Hey, you know what I didn’t think I needed ANOTHER deck building game. The hours I have sunk into them alone I probably could have cured cancer, built 2 houses for the homeless and written a manifesto for world peace. But alas, my talents lend themselves to hanging around playing games and reading comics.

Enter friend fresh from PAX with Penny Arcade The Game – Gamers Vs Evil. We kicked back, recruited a gamer noob and away we went. Like all deck building games players start with basic cards, and shuffle and deal themselves hands use their power and tokens to buy cards from the communal cards to power-up their deck and procure more victory points. Unlike other Sons of Dominion you have a character that adds a unique ability to you. Attacks that make opponents discard and get “Pax Pox” really increase interaction beyond most games of similar ilk and prove a great sense of humour about source material! No limit to number of cards purchased per turn creates a break neck speed that I appreciate.

Things I like about Penny Arcade The Game – Gamers Vs Evil:

  • Easy to Learn (the noob won our first game)
  • Like a lot of this style game great replay value due to variety of card changes
  • Art is fun and exactly what you would expect
  • Offers different strategies to win (or lose if you want)
  • Quick-paced with lots of interactions
  • I love the twist of having a character to play

Things I don’t like about this game:

  • Cheap card stock, I don’t like to sleeve cards and this game needs it done
  • While most of the humour is great it travels into potty grossness to the point I will not be playing it with the kids, and have to exclude cards for in store demos
  • Box could be better laid out

Gamers Vs Evil pays for itself very quickly as one game is seldom enough. It offers a great jump in point for non-gamers and old timers, and gives us familiar mechanics with some nice twists. I recommend you buy Penny Arcade The Game – Gamers Vs Evil but caution that “serious gamers” may not like the randomness or silly humour. I foresee this one to be a staple in the jackassery that I call a gaming group.

David StruttTabletop GamesCryptozoic,Dave Strutt,deck building,Dominion,Gamers Vs Evil,Penny Arcade
Hey, you know what I didn’t think I needed ANOTHER deck building game. The hours I have sunk into them alone I probably could have cured cancer, built 2 houses for the homeless and written a manifesto for world peace. But alas, my talents lend themselves to hanging around...