CS Plays: Studio71’s The Umbrella Academy Card Game
ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to get an early hands-on experience with the latest Studio71 game, The Umbrella Academy Card Game, a tabletop adaptation of the iconic Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá comic book series and teamed up with Associate Editor Grant Hermanns’ friend Robert to briefly explain the rules and show off a round of the game! Check out the video in the player below!
Fans can pre-commit to buy the game at its official website and bring to life the fantastical and dysfunctional world of The Umbrella Academy in the comfort of their living room, bringing together their favorite seven siblings to defeat hordes of villains in cooperative battle.
“We are thrilled with the continued fan response and reception to The Umbrella Academy,” Way and Bá said in a statement. “Our love for these stories and characters is what makes us excited for you all to get to experience them firsthand with the Studio71 Umbrella Academy Card Game.”
Play as “Five”, “Séance”, “Space Boy”, “The Rumor”, “The Horror”, “The Kraken”, or “Vanya”, each with their own unique powers. These abilities give players a powerful strategy to follow during the game. Players take one energy bar card; the energy bar measures your energy throughout the game so that you can use special abilities. You’ll battle the deadly villains like “Carmichael”, “Dr. Terminal”, “Perseus X and Medusa”, “Hazel & Cha Cha” and many more.
Based on the number of players, shuffle and place the indicated number of villain cards in the middle of the play area, face down. Those villains will use villain attack cards to battle against the siblings. The players put forth their attacks against the villain attack cards, face down. Upon revealing the cards, the heroes and villains compare score values. The winning card being the one with the greater damage. An Umbrella Academy game would be nothing without a little dysfunction, brothers will fight, there will be confrontation, hopelessness, you might even hit rock bottom. Throughout the game, dysfunctional family cards bring the comic themes to life and affect each round. The siblings are victorious when all the villain cards are defeated, but if the villains overwhelm the siblings the world will be destroyed. This game is far beyond the ordinary so if you’re ready to save the world, this card game is for you.
The Kickstarter campaign is set to come to a close on Friday, September 4!