Smash Up, designed by Paul Peterson, is the all-new Shufflebuilding game from
Alderac Entertainment Group. In Smash Up players take two factions, such as
pirates, ninja, robots, zombies, and more, and combine their decks into a force
to be reckoned with!
When the game begins, players take turns drafting one of several faction
decks. Once each player has two decks, they shuffle them together, combining
their distinct abilities into a unique 40-card deck. Players then deal out a
number of Base cards, and play their decks to attempt to have the most power on
a base when it is scored.
It may sound simple, but how simple is it when your opponent's Zombie-Ninja
Assassinate your minions then create an Outbreak, loading the Base with minions
from their discard pile? Or when their Pirate-Dinosaurs Full Sail onto the base
with the mighty King Rex, whose massive power dwarfs that of other minions?
Each combination gives a different experience, Pirate-Aliens play very
different than Pirate-Zombies, and with 8 factions in the base set there are
tons of combinations to try out!
Ages 8 to adult
45 minutes playing time.
The Smash Up core game features 8 distinct factions that you can mix and
match to defeat your opponents.
Pirates move cards around the table keeping your opponents unbalanced.
Ninja strike from the shadows and steal victories from under enemies.
Zombies refuse to stay in the discard pile, continually returning to the
Robots churn themselves off the factory line with frightening efficiency.
Dinosaurs (with lasers) bring stunning power to the fight, dwarfing their
Wizards use their arcane knowledge to secure whatever cards you may need at the
Tricksters use their mischievous nature to make life extremely difficult for
Aliens change the very nature of the battle, moving enemies about, and
manipulating the Base cards you fight for.
Combine these groups into teams of two for various effects! Smash Up contains
16 Base cards to compete over.