6 Things About Smash Up You Can Quickly Learn

Smash Up is a game my brother found while stopping by the local comic book store in South Charleston (the one in WV) Lost Legion Games and Comics

Smash Up, designed by Paul Peterson, is the Shufflebuilding game from Alderac Entertainment Group.  In Smash Up players draft two faction decks, such as pirates, ninja, robots, zombies, and more, and combine them into a force to be reckoned with!

My brother had told me about this game before and it doesn't mean anything to me until he buys it and asks me to play it.
Ok fine.

1. This Is Not a Drinking Game
There's too much math involved for this to be a drinking game. Mostly just lots of addition which isn't hard just a pain especially when you have cards that power up other cards or cards that take away other cards (or minions I should say) powers.

2. Two people can play this game and it'll still be fun.
Because there's one base extra than the number of people playing depending upon your strategy two people playing is just as fun.

3. It's not a fast-paced game. My brother got upset with me because he takes so long to finish his turn but that's because your cards all do something different and some of the cards' wording is a little funny.

But just play your turn it's not chess.

4. The cards actually do what they are. After a few times of playing LJ bought the expansion pack and we played with our cousins. One of my cousins noticed that the T-Rex has nothing written on his card just that he's a number 7 (I've yet to see anything higher than a 7) and that's that.
The dinosaurs are about power. The Pirates are about numbers, the aliens are about taking power, the ninjas pop in at the last minute and cheat, I have massive issues with the Shinobi card and the gnomes are about magic, there are wizards but they're mostly about spells.
The zombie cards allow you to continuously keep pulling from your graveyard haha get it, gotta give Aaron credit for that one.
And the robots fix, tinker and upgrade the bots you've already played.
Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head there are more factions.
It's a fun game and if you're playing with my brother it's a quick game.
Each base has a number on it with a certain rule on the bottom the person who beats this base gets to keep all of their minions or something to that effect they're all different. 

5. The Objective. The Objective is to make to 15. The three numbers in the middle is first place, second and third. Unless a shinobi card is played and you could end up with nothing. I feel like he's using that card wrong or may be I'm just meant to hate ninjas.
I have fun when we play it there's a lot of strategy and thinking involved so if you like those kinds of games this is the game for you.

Here's more information on Smash Up

And here's a video of Beverly Crusher's tv son Wil Wheaton playing the game with the guy from MadMen, I'm not kidding.  Just click the link.  This game has been around seeing that the video is four years old so it sounds like I'm behind on the table top card game times.

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