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 fight.
Robots churn themselves off the factory line with frightening efficiency.
Dinosaurs (with lasers) bring stunning power to the fight, dwarfing their opposition.
Wizards use their arcane knowledge to secure whatever cards you may need at the time.
Tricksters use their mischievous nature to make life extremely difficult for opponents.
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.
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 Assassinateyour 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!