During the game, basic cards (each with their own difficulties and abilities) are at stake. You try to have the most power on the basis of your minions when the base is broken. Sounds easy? Is it easy when an opponent's Alien-Ninja decides to tie your minions to other Bases - flat Murder them? What happens when the Pirate-Dinosaur Full Sails player and frees King Rex to trample your minions in the ground, or when wizard-zombies use their mystic power to create an outbreak, suddenly flooding minions on the base of the discard pile? Or if you were facing a Zombie-Dinosaur player instead and he created an epidemic of massive beasts at the same time?!?
When a base is smashed, each player in first, second and third place scores points. Fourth place? Sorry, brother, next time.
With eight different factions, Smash Up includes dozens of combinations to try. Pirate-Aliens play different Ninja-Aliens, for example. Which one will you use to crush your opponents?
And did we mention dinosaurs have laser beams?
Smash Up: Munchkin
Smash Up: Pretty Pretty Smash Up
Smash Up: The Big Geeky Box
Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature
Smash Up: Monster Smash
Smash Up: The Obligatory Cthulhu Set
Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
Smash Up: It's Your Fault!
Smash Up: Cease and Desist
Tom Vasel and Sam Healey take a look at this hand management card game from AEG.
Sam takes a look at Smash Up from AEG
Scott reviews Smash Up from AEG, along with the first expansion
Ryan reviews this silly fighting game from AEG
Tom reviews this card game from AEG
TDT # 269 - Games that Got us into Gaming
In this episode, Tom and Eric podcast live from GenCon 2012!
But don't worry, we don't talk all about the fair. Instead, Eric gives us some first impressions of the new Merchant of Venus, and we review other games such as Smash Up and Flower Fall. We have a host of contributors, and end the episode with our question of the week - what game got you into gaming? But instead of just us answering the question - we have answers from designers, publishers, and more!