dmNorthTV and Guests play board games!! Saturday nights, we get together with friends and try and play a stream friendly board game. It is usually a fun get together with great people. A time to enjoy to social aspect of gaming that we are lacking right now.
Here, you will find our short and sweet review on the board game we have played from each of the players. We stream the gameplay on the dmNorthTV Twitch channel every other Saturday. Come hangout and say “Hi” of you get a chance.
This week, we played through Marvel Champions: The Card Game. Marvel Champions is a co-operative living card game. You choose your hero and associated cards and combine it with an Aspect (Justice, Aggression, Leadership, or Protection) to suit your play style. Use preconstructed decks or make your own to give your heroes the best chance at victory. The heroes will work together to battle and stop the villain who is trying to complete their master scheme. Can the heroes defeat the villain before time is up?
Hereos: Black Widow, She-Hulk, and Black Panther
This week, we were joined by comicsmike and RonathanPxPx to see if we could power our way to victory over Ultron. You can take a look at our gameplay video on our YouTube channel, or scroll on down to see what we thought of the game.
This was a long one, so we broke it down into individual turns. Links to the next video are at the end of each video, or check it out on YouTube.
Final Thoughts About . . . Marvel Champions: The Card Game
Here, we will give you some basic thoughts about the game we played. This is by no means meant to be an in-depth review of the game, as there are already lots of those out there. This is just a “what did we think of it and would it be a good board game night game” type thing. If you want to see something more in-depth, please let us know in the comments below.
- 5 Meeples: Fantastic Game, A must-play game!
- 4 Meeples: Great Game, minor flaws.
- 3 Meeples: Good Game, some weaknesses.
- 2 Meeples: OK Game, needs work.
- 1 Meeple: Awful Game. Do not play this unless you want to punish yourself.
It has been a while since I dusted this off of the shelf and I am glad I did. Even though I ran the Villain in this game (which is not necessary in a live game), I still had a blast. I can see how many of the heroes have different strengths and weaknesses and how that can play out over the course of the game. If feel this game has the chance to just get better and better the more you play it. Solid game and I cannot wait to play it again. A DC theme would put it over the top for me.
This was my first time playing this game. I don’t own the base game but picked up the Black Widow hero pack whom I played as. I enjoyed working together to take down the villain by using our unique abilities to conquer. Since it was my first time, getting use to the cards, how it works etc. was a challenge as each character has their “job” to do but I would definitely play again.
This has been the fun living card game. As the game expands, you get fun new options to keep the game fresh. She-Hulk is a fun hero that I played. Ultron is a big problem to deal with.
If you want a cooperative game where you get to assume the role of your favorite Marvel character by constructing their deck to suit your play style, then this is the game for you. At first this game may seem a little daunting to figure out how your deck and the villain decks should be set up but once you get a few games under your belt it will start to come naturally to you. The only knock is that character and villain pool is limited to the MCU & Spiderverse characters. (sorry no X-men)
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