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Smash Up

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Righto. So where to begin with this cool little game….. First and most importantly, its super easy to get into. With so many board games out there that can confuse the living daylights out of people new to the hobby. Smashup shines like a polished gem. The rules are basic. You pick 2 factions (this ranges from Pirates , Ninjas , Robots , Dinosaurs , Zombies & many more). After making your selection you take your two decks of cards and you mush them together to create the deck you will be playing with. These cards consist of two types. Minions and Actions.

Minion cards are well… Minions. Each minion has a power value and ability that can give you a strategic edge in the game. Minions range from weak to powerful and can have an impact on how you play the game.
Action cards give you a wide range of abilities that can make or break your game strategy.

The main objective of the game is to destroy bases (all of them themed to coincide with the playable factions that are available in the base game). These bases range from Ninja dojo’s to graveyards and have certain interesting properties about them. What I like most about the “base” concept is that each one has a set point value.

Why a point value you ask? Simple. The point value needs to be matched by minions that are placed on the base. So let’s say you have 4 players all vying for the top spot on a certain base in play. The base has a “pop / burst” value of 20. So everyone joins in on the feeding frenzy and before you know it you have a more than 20 points. Pop goes the base. When this happens there are 3 spots on the podium that awards players with points for 1st , 2nd and 3rd place. The more minions you contributed towards the bases destruction the better your chance is of getting first place. Once the score is tallied up the victory points get handed out.

And so it goes. Pop as many bases as you can with your trusty minions and in no time you will have 15 Victory Points. When you hit this number first you win the game! Simple eh 🙂

For me Smashup is a fun & entertaining little game with a surprising layer of complexity. Its a must have for any board gaming enthusiast!

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