C – Crossbows and Catapults

It’s really a crime that in an age of Angry Birds everything, Crossbows and Catapults remains out of print.

The main thing I remember about the “rules” was that you were more or less told “make up your own rules or don’t, you have Crossbows and Catapults, why aren’t you making walls and knocking them down RIGHT NOW!?”

Crossbows & Catapults came with two sets of building blocks, “keep” towers, plastic miniatures, hard tokens, Crossbows and Catapults. You’d build your little forts opposite one another and take turns trying to knock them down. Or move your little men across the battlefield to tactical advantage. But mostly knock stuff down.

8 responses to “C – Crossbows and Catapults

    • Probably my favorite part was the spring-loaded castle that would tossle the minis off the ramparts if the gate was hit hard enough.

      • The castle WAS the best part. Even if it was a bigger target than the guys in the woods. And the crossbows were way easier to use.

        “Rules? Where we’re going, we don’t need. Rules.”


      • Yeah. The catapults were either too inaccurate or, depending on the rubber band tension, liable to send your little piece halfway across the house. Catapults were decent for positioning pieces but it was the crossbows the bulk of the work.

      • Also, I just found and posted an old TV spot for it. Man, I feel gypped now that I find that I didn’t have the shield wall or trojan horse!

    • You might still be able to find a copy through Boardgamegeek. The pieces are kind of small though, and there’s that whole “You’ll put your eye out” factor. I’d recommend it more for 8+. Still, doesn’t mean you can’t sock one away and save for when the kiddo’s old enough.

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