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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

PCB Game Night: DC Deck Building Game (PLUS YOU CAN WIN IT!)

Fans of deck building games like Dominion (reviewed here) and fans of DC Comics range of excellent heroes might just have their days made with this game from Cryptozoic Entertainment.

DC Comics Deck-Building Game is a super fun, rather easy to learn game where you construct a deck from available cards and fight to defeat the super-villains (and earn the victory points) to win against your opponents.

Let's let Cryptozoic (a keep your eye on them game company for sure!) tell you all about it:

In the DC Comics Deck-building Game, you take on the role of Batman™,Superman™, or one of their brave and heroic allies in the struggle against the forces of Super-Villainy! While you begin armed only with basic combat maneuvers, you will add new, more powerful cards to your deck as you go, with the goal of defeating as many of the DC Comics Super-Villains as you can. In the end, the player who has accumulated the most Victory Points from the cards in his or her deck wins the game!  

 Collect heroes, defeat villains, beat your friends, and win the game.

This is the perfect entry into deck building games.  It's a fast game (generally around 30 - 45 minutes) plus it has all the characters you love (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and more).

2-5 players means you might have some friends sitting out if you have more than that over.  Hopefully, much like Dominion, this can be resolved with a future expansion.   Geek parents can totally use this game to introduce their kids to this style of gaming.  They will be excited by the characters and it is a great launching pad into the more expansive deck building game world.

There are plenty of combos to learn, fun abilities, and flat out gorgeous artwork on every card.  The game is also compatible with other games based on the Cerberus (Heroes) card engine, which I can't say much about as I haven't tried mixing or playing the other games in this engine just yet.  I'll mention that in any other reviews we do with games of that engine.

One complaint for me is that the cards can get a little repetitive.  This can be expected for the first version of the game and is certain to be a non issue once expansions start rolling out.

I'm gonna keep the review part of this short because, honestly, I love the game.

9 out of 10 Teen Titans!

So here we go.  Do you want to win a copy of the DC Deck Building Game courtesy of our awesome friends and Cryptozoic?  How about if I throw in a rare exclusive promo MARTIAN MANHUNTER character card?

Send us an email to with your name. Put DC DECK BUILDING CONTEST in the subject line.  We'll pick two winners at random.  The first wins a copy of the entire game + the promo card.  The second winner gets a promo card!

Winners will be contacted on May 15!

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