To kick off the year, Mantic Games has teased some of what we can expect in 2022 and that includes a game based on the comic series The Umbrella Academy! The Umbrella Academy: The Board Game was teased in 2019 but it looks like we’re finally going to get it.
Alessio Cavatore and River Horse Games are working with Mantic to design the game. Cavatore designed the rules for Mantic’s Kings of War.
Umbrella Academy: The Board Game is based on the comic series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá and published by Dark Horse Comics which has been adapted into a television series for Netflix.
In the game, you’re tasked with stopping the apocalypse. You’ll need to work together to defeat hazards that threaten to destroy locations across the city. If too many are, it’s game over.
The co-operative game is for 1-5 players and combines cards and miniatures. The game will include detailed plastic minis of iconic characters like Space Boy, Kraken, Rumor, Séance, and Number Five.
Dark Horse Comics and Studio71 Games have joined forces to release a battling card game based on the hit comic seriesThe Umbrella Academyfrom Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. Ahead of its Netflix Season 2 premiere on July 31, fans can pre-commit to buy the game at UmbrellaAcademyGame.com and bring to life the fantastical and dysfunctional world of The Umbrella Academy in the comfort of their living rooms.
The game brings together your favorite seven siblings to defeat hordes of villains in cooperative battle. Play as “Five”, “Séance”, “Space Boy”, “The Rumor”, “The Horror”, “The Kraken”, or “Vanya”, each with their own unique powers. These abilities give players a powerful strategy to follow during the game. Players take one energy bar card; the energy bar measures your energy throughout the game so that you can use special abilities. You’ll battle the deadly villains like “Carmichael”, “Dr. Terminal”, “Perseus X and Medusa”, “Hazel & Cha Cha” and many more. Based on the number of players, shuffle and place the indicated number of villain cards in the middle of the play area, face down. Those villains will use villain attack cards to battle against the siblings. The players put forth their attacks against the villain attack cards, face down. Upon revealing the cards, the heroes and villains compare score values. The winning card being the one with the greater damage.
An Umbrella Academy game would be nothing without a little dysfunction, brothers will fight, there will be confrontation, hopelessness, you might even hit rock bottom. Throughout the game, dysfunctional family cards bring the comic themes to life and affect each round. The siblings are victorious when all the villain cards are defeated, but if the villains overwhelm the siblings the world will be destroyed. This game is far beyond the ordinary so if you’re ready to save the world, this card game is for you.
By committing to buy the game now you receive a free holographic Umbrella Academy hero card.