If you want a new board game that doesn’t take itself too seriously, you need Rick and Morty: The Pickle Rick Game from Cryptozoic Entertainment. Obviously, it is based on the Pickle Rick Episode (Season 3, Episode 3) of Rick and Morty, and it comes with Pickle Rick and Jaguar miniatures.
One player plays as Pickle Rick with the goal of escaping a heavily armed compound, and the other takes on the role of both Jaguar and the Russians in trying to stop him. The most noticeable feature of the game is that it comes with a large (12.75″ tall) Pickle Rick game case. This means it looks cool while sitting on your shelf waiting to be played.
This is a bomb-a** game that comes in a pickle—how about that for defying both the laws of science and God? Even when you aren’t playing, you can proudly display your pickle anywhere you want: work, home, school, or (shudder) your family therapy session.
When you finally stop staring at it and crack the pickle open, someone awesome gets to play as Pickle Rick and try to escape a heavily armed compound. Another, more tortured soul can play as both the Russians AND Jaguar, who are hell bent on crushing Solenya, the pickle man who crawls from bowls of cold soup to steal the dreams of wasteful children (a.k.a., Pickle Rick). The Pickle Rick player uses weapons cards to dole out damage and Air Vents to get out of jams as he or she tries to get to the Rooftop. The Pickle Rick and Jaguar miniatures are moved across a dynamic board made up of tiles that are constantly being added, rotated, and flipped. Once play is over, everything can be placed right back into the Pickle Rick game case.
Contents: 25 Pickle Rick cards, 1 Pickle Rick miniature, 25 Russian cards, 1 Jaguar miniature, 10 Russian Guard standees, 3 oversized character cards, 28 building tiles, 4 custom dice and 1 rulebook.
Rick and Morty: The Pickle Rick Game is available at Hot Topic and Amazon.
Now I know what I will gift to my nephew for his birthday. Can’t wait to see the reaction of this boy who loves pickles. And I need to finish installing the parts I ordered from 4WheelOnline to the truck and get ready for 8 hours trip going to their home this coming weekend.