TTG: Learn to play: Smash Up
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
At the beginning of a game of Smash Up, players take turns drafting one of several faction decks. Once each player has two decks, they shuffle them together, combining their distinct abilities into a unique 40-card deck. Players then deal out a number of Base cards, and play their decks to attempt to have the most power on a base when it is scored.
It may sound simple, but how simple is it when your opponent's Zombie-Ninja Assassinates your minions and then creates an Outbreak, loading the Base with minions from their discard pile? Or when their Pirate-Dinosaurs Full Sail onto the base with the mighty King Rex, whose massive power dwarfs that of other minions? In Smash Up, each combination gives a different experience (Pirate-Aliens, for example, play very different than Pirate-Zombies). And with 8 factions in the Smash Up core set, there are tons of combinations to try out!