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Internal unrest brews among the court of the Abyss. The warlike Crabs bring chaos against the wise mages of the Jellyfish while the merchant Shellfish wage trade wars against the insidious Squid politicians. Can you recruit the allies you need to master the lords of the Abyss?

Venture to Abyss, where players must battle monsters, recruit allies, and sway the great lords of the deep. The right hand of ally cards will let you control the lords who will help you seize the kingdoms of the Abyss. Be careful of your foes, though, because treachery abounds in the lands under the sea!

Abyss components
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  • Breathtaking art in a magical kingdom
  • Five variant covers
  • Exciting and tense gameplay
  • Co-authored by Bruno Cathala

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“An acceptable but lackluster time”

An interesting concept of gathering cards to purchase other cards. It’s been done both before and after Abyss, which kind of hurts it.


Each turn in this engine building hand management game you have 3 choices. Show cards that your opponent can get first crack at, you can take card at any time if the opponent don’t buy it or keep flipping cards till you reach the last spot in the board, once you get there you must take the last card and one pearl. All other cards go to their various faction spaces to be used in choice 2. Choice 2 you can take all the cards from 1 faction space. Choice 3 is use the cards you have from choices 1 and 2 to buy a lord for victory points and possibly a key. 3 keys are used to get a location you can use for extra victory points of other game altering abilities. The game ends when a player gets their 7th lord card

The Bad

As I stated in the opening sentence, this game does nothing new, and while the art is interesting (I do like wildlife pictures, be they drawn or photograph) this game doesn’t bring anything new to the table and left me with an overall feeling of being underwhelmed.

In conclusion

While it is by no means a bad game (it is perfectly functional doing what many other games also do) if you were to pass it by because it doesn’t do anything new, I would totally understand

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1 of 12 gamers found this helpful
“Nice game for a sunday night”

This game is easy to lear, a its simply to play.
The bcg are not my speciallity but Abyss was a good experiencie for me. I dont know if I sure to buy this game because my friends and me like the board and miniature games. Abyss is a good choice if you like the Building Card games, esasy to lear, quick to play.
This game remindme games like, Magic The Gathering, Mitos y Leyendas, etc.
The art of the cards is very good.


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