Comics, fantasy/ sci-fi fiction, Anime, TV shows, movies and video games; we love them all! Ever wished you could be the characters in your favourite series? Or feel what it’s like to be in the universe of your favourite TV show? With these awesome licensed games, you most certainly can!
The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game
Based on the urban fantasy fiction series by Jim Butcher, you and your friends play Harry Dresden and team working together to solve cases, just like in the books! Choose from your favourite characters like Harry, Murphy, Susan, Michael, and the Alphas. You could even take ‘side jobs’ which are cases based on the Dresden Files short story collection.
Players share a pool of action points called Fate points. On your turn you decide to either spend Fate Points by playing cards or choose to generate more Fate Points for others. Cards allow you to attack foes, pull off stunts or investigate cases. The aim of the game is to complete as many cases from a scenario as you can while taking out the bad guys! Players can also trigger a ‘Showdown’ and try to defeat the scenario end boss in an all out attack!
An absolute treat for Dresden Files fans with memorable moments and inside jokes that only fans would know!
For 1-5 Players, 30 Minutes Playing Time, Ages 13+
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game
Marvel comic book fans and fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will love this one for sure! In Legendary: Marvel Deck Building Game, you and your friends play as your favourite Marvel heroes and work together to fight the big bads like Loki, Red Skull, Iron Monger and more! In the special MCU Phase 1 box set, there’s 7 heroes to choose from: Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man, Nick Fury, and Thor!
On top of trying to defeat the Mastermind super villain, players can score additional victory points by rescuing bystanders! The player who earns the most victory points after everyone defeats the super villain wins best player! Work together with your friends, defeat the super villain in time or face their devastating evil schemes! Want to play a specific hero from the comics? Get one of the Legandary expansions to add on to the core game!
An excellent deck-builder game for the absolute Marvel superfan!
For 1-5 Players, 60 Minutes Playing Time, Ages 14+
RWBY: Combat Ready
Based on the acclaimed animated series by Rooster Teeth, you and your friends get to play Team RWBY and fight the bad guys in this fast-paced cooperative, beat-em-up card game! Play as your favourite team member: Ruby, Weiss, Blake, Yang or Penny. Each character has their own deck with their own specific move set and signature abilities! You win a game when all of you are able to defeat a scenario villain by reducing his/her aura points to zero after a series of battle rounds. Pick a villain from the scenario book provided, each team member takes turns playing action and event cards from their hand, other players can later jump in and assist or combo attacks with the active hero player to trash the villain! There’s even a Fury track where if you gain enough fury, you can unleash super, ultimate finishing moves against the bad guys!
A dynamic fighting card game that captures the spirit and excitement from the original show!
For 2-5 Players, 60 Minutes Playing Time, Ages 14+
“Things are getting strange, I’m starting to worry, This could be a case for Mulder and Scully!” Fans of the ’90s sci-fi, conspiracy TV series have fond memories of FBI agents Mulder and Scully as they solve creepy cases and escape from creatures-of-the-week. In the X-Files board game, you play Mulder, Scully and other team members as you race against time to solve global conspiracies, threats and go against The Syndicate. However, 1 player controls The Cigarette Smoking Man and his network of shady folks to oppose our heroes.
On their turn, agents will move around the board, play cards to investigate and solve X-Files. Afterwards, the Cigarette Smoking Man will plant Syndicate cards face down around the map to increase the threat. The agents win if they’re able to solve 9 cases. While the Cigarette Smoking Man wins if he’s able to conceal 25 evidence, shutting down the X-Files team for good!
So put on some spooky music, put on your favourite X-Files episodes and have a wild time playing this game with friends!
For 2-5 Players, 90 Minutes Playing Time, Ages 13+
Star Trek: Five Year Mission
Boldy go where no man has gone before, provided the ship doesn’t explode! Pick your favourite crew: under Captain Kirk or Captain Picard, then race against time to resolve alerts else the ship will be destroyed! You and your friends each pick a crew member and are given 5 dice in various colors: blue, yellow and red. Each crew member has unique skills and abilities, like the doctor (McCoy or Crusher) can focus on crew injuries, the engineer (Scotty or O’Brien) focuses on ship repairs. On your turn, you draw an alert card, either easy, medium or hard. You roll dice to try to resolve an alert, obtaining numbers that correspond to the alert card. Work together and resolve the alerts and you win!
A quick and frantic game of prioritizing crisis! A great one for the family and a fun one to play for the Trekkies!
For 3-7 Players, 30-45 Minutes Playing Time, Ages 10+
Star Wars: Outer Rim
In the Star Wars film saga, we mostly follow the Skywalker story about Jedi and Sith. But you don’t care about those guys, you want to be a smuggler and a mercenary! In Star Wars: Outer Rim, now you can be the bounty hunter and scoundrel you wanted to be! Traverse the galaxy, earn your reputation and make your mark! Gain fame points by completing bounties and jobs, delivering illegal cargo, shooting down patrolling ships and more. The first player to attain 10 fame points wins!
