Save The World With The Umbrella Academy: The Board Game

March 3, 2022 by brennon

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Mantic Games has now launched their Kickstarter for The Umbrella Academy: The Board Game. The game focuses on the amazing graphic novels and world created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá and tasks you with saving the world.

The Umbrella Academy The Board Game Kickstarter - Mantic Games

The Umbrella Academy: The Board Game Kickstarter // Mantic Games

The Umbrella Academy: The Board Game offers you the chance to take on the role of the diverse and sometimes rather odd members of The Umbrella Academy. During this cooperative affair, you'll pick heroes, choose a villain to face off against and seek to stop threats on the board using your hand of cards.

Set Up // The Umbrella Academy: The Board Game

Gameplay for The Umbrella Academy is pretty simple. A deck of Hazards will be laid out across the board and your heroes can move to different locations and use their Skill Cards to lay down Battle Tokens which help you defeat said Hazards.

Download The Umbrella Academy: The Board Game Rulebook

Some cards activate the special skills of your heroes and will stay in play, offering you additional benefits. You can also collect Advantage Cards which will offer up boons for your group as they continue to work through mounting Hazards.

How To Play // The Umbrella Academy: The Board Game

Any Hazards that you don't deal with will have a massive effect on gameplay and change things. So, you'll have to plan well and keep an eye on who is dealing with which Hazard. Each hero also has Family Feud cards in their deck which can pop out and give you even more problems to overcome!

Unboxing // The Umbrella Academy: The Board Game

Each hero has their own specialities and the diverse cast of villains that you'll be coming up against should provide you with a range of interesting challenges to overcome.

Deluxe Edition Pledge

You'll also have noted that the game comes with a plethora of plastic miniatures representing the heroes and villains in the game.

The Umbrella Academy The Board Game Pledge - Mantic Games

The Umbrella Academy: The Board Game Pledge // Mantic Games

The Kickstarter focuses on the Deluxe Pledge which you see above. That means that as well as the core components (the hero miniatures and the villain tokens) you'll also get your hands on a bunch of plastic miniatures to stand in for the tokens. The basic version of the game that will come to retail in 2023 won't have access to a number of exclusive elements as you can see above.

If you're a fan of The Umbrella Academy then this might be worth a look. It's certainly cool to see Mantic stepping away from the traditional miniature-based "dungeon crawl" style affair and offer a different type of board game experience. Gameplay looks quick, fun and intuitive and should be a bit of a brain teaser for folks who like games Sentinels Of The Multiverse or Marvel Champions.

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