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Jasco Games is now UVS Games

UniVersus Collectible Card Game

For over 17 years, Jasco Games has brought fans together to play, share, and enjoy collectible card games. And now, Jasco is UVS Games! Along with the rebrand, the game publisher has also announced new releases for the UniVersus Collectible Card Game.

My Hero Academia and Cowboy Bebop and Trigun Stampede are all coming to the UniVersus Collectible Card Game.

With those new franchises and characters coming to UniVersus, also comes a new type of product to handle them all, introducing the Challenger Series. The Challenger Series: Cowboy Bebop* and Challenger SeriesTrigun Stampede will each feature two character cards, a preconstructed deck ready for tournament play, and a Collector’s Booster Pack of six alt-art foil premium cards. The deck will feature mechanically unique cards only found in the Challenger Series.

Cowboy Bebop, a franchise known to UniVersus players, returns with Spike, Bounty Hunter, and Faye. Vash the Stampede and Nicholas D. Wolfwood from the smash hit TV show Trigun Stampede will join the UniVersus Collectible Card Game system. These iconic franchises have captivated audiences worldwide, and our community will be able to boost or battle existing UniVersus decks or build new ones using cards from the Challenger Series.

UVS Games is just beginning. They recently announced the return of My Hero Academia with a Collectible Card Game Set called My Hero Academia: Jet Burn, which will include fan-favorite character Hawks as well as a new type of collectible card to the UniVersus world: alternate art cards featuring characters from Jet Burn and previous My Hero Academia sets. Jet Burn will be the first release to feature the new UniVersus card logo and card frame, and they have released a first look at Hawks and Hawk’s Feather cards in the set. The My Hero Academia: Jet Burn game set will be available worldwide in time for the holiday season.

*Challenger Series: Cowboy Bebop is only available in North, Central, and South America and is TBD for other regions, more details to come.

The Evil Dead 2 The Board Game Has Kicked Off on Kickstarter and Benefits Original Burned Backers

Evil Dead 2 The Board Game

Jasco Games and Lynnvander Studios have launched The Evil Dead 2 the Board Game on Kickstarter. The “resurrection” brings back the game which had previously launched on Kickstarter under a different publisher but was never fulfilled to backers.

The “heartthrob” campaign means if it successfully funds, all previous backers from the first campaign will get a free copy of this Evil Dead 2 The Board Game.

Evil Dead 2 The Board Game is a wild romp through the cult classic film. Players will fend off Deadites, search the cabin for items and Necronomicon pages, and attempt to close the portal before evil is unleashed upon the world. But Beware! You can’t trust everyone, and at a moment’s notice, you might find that your allies are working for evil!

The campaign ends on September 13 with the only pledge featuring the game at $59 plus shipping and it will retail for $80 when it comes to stores.

Gen Con 2019: Jasco Games Reveals the My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game

Jasco Games is giving gamers from all over the world the first look into the upcoming My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game. The new CCG is scheduled to be released in stores early 2020, but before the official release, Jasco Games will be handing out Demo Decks and hosting Demo Tournaments to kick off the celebration of one of the world’s most exciting anime franchises!

My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game

UniVersus – A game where popular characters from any franchise can face off in card to card combat!

With the launch of the My Hero Academia CCG, Jasco is debuting their new CCG title, “UniVersus”. UniVersus is an update to the UFS game that originally launched in 2006 (and is still going strong today). The new game features a fresh new look, new card backs and improved game play. The basic game mechanics will still follow the Universal Fighting System, however, all cards released in 2020 and after will have the new look and feel of UniVersus, which will allow us greater creative freedom in exploring new mechanics to keep the game fun and will allow us to keep true to the themes and feel of future licenses.

Fans of the Universal Fighting System CCG have been anxiously waiting to hear if My Hero Academia will be compatible in the flagship UFS game. The short answer is, YES! My Hero Academia characters and cards will be fully compatible with existing UFS cards. In addition to this news, the My Hero Academia CCG will ALSO be treated as its own stand-alone CCG with unique organized play, tournament scene, special celebration events and consistent set releases planned out for the next several years. That means fans of My Hero Academia that wish to only play the My Hero Academia CCG AND fans of the flagship game, UFS, will both get to enjoy the new anime title.

The UFS standard environment will remain the same. Official tournaments already require card sleeves which means the new card backs will still be allowed after the release of UniVersus. UFS players, just remember to sleeve your cards in opaque sleeves (not clear/not see through).

Why is Jasco Games introducing “UniVersus” after 13 years of success with UFS?