An absolute treat for the Star Wars fan that’s highly thematic, full of Star Wars flavour and allows you to have fun being morally gray!
For 1-4 Players, 120-180 Minutes Playing Time, Ages 14+
Like the show motto ‘Never Give In at Any Cost!’, you and your friends play as the International Rescue Team to save the day and foil the plans of The Hood! Designed by Matt Leacock, creator of Pandemic and the Forbidden series of cooperative games, players race against the clock and must defeat 3 scheme cards to win the game! Crisis will pop up around the board and players dispatch their Thunderbird machine to head to the area to make a rescue and resolve the crisis. However, each craft can only move a certain number of spaces so it’s up to the players to plan the best way to move to reach the destination in time!
A charming love-letter to the cult classic marionette TV show. Thunderbirds is a wholesome game best enjoyed with friends, family and Thunderbirds showing on the telly!
For 1-4 Players, 45-60 Minutes Playing Time, Ages 10+
Ghostbusters the Board Game 2
Vigo the Carpathian is trying to make a come back and it’s up to the Ghostbusters to save the day once again! An original story by Ghostbusters comic writer, Erik Burnham, players team up and investigate mood slime that’s flooding New York! Unlike the original board game, you can now switch between Proton Packs or Slime Blower Packs to battle various enemies! Players move their chosen Ghostbuster around the board to either remove slime, battle an enemy or deposit ghosts they’ve caught. You could even hop into the Ecto-1 car to fast travel to various spaces on the board! Seal the gates to contain the darkness and save the world!
An excellent cooperative action game and a riot for the Ghostbusters superfan! Every character is depicted as an awesome miniature and the game is chock full of Ghostbusters references and flavour!
For 1-4 Players, 30-120 Minutes Playing Time, Ages 15+
Breaking Bad: The Board Game
Welcome to the underbelly of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where everyone is trying to make the most cash selling Meth! Play as one of the criminal factions featured in the epic TV-drama: Heisenberg, Los Pollos Hermanos, or the Juarez Cartel where you try to amass the largest fortune by selling Blue Sky and taking out rival gangs. Or you could play as the Drug Enforcement Administration and aim to bust the drug smugglers, shut down their labs and put them away for good!
On your turn, you draw a card, play a card. For drug dealers, you get extra actions to produce a batch of Meth (represented by the blue crystal token) and you sell a Meth to gain cash. Sell the Meth faster than your rivals to win, alternatively you could bomb, shoot or eliminate rivals by playing cards. The DEA on the other hand will play cards to seize drug labs by raid cards, killing drug dealers or slapping them behind bars!
A terrific replication of the critically acclaimed, Neo-Western Crime Drama! Breaking Bad: the Board Game is good scheming, competitive fun where everyone is out to win their own way! Will you be the One who Knocks?
For 3-8 Players, 60-120 Minutes Playing Time, Ages 18+
Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker
Love the intrigue, back stabbing, politicking of the World of Westeros? Partake in the drama as you scheme, plot and outwit your friends in Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker. One player is the King/Queen while the others represent the great Lords and Ladies of the Realm. Some are loyalists who will aid the King/ Queen in furthering their goals, others will conspire and seek to undermine the Throne. Who is loyal, hungry for coin or thirsts for power? It’s up to the King/Queen to figure this out before its too late!
Play as your favourite characters: Ned Stark, Tyrion Lannister, Arya Stark, Margaery Tyrell or even Melisandre! Change the course of Westeros history by completing missions for the King, or choose to undermine them and let others fail on purpose. The King and the loyalists win if all the missions are successful, the Oathbreakers win if they foil all the ‘good guys’ plans!
Turn up the show soundtrack, put on your favourite episodes and have a great night of gaming with friends! This is where you’ll learn who your true friends are!
For 5-8 Players, 30-45 Minutes Playing Time, Ages 14+
Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne
Unlike Oathbreaker, The Iron Throne is more of controlling Houses on a macro level instead of being individual characters. Players command one of the 5 Great Houses: Stark, Lannister, Baratheon, Targaryen or Tyrell. On your turn, you dispatch characters against each other in battles and schemes. Feel free to negotiate, bluff, ally, backstab your friends to spread your House’s influence, establish supremacy and of course, claim the Iron Throne eventually! Other players can choose to aid you on your turn, or be horrible and aid your friend instead! Win the game by spreading the most influence on other player’s influence boards!
A quick, very deceptive game based on the mechanic from Cosmic Encounter! Because in Westeros, no-one trusts each other but their own Houses! Check out our review here
For 3-5 Players, 30-60 Minutes Playing Time, Ages 18+
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Even if your friends aren’t superfans, that’s ok! These games can be played without any knowledge of the original show and they play excellently! Nonetheless, it’s definitely an added bonus for superfans who would get every reference, inside-joke and memorable moment with these thematic games!
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