|Death Angel | Published 17 September 2010|
Gather your brother Space Marines and meet the alien threat!
Space Hulk: Death Angel - The Card Game is now on sale at your local game store and on our webstore! 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!
Check out our series of previews for more information, then get into the action. You have your orders, Space Marine. Head your local retailer and purge this infestation. The mission seems impossible. Survival is 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.
its a good game and fun to solitaire. the rule book is bad but you can find good q&a's all over the web. you need a kinda big play area.
it requires a vivid imagintation to enjoy and a love for cleaing space ships of alien infestations.
missions and difficulty are both easily customizable once your familiar with the gameplay.
game duration verys wildly from 5 mins to 3 hours depending on your set up.
odds of winning are usualy low no matter what. odds of loss increase with multi player games.
but if you get into it and actualy win a game, the mental visualizations are pretty epic. one man against all odds kinda stuff.
This is a historical game already. Coop and yet enough tension between players (whose to blame...). I'm eagerly awaiting expansions, more-over ones with a strong narrative. (The event deck has potential to provide a narrative structure to games, bu also new locations, new marines etc)
Keep up the good work
Got one the last days, played it twice, one two player and one four player match. The four player was even more fun, because its unusual in our group to play coop. Whatsoever, great game, Space Hulk feeling at its best...
No, this isn't just another bug hunt...
Just got this today (been checking local shops all week!). Played one game solo. Watched as one-by-one my brave Astartes were picked off... This game is great and gives a good feeling for the boardgame. I love how atmospheric it is with all the named locations. Also the location deck mechanic is quite clever. It is cool to see the toughness ramping up, with the possibility of eventually seeing a broodlord!
Another great design Corey! FFG, please keep the 40k products coming!
Fairly disappointed with this game, unfortunately (sorry, Corey).
I got the game a couple days ago and have played one solitaire session at this point. There's a lot of game packed in that little box! It evokes the atmosphere of the boardgame in very clever ways.
Anyway, in my solitaire session I drew 3 squads at random: Assault Cannon and both Sgt. squads (power sword Sgt. and Thunder Hammer/Storm Shield Sgt.) My final destination turned out to be... Toxin... pools? Can't remember 100% what it was. Toxin something. I made good use of the Assault Cannon squad throughout the game, alternating between loading up the door location with tokens in order to clear the area as we moved to the next location, and then gunning down 'Stealers on the next turn with the lead-spitter. My other two squads would use whatever Action cards made the most sense at the time. I usually stocked up on Support actions early in a new location, btw. I never lost a single marine throughout the game. I'd heard it was mercilessly hard to beat, so I guess I got lucky.
One funny thing that happened was when I pulled the "resupply" event card, which forced me to put all my support tokens on a single marine. That meant SIX tokens went on Brother Assault-Cannon. On the VERY NEXT TURN, I pulled an event card which forces the removal of all support tokens from one marine in the formation. D'OH! Just like that, I'd gone from having one support token on every marine on the board... to NONE! I never expect to see that sequence of Event cards again, but it was pretty funny.
Fun game, Corey. Well done! Oh, and I can never play it again, btw. I have to protect my un-beaten record. ;-)
I have been a Space Hulk junkie (no pun) since the 1st ed of the board game. If this is anything close to that I'm sure I'll enjoy it a ton! Especailly looking forward to the solo rules. 33% odds of survival? Bring it! :) Waiting on my order to purge the alien!
Got my copy yesterday, played a solitary game (which is what prompted me to buy it). As soon as I set up the scene, I caught myself saying 'lets rock!' Vasquez would have been proud, even if my team did not survive the infestation...
That being said, if you have any liking to the Aliens movie, this is absolutely the game for you. I have yet to play multi player but the atmosphere of the game, as well as the mechanics really are very well done. Don't have the expectation that you will succeed (the intro states about 44% chance of success, I would say more like 33% if your lucky). If you have the attitude 'die a glorious death trying', you will thoroughly enjoy the game, even if you fail.
There is much to say about positioning and strategy in this game to keep you thinking, the ever so underated support action is a MUST as it allows you the reroll. Keep in mind, once positions and strategies are set up, it is a game based on a die roll. So if you're the type who get's very ticked about a bad roll, find another game.
Again, the 'die a glorious death trying' attitude will greatly impact game enjoyment. Cheers!
Looks fun I'm still not sure wether or not i'll pick it up.