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Announcing Death Angel, a Space Hulk card game coming this summer
Death Angel | Published 14 May 2010

Gather your brother Space Marines and meet the alien threat!

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce Space Hulk: Death Angel - The Card Game! Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Death Angel is a cooperative card game for 1-6 players. Taking on the roles of Blood Angel Space Marines, you and your allies must enter an infested Space Hulk and terminate the Genestealer infestation.

Created by Corey Konieczka, Space Hulk: Death Angel - The Card Game combines strategy, teamwork, and grim combat into a suspenseful and fast-paced card game.

Players choose from six different combat teams, each consisting of two Space Marines with different abilities. Each player receives three Action cards for each of his combat teams. After all of the Space Marines have fallen into formation, prepare for the first wave of Genestealers!

Gameplay is quick and easy-to-learn. Each game is played over a series of rounds, broken up into phases. During the Choose Actions Phase, each player must secretly determine which of the following Action cards they wish to play on their Space Marines: Support, Attack, or Move + Activate. You can't pick the same Action card next round, so choose wisely!

Action resolution keeps all players involved while the overwhelming odds inspire them to work together to survive. The Action Resolution Phase consists of each player revealing and carrying out their chosen Action. The lowest number card goes first, which means Attacks are resolved after Supports. Support tokens enable Space Marines to reroll, so make sure to cover your fellow Blood Angels!

The Genestealer Attack Phase happens after all the Actions have been resolved, so hopefully you thinned out the swarms since you have to roll higher than the number of Genestealers in the swarm to successfully defend. Finally, an Event card is drawn to spawn more alien adversaries. Once all the Genestealers have emerged from the darkness, its time to move forward, drawing a new location card. And then it's back into the fight!

Head over to our description page to learn more, and keep watching for previews over the coming weeks. This summer, it's man versus alien in the grim darkness of space. The mission seems impossible. Survival seems unlikely. Failure is not an option.

Space Hulk: Death Angel - The Card Game is a cooperative card game for 1-6 players. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, players take on the roles of Space Marines pitted against the increasing hordes of Genestealers.

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Published: 8/12/2010 11:46:14 AM

Though I caught a free ride with a four-day GM pass by judging slot zero's for WOTC in the Sagamore Ballroom, I upgraded my badge to a trade-day badge. I was happy to do so as I ran across Death Angel and had the opportunity to play it. It was slow going at first but was easy to pick up. Those who like games geared around cards, co-op play, killing monsters and stradegy, this is the game for you. Cant wait to pick this up, its not just something to pass the time. It is really fun to play.

Published: 5/23/2010 10:19:32 PM

 It all makes sense. Now I know why Games Workshop had my Space Hulk in my Pocket Pulled from Board Game Geek ...



Published: 5/22/2010 7:14:00 AM

So when is this coming out??????

Published: 5/19/2010 11:13:21 PM

Okay ready for it to be out now.... lets go!

Published: 5/18/2010 7:00:43 PM

This looks AMAZING, I can NOT wait for this to be released.

Published: 5/17/2010 4:45:28 PM

While those pant-stealers look great, the forward terminator art looks a little squat and... hunchbackie.

Published: 5/17/2010 10:56:54 AM

I'll be getting this along with the Deathwatch

Published: 5/17/2010 7:30:44 AM

Are we specting a WH40K LCG next?

Published: 5/17/2010 7:00:47 AM

Perhaps FFG could do an expansion for SH consisting of tiles, missions and "standees" for any characters  -rippers, servo skulls...  I live in hope...

Back to Death Angel... This looks awesome :) solo rules :D reasonably priced :O

Please can this have expansions. I need more shiny trinkets to covet


Published: 5/16/2010 6:04:23 PM

Very Cool!!! Def. on my "Wish List"!!!

Published: 5/16/2010 1:57:50 PM

Roll up my cash & sign my in

Published: 5/16/2010 8:17:51 AM

Clever.  This is a great tie-in to Deathwatch!

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