Smash Up, an award-winning shufflebuilding card game designed by Paul Peterson previously released for Android and iOS, is now available on Steam as well. Sadly it looks like it’s only available for PC at the moment so Linux/Mac users will have to wait.
This beautiful digital adaptation of Paul Peterson’s award-winning card game challenges players to draft a hybrid team of misfits and take on other players or the game AI.
From pirates and ninjas to robots, zombies and beyond, Smash Up is a shuffle-building game where players pick two factions and shuffle them to build a deck. The goal is simple: capture the bases on the board to earn points, and the first player to 15 points claims victory!
With up to four-player multiplayer and solo gameplay options (against the AI), Smash Up is perfect for parties of any size – across the world or across the living room.
As a fan of the board game I was quite excited when I found there would be a digital version being released. With an exceptional library of digital board game adaptations (Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Jaipur, Splendor, Small World, and Colt Express to name a few) it was a fairly safe bet Asmodee Digital would do the game justice too. They have quite the history of providing great gaming experiences by offering more than just a straight digital adaptation. Case in point this digital version of Smash Up features:
- Online Cross-platform multiplayer: 2 to 4 players
- Play with 4 players or solo against the AI
- 9 faction decks, including the base game set and more: Zombies, Aliens, Dinosaurs, Ninjas, Pirates, Robots, Tricksters, Wizards & Geeks
- Random or manual faction selection
- Fully automated scoring
- Tutorial system plus ‘Step Through’ and ‘Review’ modes to help players learn
- Leader boards & Achievements
- 16 Base cards to compete over
This new trailer is considerably better than the one released a few weeks back and has me excited to give the game a shot!
At $14.99 USD it may feel a little pricey for a board game adaptation however it comes with a bunch of cool features and, most importantly, it’s by Asmodee Digital which means the quality and attention to detail will be there.