Review: Sentinels of the Multiverse – Shattered Timelines

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 14-Mar-13 | 14 comments

Shattered Timelines

At is simplest, Shattered Timelines introduces 2 new heroes, 4 new villains and 2 new Environments. But this third expansion offers a game play experience for Sentinels of the Multiverse unlike any you have yet experienced. Or will experience in the past or an alternate future, or a parallel universe… Wait .. wha? Yes, time can drive you nuts. But Shattered Timelines will give you a co-op experience you will always forget, or never remember? Uh… let’s let the cards speak for themselves…

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@Sir Gamesalot I took the plunge. Bought the enhanced core set. The wife wasn’t too keen on it first play though but that may be becuase she was taking care of the baby the same time as we were playing, so she felt like she was just doing what I asked. Overall I’m really glad I did. But i can see its gonna suck some more cash out of my bank account.

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@Penta, my wife was very hesitant to purchase or play Flash Point, but we both ended up being VERY pleasantly surprised by it and we love the different levels of difficulty you can set (based on which rules you decide to include). That factor alone makes replay factor really high for us and makes it useful as a gateway game. If you couple that with unique specialists, varying set-up options, and the fact that the fire spreading/placement mechanic makes every game different and unpredictable, it practically BEGS us to be played again and again. Half the fun is figuring out the right strategy, let alone fighting to make it work.

Flash Point also has a KickStarter going for the third (and the biggest) expansion to date. I don’t think I can resist the temptation. Check out the Board Games on kickstarter.com (March 22) news entry on here.

Castle Panic may not be for everyone, but is a fun game. My wife is not a fan of cooperative games (too competitive), but still likes to play it since she can vie for victory points or control the monsters with a different game play mode. It also has an expansion that adds complexity and difficulty to the game, adding to the potential replay factor for later. The biggest problem we face is stopping ourselves from telling new players what to do on their turn.

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@Sir Gamesalot I’ve had castle panic for a while but she doesn’t seem to want to play it. I keep pushing the issue. I’ve been wanting flash point. is it fantastic?

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Just arrived. Iron Legacy is an unstoppable BEAST!

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@Penta, if she likes cooperative games (my personal favorites), you should definitely check out the Cooperative Games section of the Game Exploration Quests section if you haven’t already. Here’s a direct link: http://boardgaming.com/explore-games/game-collections-cooperative

Several of my go-to or favorites games of all time are listed there, including Space Alert, Flash Point: Fire Rescue, Castle Panic, and A Touch of Evil.

I almost referenced Zombicide there, but I know zombie games seem to be a little overdone and some are getting burned out on them.

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@Sir Gamesalot Yeah, i took the plunge. She might like it or might not. She does have a tendency to like games where we work together, she says i’m too mean otherwise.

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@Penta, well perhaps she’ll see how much fun the game is and decide to a.) cut you some slack, b.) join in on the fun, c.) make it a birthday or other gift, and/or d.) order some of the expansions. If not, then perhaps you could arrange an “even trade” by offering to pick up something of equivalent value that she’d like.

I have to say I was a bit hesitant to jump on the Sentinels bandwagon at first myself. But after playing it a few times, I definitely see the appeal and will be playing this game for a long time to come, despite my wife not being into the game. Of course, she’s not really a fan of superheroes or cooperative games and therefore hasn’t found the appeal of this game.

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@Granny You’re about to make this guy’s wife very mad at him for buying another game.

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@Penta Well, I just ordered this and all the mini-expansions (so I think so). My son is obsessed… and I’ve yet to find someone who doesn’t at least enjoy playing this. It’s easy to teach and play, so if you have some people that you’d like to get into games… this might be a good gateway drug. The only reason to stay away is if you don’t like the superhero theme

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I’ve been thinking aobut taking the Sentinels of the Multiverse kool-aid. Is it worth it?

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Sounds like it could be an expansion set adrift in the temporal vortex. Is it the 3rd, 4th or 27th expansion? Or all of the above?

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Good catch! Just updated the overview… this is the third expansion (but forth release taking into account the enhanced edition).

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I believe you are correct, aceraxon. Based on what is showing on Greater Than Games’ website and on here, I only count three expansions so far. That is, unless the Enhanced Edition of the base game is being considered as an expansion…

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I thought this was the third expansion? Or at least third full expansion

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