The eleventh set of the popular deck-building game has now been announced and is coming in March! This is a stand-alone product that plays up to four players, but it can also be combined with other Ascension titles to play up to six players instead.
Ascension is a streamlined deck-building game in which players start with basic ten-card decks containing cards that generate runes and attack. Runes are spent to buy more cards, that are then added to the player’s deck, while attack is spent to defeat monsters and earn the player victory points and other immediate rewards.
Item Code: UPR10080
Releases March 2017
Various Ascension releases over the years have included many additions to the game, and Ascension: Gift of the Elements doesn’t disappoint. Event cards have been seen before as cards that appear from the deck and then are set aside to change the rules of the game until another event comes up, but in Gift of the Elements, these Event cards can be triggered in various ways to transform into powerful Hero cards that enter players’ decks.
New Infest Monsters can be put into another player’s discard pile upon defeat, serving as a useless cards when it’s drawn and muddying up that player’s turn. However, that player can then inflict the plague on someone else by moving the Infest Monster to another player’s discard pile—perhaps even the player who originally defeated it!
This release looks to be perfect for all manner of Ascension player, whether veteran or newcomer.