I’ve spoken about how we, and in particular I, love Star Realms Deckbuilding Game from White Wizard Games. For $15 MSRP you get a 2-player game where you battle to defeat your opponent with direct attack action, which isn’t currently part of other similar deckbuilding games. With multiple factions, strategy changes on the fly and no two games are alike. That’s the appeal. The fact no games are similar, I have to change my strategy constantly and I get everything I need for two players in one box at a super competitive price. Still, there comes a time when you’ve played it as much as we have and a little change-up would be nice.
VOILA! You ask and White Wizard Games will supply!
Enter the first expansion, or should I say expansions, for Star Realms. It comes in the form of four separate expansion packs with six copies of each pack contained within a single display. Four expansion packs you ask? Yes four. These 12-card packs are themed to add variety and challenge to the game. We get more options with the expected new ships and bases but we also get two brand new game-play elements – Heroes and Events. Not only will you be able to throw down against each other, battling your foe’s bases and starships, but now you can have your pseudo Captain Kirk battle his way through a Tholian Web-ish event to inflict damage on your opponent. As you can imagine, that takes the game in an excitingly different direction and adds a lot more replayability to an already robust game.
The Technical Stuff
Let’s take a look at what all of us want-to-be star captains will be getting.
- Crisis adds 48 cards total to the game with 12 cards in each pack.
- The pack contents are not randomized, therefore players can pickup the packs they need to flesh-out their decks.
- To optimize the game-play each Star Realms player should look to purchase 1 each of the packs per 2-player game they own.
- With you being able to customize decks, players may want to go further than that by adding multiples of each.
Star Realms: Crisis
Each Display contains:
- 6 x 12-card Bases & Battleships packs (WWG005)
- 6 x 12-card Events packs (WWG006)
- 6 x 12-card Fleets & Fortresses packs (WWG007)
- 6 x 12-card Heroes packs (WWG008)
- All packs are fixed with the same content in each themed pack.
MSRP: Pack $4.99 Display: $119.76
Release: December 2014
Preorder Available: NOW!