Jasco Games believes in the fundamental importance of easy entry into our game and a strong grassroots organized play program for fans of our CCG titles. With the launch of UniVersus, new players can easily jump into the world of My Hero Academia and play the highly thematic and Japenese influenced game system created for the world. Players of our Universal Fighting System will also be able to enter UniVersus with no trouble, as it is fully compatible, fully supported and easier to pronounce!

When can you get demo decks and how?

Demo decks will be handed out at the Gen Con booth #2119 all weekend. If you are not able to make it to the booth or event hall for a demo, don’t worry! Just ask your local hobby store to contact Jasco Games to receive FREE demo decks to gear up for the official release. Hobby stores may request demo decks here:

Demo Deck Request Form

Now’s your chance to get a head start on the rules and game system before the drop of set 1 in early 2020. Jasco Games will also be giving out 3 different, Con Exclusive Promo Cards at Gen Con. If you can’t make the show, they’ll be handing out alternate art foil cards at other events across North America. UFS players, the My Hero Academia demo decks and promo cards will be tournament legal immediately after Gen Con. The next place players will be able to acquire the My Hero Academia Promos are CNE-Gaming Garage, August 16 – September 2, and FanExpo, August 22 – 25, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Stay tuned for additional dates in the coming weeks!

UFS Capcom Platinum Releases on November 21st

Jasco Games has announced that the Capcom Platinum Series is set to release on Tuesday, November 21st. Stores are able to get their pre-orders in now to guarantee them in on the 21st.

The cards in Capcom Platinum Series are a combination of reprints (from the previous sets of the Mega Man Tins, Darkstalkers Tins, Mega Man: Rise of the Masters, and Darkstalkers: Warriors of the Night) and 32 brand new cards making a complete set of 247 cards. There are also several previously banned cards that are now legal again in tournament play with new errata. All cards are printed on the newest card frame and every card is foiled. There are 2 Platinum Rares per pack and 8 Platinum Commons. Finally, for the first time in UFS, there is a new foil card type (Lava Foil) that every Platinum Rare will be printed on.

Use these booster packs to train any fighter in the Universal Fighting System and take another step towards becoming the ultimate universal fighter. Players need at least 1 UFS starter deck or turbo deck to use the cards within.

Jasco Announces Buffy the Vampire Slayer Days

Gather your friends, sharpen your stakes, get your garlic, Jasco Games presents to you Buffy Game Days this Halloween season.

Anyone looking for a fun and exciting event to help capture some early Halloween magic should come participate in Buffy Game Days held on October 27th through 29th. Buffy Game Days is an opportunity to play Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game; a game that reproduces the feel of the original show. Play as Buffy and the Scooby Gang as you work together to battle the Monsters of the Week and ultimately defeat the Big Bad!

Special Scenario

During Buffy Game Days, there will be a special scenario available for play from the upcoming Friends and Frenemies expansion! If you are a fan of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer Board Game, be sure to stop by your local retailer to face off against Spike and Drusilla! This new Big Bad scenario is just a taste of what you can expect to see in the expansion.

Unboxing: Mega Man: The Board Game Kickstarter Edition

We open up and show off the contents of the Mega Man: The Board Game Kickstarter Edition which has a lot (almost too much to show off).

Created for the 25th anniversary of the character by Jasco Games, Mega Man: The Board Game is a 2-8 player board game in which players control both their character and Dr. Wily’s forces, ideally to impede the progress of other players. After determining who goes first, players choose the Robot Master’s stage on which they wish to start the game. On your turn, flip over the challenge token laying on the first hex of your stage to reveal your challenges. You choose a challenge from the token, then play cards from your hand and use abilities from your character to blast, jump or run through the challenge. Your opponents can play cards from the Dr. Wily side of their hand to make your challenge more difficult, possibly doing damage or taking lives from you along the way. If you beat the challenge, you move forward on the stage a number of spaces determined by the challenge you defeated.

Once all spaces are clear and you are face-to-face with the Robot Master, you enter the “Boss Battle”. You and your opponents now take turns battling each other until only one robot remains standing. If you are the victor, you take the Robot Master’s powers from the character card, stacking it under your own character card. If you were the first player to defeat this Robot Master, you also gain its Trophy, which allows you to set any player in the game back two spaces.

Play continues around the board until you have defeated enough Robot Masters to enter Dr. Wily’s castle and face the final boss. The first player to defeat Dr. Wily wins.

The official U.S. release date is Friday, February 12th.