The “shufflebuilding” game Smash Up starts with a simple premise: Take the twenty-card decks of two factions, shuffle them into a forty-card deck, then compete to smash more bases than your opponents. Each faction brings a different game mechanism into play. Pirates move cards, zombies bring cards back from the discard pile, dinosaurs have huge power and every combination of factions brings a different play experience.
Age range: 12 and up / Number of players: 2 to 4 / Play time: 60+ minutes
Manufacturer: Alderac Entertainment Group