Game 12

I’m back in school now, so I would say my posts won’t be as frequent, but they’ll probably actually be as frequent as they have been for a while now. I want to try to post a little more often again because I really love this game. I hope to use weekends to make up for the times I’m busy during the week.

Anyway, this time I played a heroes game with my sister and her boyfriend, and it was a lot of fun.

Game Setup

Heroes- Iron Man, Storm, Wolverine, Hawkeye, Rogue

Mastermind- Loki

Scheme- Forge the Infinity Gauntlet

Villains- Infinity Gems, Enemies of Asgard, Skrulls

Henchman- Sentinals

Gameplay

Once again, the combination of Iron Man, Hawkeye, and Wolverine (sometimes Storm as well), made for some hands where we drew a ton of extra cards. It was crucial in beating the harder opponents, namely Loki and the Infinity Gems.

The Infinity Gems are hard little suckers, though they’re awesome and still my favorite villain group. Two of them escaped before we could beat them and gave Loki two shards in the process, making him at 12. Then two more came out and after that we started getting scheme twists. This ended up bringing the gems up to 13 and 12 because of shards, making them really hard to beat for a while. Even later on it was just a  matter of getting lucky hands that we did at all. My sister beat one and her boyfriend beat the other. I also got the Space gem at one point so I wasn’t left out of the fun.

The Skrulls were a bit annoying as well, as one of them stole the best Hawkeye card and escaped with it. Skrull Queen Veranke took Wolverine’s best card, but fortunately I beat her and got that card.

At the end, my sister’s boyfriend got a hand where he was able to draw a ton of cards between having the best Iron Man card, plus some other Iron Mans and Hawkeyes. He ended up accumulating a whopping 25 attack which allowed him to defeat Loki twice in one turn to win the game for the good side.

In the Final Showdown turn however, I got to draw six cards with a combination of my best Wolverine card letting me draw 3 of them and then Rogue’s card that lets you play a copy of any card. Plus I was able to draw even more cards with my other card effects. In the end I drew a total of 12 cards and the aforementioned Wolverine card’s other effect is that he gains an attack point for every card you drew. So I ended  up with a total of 23 and won the Final Showdown.

Results

It wouldn’t have been possible to win without our combined efforts, and my sister’s boyfriend won the game for us, but when we counted victory points, I was the overall winner :).

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Game 11

I’ve switched gears now back to the heroes version of the game for a bit, and while this one wasn’t the most exciting I’ve played, it was still very fun as usual.

Game Setup

Heroes- Iron Man, Captain America, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Hawkeye

Mastermind- Loki

Scheme- Unleash the Power of the Cosmic Cube

Villain Groups- Enemies of Asgard, Hydra, Masters of Evil

Henchman- Doombots

*Heroic Mode- Add 1 extra scheme twist

*Maniacal Mastermind- Mastermind gets +1 attack

Gameplay

The scheme is the easiest in the game, but with Loki at 11 attack I still had a decent challenge and it was enjoyable to play as always.

There weren’t too many noteworthy things in this game, but I will say that Captain America’s cards are useful if you collect a few cards of each color. Normally, you’d want to focus on one or two colors, but I enjoyed having it be an advantage to not have that slight constraint. Not that you have to do that anyway, but a lot of times it really does make a difference. Still, with that not the case this time it was quite freeing.

With Iron Man, Rocket, and Hawkeye in the game, I was drawing a lot of cards. This is a good thing, and that leads me to the one really significant play of the game. I had two Rockets where you could discard a card to draw a card, a Hawkeye that let you draw a card, and an Iron Man where you can draw up to two cards if you have another Tech hero. This allowed me to gather enough points to not only recruit Gamora’s best card Godslayer Blade (which sadly I still haven’t gotten to use!), but I also could defeat the Enchantress at 6, which allowed me to draw three more cards. This then gave me cards that let me draw MORE cards, and by the end of it I was able to defeat Baron Zemo as well, and because I had so many Avengers cards, I got to rescue a whopping 7 bystanders at once. It was a very eventful turn.

It took a little while and I gained a lot of wounds in the process, but I eventually managed to defeat Loki.

Results

Player 1- 28

Player 2- 50

Player 3- 14

Winner 

Player 2

Closing Comments

There always seems to be at least one player that lags in score compared to the others. Maybe I favor one or two of the ‘players’ I control, and kind of neglect to give the other the better cards? Who knows. I’ll have to play a few more times to see for sure.

Game 10

I really need to get back into writing this on a regular basis, but sadly life tends to get in the way. Still, hopefully if I can get at least a post every other day or so I’ll be happy. This was another combined heroes/villains game and it was kind of crazy.

Game Setup

Heroes/Allies- Electro, Ultron, Emma Frost, Hawkeye, Wolverine

Commander- Odin

Scheme- Super Hero Civil War

Adversaries/Villains- Marvel Knights, Spider-Friends, Masters of Evil

Backup- Asgardian Warriors

Gameplay

It’s official, the Marvel universe has gone crazy. Odin led the warriors of Asgard into starting a civil war among the heroes (and the villains too in this case). It was hero versus hero, in which some heroes teamed up with villains to beat other heroes, villain against villain, Ultron versus Ultron. Hydra and SHIELD had to team up probably just to survive. And where was Thor while his dad was waging war on his beloved Midgard? Maybe he was busy dealing with Loki somewhere.

I’ve used Ultron a few times now, but he still remains quite fun to play as. I enjoy collecting a bunch of his cards and then getting to make awesome combos out of them. There was something very satisfying about using an army of evil robots to beat up Odin. I’ve always had kind of a grudge against the old man. He sucks as a dad.

Hawkeye, Wolverine, and Emma Frost all had me drawing cards left and right, which can sometimes be tedious but was kind of fun in this game. Sometimes the other players also got to draw cards due to some of their effects.

I usually dodged Electro’s cards, but not because they’re not good. Actually, by doing so, one of his cards grew stronger with each card I discarded. It also let me draw a new card that sometimes then let me draw even more cards. He helped me beat Odin the first time and through the game let me put together some nice chains.

I was disappointed that 4 out of 5 of the rare hero/villain cards ended up in the KO pile due to scheme twists, but overall, it was a pretty fun game.

Results

Player 1- 44

Player 2- 33

Player 3- 22

(How weird is that :P?)

Winner

Player 1