Cryptozoic Entertainment is preparing a fourth quarter release for the DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Heroes Unite Expansion (MSRP $40.00), which can function as a stand-alone game or can be combined with cards from the original DC Comics Deck-Building Game to add excitement and new levels of complexity. Expanding on the original DC Deck-Building Game (see "'DC Comics Deck-Building Game'"), the Heroes Unite expansion adds new characters that players can use as their “avatars” during the game including Shazam!, Hawkman, Red Tornado, Nightwing, Black Canary, Batgirl, or Booster Gold. Each player’s chosen superhero has an ability that dictates (to some extent at least) the strategies employed in the contest.
Each player begins the Heroes Unite game with a basic 10-card deck. "Power" is the currency of value in this game as players attempt to acquire new stronger cards to add to their decks. The goal of a deck-building game is to craft a personalized deck into a well-oiled machine. Five different types of cards can be acquired including "Villains," "Heroes," "Equipment," "Super Powers," and "Locations."
A large, central stack of cards supplies a five-card “Line-Up” from which players make their purchases. Each player will always have five face-up cards to choose from each turn, so every turn there are new options and surprises.
When a player has amassed enough Power, he or she may defeat the current Super-Villain, but when a Super-Villain is defeated, a new one appears and makes an Attack against each player in the game. Players can defend themselves by using cards such as "Force Field" and "Helmet of Fate."
The player who ends up with the most "Victory Points" from the cards in his or her deck is the winner.
Also Plays like a Stand-Alone Game
May 16 2013 @ 3:29 pm CT