Claustrophobia 1643 is an asymmetric, two-player strategy game of survival, hellfire, and demonic combat. The game consists of 20 different unique, playable scenarios—each of which lasts between an hour to an hour and a half. One player takes the reins of the infernal forces of hell, the other roleplays a rag-tag group of humans, and you both face off in a battlefield of twisting, tunneling catacombs.
Both players get their own detailed miniatures and rules to play. The humans start with a set number of warriors (four at most) while the demons are constantly spawning new friends into the game.
I was astonished at just how much fun is packed into these short adventures. My favorite scenario so far was one tale of desperate flight, where my opponent’s sole goal was to flee through a dozen sections of the catacombs into the daylight, and I had to send wave after wave of demons to stop him. Even though he only needed 2 of his 4 crusaders to survive to win the game…none saw the daylight.