News for May 2010
Failure is Not an Option 45
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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Baenre
Published: 5/14/2010 7:54:09 PM
#9

You mean Deathwing and Genestealer that already exist for Space Hulk Hellfury? 

This just looks like a great game for the light gamers and those nights when you don;t want to play an in depth BG.  Great job FFG!

Torbal
Published: 5/14/2010 7:32:46 PM
#8

THIS may be the first GW/FFG game I buy...though I actually made my own Space Hulk card game for solo play around four years ago...this looks a lot better!

Hellfury
Published: 5/14/2010 7:24:49 PM
#7

You know what would really be cool? Actual expansions with more tiles and missions for space hulk instead of a card game.

So close and yet so far.

C.H.A.D.
Published: 5/14/2010 7:12:43 PM
#6

I'm tired of Fantasy Flight thinking all they have to do is put a Space Marine on the cover and I'll buy whatever they'e selling...  Sure it's true, but that's besides the point.  :)  Now I'll get back to sending subliminal Doom of the Eldar messages to them.

HauRuck
Published: 5/14/2010 6:31:58 PM
#5

A Must Have! Looks great for the price!

steamdriven
Published: 5/14/2010 5:47:49 PM
#4

looks freakin great x12! and the solo play is a 100% winner! sign me up! I can see this game game growing with extra packs of cards adding new ways to play and so on and so forth! ooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yyyyyyeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

captainflakk
Published: 5/14/2010 5:28:41 PM
#3

Nice!  And 1-6 players for both the nights when you have a full crew and those boring nights when your gamer buddies are all gone!  Sweet!

JerusalemJones
Published: 5/14/2010 5:21:18 PM
#2

I am totally there!

Wytefang
Published: 5/14/2010 5:14:11 PM
#1

Sweet!!...............

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