Tabletop and video game developer One Method Monkey has a new board game in development and it’s coming to Kickstarter in a few short weeks. Hey Cutie is firmly in a genre that isn’t really represented in the tabletop space: dating sims.

In Hey Cutie, players take on the role of a person trying to get a date with as many people as possible. (So basically, you’re playing as pretty much anyone in their 20s.) There are a variety of crushes available in the game, each of whom has their own tastes that you have to try to match. Players must adjust their Looks, Brains, Charm, and Edge. Unfortunately, you can’t be excellent in every single stat like my Skyrim character. Instead, you’ll have to do your best to target the available crushes on the board while sabotaging your opponents’ efforts at doing the same.

We got to chat with Brian Sowers of One Method Monkey at Play NYC 2019, and he tells us that he’s going to be bringing this interesting tabletop game to Kickstarter sometime in September 2019. He previously ran a successful Kickstarter for Hero’s Crossing, a tabletop game where you manage an item shop in an RPG town.

Throughout a game of Hey Cutie, you’ll pick up flirt cards, change your outfits and accessories, and make use of special powers to gain every advantage on the battlefield of love! It certainly seems like an interesting concept that we’re keen to explore!

You’ll be able to get your own copy of Hey Cutie when its Kickstarter launches sometime next month. In the meantime, you can check out the developer’s official website.

What do you think of Hey Cutie? Does a tabletop dating sim game appeal to you or do you prefer playing this as a digital experience? Let us know in the comments below! Check out what else we saw at Play NYC by going to our Play NYC 2019 Coverage Hub.


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!



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