Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game

Description

Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game is set in the Marvel Comics universe. To set up the game, players choose a mastermind villain (Magneto, Loki, Dr. Doom, etc.), stack that particular villain’s attack cards underneath it, then modify the villain deck as needed based on that villain’s particular scheme. Players then choose a number of hero decks – Spider-Man, Hulk, Cyclops, Wolverine, etc. – and shuffle them together; since players use only a handful of hero decks out of the fifteen included, the hero deck can vary widely in terms of what’s available.

Over the course of the game, players will recruit powerful hero cards to add to their deck in order to build a stronger and more resourceful deck. Players need to build both their recruitment powers (to enlist more heroes) and their fighting ability (to combat the villains who keep popping up to cause trouble). Players recruit heroes from an array of five cards, with empty slots refilled as needed. At the start of a player’s turn, he reveals a villain and adds it to the row of villains. This row has a limited number of spaces, and if it fills up, the earliest villain to arrive escapes, possibly punishing the heroes in some way. Some villains also take an action when showing up for the first time, such as kidnapping an innocent bystander. The villain deck also contains “master strike” cards, and whenever one of these shows up, the mastermind villain (controlled by the game) takes a bonus action.

As players fight and defeat villains, they collect those cards, which will be worth points at game’s end. Players can also fight the mastermind; if a player has enough fighting power, he claims one of the attack cards beneath the mastermind, which has a particular effect on the game. If all of these cards are claimed, the game ends and players tally their points to see who wins. If the mastermind completes his scheme, however – having a certain number of villains escape, for example, or imposing a certain number of wounds on the heroes – then the players all lose.

Designer: Devin Low
Publisher: Upper Deck Entertainment
Player numbers: 1-5 Players
Recommended Age: 14+
Game Time: 30-60 minutes

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Awards & Honours:

2013 Origins Awards Best Traditional Card Game Nominee
2013 Golden Geek Best Card Game Nominee

Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game Board Game Expansions:

Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Annihilation
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Ant-Man
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Captain America 75th Anniversary
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Champions
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Civil War
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Dark City
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Deadpool
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Dimensions
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Fantastic Four
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Fear Itself
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Guardians of the Galaxy
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Heroes of Asgard
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – House of M Promo Card
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Into the Cosmos
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Marvel Noir
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Organized Play Kit #1
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Organized Play Kit #2
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Organized Play Kit #3
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Paint the Town Red
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Playable Marvel 3D Trading Cards
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Promo Card Detective Wolverine Heroic Bystander
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Promo Card Magik Heroic Bystander (New Mutants)
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Realm of Kings
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Revelations
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – S.H.I.E.L.D.
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Secret Wars, Volume 1
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Secret Wars, Volume 2
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Spider-Man Homecoming
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – The New Mutants
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Venom
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – World War Hulk
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – X-Men
Legendary: A Marvel Deck-Building Game – Doctor Strange and the Shadows of Nightmare

 

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