October 5, 2014 by deltagamegirl22
If you are looking for a quick and easy and more importantly, FUN game to play with your friends, then check out Elemental Blast: Second Edition, by Gregory Hingle on Kickstarter right now. This is a second go-around for this game, offering additional elements, and more fun!
This is a fast paced card game for 2-7 players, but it definitely lends itself to more entertaining game play with more players than less. This game seems like a combination of Magic, Uno and Rummy. The premise of the game is to be the first player to collect 5 of any element. The primary mechanic is your classic draw one, play one, and what you choose to play gives you further direction on the cards. Obviously you want to be able to draw more cards, and quickly, in order to improve your chance of collecting 5 of a kind. When you play a card into the discard pile, you follow the instructions on the top of the card. If the card you play matches the top card in the discard pile, you get to do the second action on the card as well. There 7 elements as well as wild cards in the deck to help speed things along.
Different card abilities include things like skipping opponents, reversing the direction of the game play, stealing cards from opponents, looking at the upcoming cards in the draw pile….etc. Any of these “elements” sounds familiar? Yes, I said it. It couldn’t be helped.
Will you be controlling the elements in this Kickstarter?