|Good things come in small packages.|
BattleCon, is one of those games.
It is essentially a card game interpretation of classic 2D fighting games such as Mortal Kombat or Tekken.
With a rule set that can be explained in 5 minutes, the mechanics of the game are simplicity itself, however there is a huge amount of hidden complexity underneath this streamlined rule set.
The box comes with all the cards to play any combination of the 21 characters, all of which come with their own background and story, and all the fighters have a very unique style of play, and special abilities and finishers. After trying some of the fighters, you will begin to see where their various strengths and weaknesses lie, but more importantly, you will find a fighter whose style and moves you just fall in love with.
Each fighter comes with a character stand up to represent you on the field of battle, along with unique cards, and tokens that you will use to represent your fighters abilities. These then combine with 6 generic "base" cards that every player has access to, and these cards form your hand.
|Each fighter comes with their own kit.|
|An "attack pair"|
The game is very versatile and can be played 1v1, 2v1 or 2v2.
Ive introduced this game to people aged 12-40 and every one of them has had a blast, and I'm constantly surprised to find which fighters people enjoy playing and why.
I got into this game after trying their online Free to Play version (see bottom of post) where you can try out 4 of the characters from the box set for free, as long as you have access to a printer. Within a day I had put in an order for the full game.
In July, the new stand alone expansion is coming out, offering another 30 new characters, and with it a whole host of new options, game modes, bosses and potential.
With more and more people showing an interest in the game, I'm looking to run a tournament with some of the local players soon, and I'll certainly let you all know how it goes. I cant wait.
Andy of Team Gambit.
Link to Print and Play Version (includes rules)
Comic Style Online Rules