Smash Up: Marvel
30m - 60m
2 - 4 Players
Hand management games are games with cards in them that reward players for playing the cards in certain sequences or groups. The optimal sequence/grouping may vary, depending on board position, cards held and cards played by opponents. Managing your hand means gaining the most value out of available cards under given circumstances. Cards often have multiple uses in the game, further obfuscating an "optimal" sequence.
Maneuvers that directly attack an opposing player's strength, level, life points or do something else to impede their progress.
The whole point of Smash Up was parody characters, not licensed ones. I own everything Smash Up and this is a hard pass.
Pretty interesting card game, especially if you're into the lore and backstory of these characters. Gameplay itself is at the same time very basic and trivial as well as complex and hard to understand for absolute beginners.
More balanced than the original game, but still leads to some bad combos. Plays quicker than the original, which is a plus. I enjoy the marvel theme, so I’d def prefer this one.