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Review: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 12-Sep-13 | 9 comments

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game in play

You are an adventurer. Along with your fellow party members you will travel to locations, find treasures, allies and monsters! Use your abilities and items wisely and coordinate your efforts with your fellow party members to defeat the Villain before time runs out.

Hold it! This sounds like a role-playing game, right? Not quite an RPG, not quite a deck-builder, definitely cooperative (most of the time), the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game allows players to experience an archetypal fantasy adventure in a refreshing new way…

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Comments (9)

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US Marines Service

Sorry Brian, I just saw this. Yes I do have Pathfinder.

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Mask of Agamemnon
Paladin
The Gold Heart
Cooperative Game Explorer

The Pathfinder RPG itself is very good, I hope the cards is too.

Not that this game would follow the path of Spellfire it was a card game from the old (and extinct also) AD&D.

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I play blue
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Advanced Reviewer

Greg, you have Pathfinder?

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Marquis / Marchioness

hahma,

I’m not saying people should be surprised, but seeing how often some gamers compare prices of games solely based on what’s in the box, I fully expect those people will be surprised.

I’m hopeful I’m wrong and people will focus on the gameplay and not component quantity of the game, but past experience makes me think that won’t universally be the case.

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Jungle Elves - Summoner Wars
BoardGaming.com Beta 2.0 Tester
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Unicorn Clan - Legend of the Five Rings

@ Dad: I’ve played solo about six or eight times. I enjoy it very much as a solo game, but I’d agree with Hahma that it is more enjoyable playing multiple characters. I’ve settled on three as a good number. Playing multiple characters offers a lot more interaction and decisions and also allows you to experience more locations.

I think it’s probably one of my favorite solo games.

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US Marines Service

@Dad – I’ve played solo and just tried 1 character the first time to get my feet wet and get a feel for the game. I re-did that first scenario with that character again and kept him where he was at, then ran 2 different characters through the first scenario. Finally, I just ran all 3 of those characters through the second scenario and they got through in good shape. When playing solo, it’s more fun when running more than 1 character as you have more choices and decisions to make regarding having them helping each other or not. Also deciding where to send them, and also sharing items, weapons, armor etc. I really like it. It’s obviously also great with other players too.

@Andy. I really don’t know why people would be surprised at such an empty box. There’s like only 500 cards in there and some dice. It’s not a miniatures game and doesn’t have tiles. I like having the different slots for the different types of cards, as it makes it easier for set up, as well as during the game when you need to banish cards, summon them or whatever. The extra space for adventure packs will come in handy later when adding more packs. At some point players need to get rid of basic and elite cards, so they can put them back in the empty boxes in those slots.

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Smash Up: Trickster Faction Fan
USA

Has anyone tried this solo?

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Marquis / Marchioness

It’s a bit of a shock when you first open the box and see how empty it is. I know that you need space to sort out the cards and expansions will be held well, but when you open a box this large (and expensive) you don’t expect to see so little.

It’s not a problem for me as I don’t have a need for fancy components, and prefer to pay for gameplay, but I think there will be a lot of surprised (and possibly upset) people when they tear off the shrink wrap and are initially faced with the available space in the box.

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Rosetta Stone
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Junior

Saw this at GENCON, and it looked interesting but didn’t get to play a demo. I’m going to get my Pathfinder friends to invest so I can join them for free. 🙂

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