Hello, there! The bad guys speaking. Let me show you our masterpiece of evil. The new board game of Knight Games called Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum. Don’t worry about the name of Bats in the title, all of us suffer his ego. In this case we are the stars of the show, so if you are a creepy fan of Bats get out of here! This is our game and now is our turn to shine. Remember, we are not monsters, we are just ahead of the curve.
Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum is a semi- cooperative game. The players must think on themselves and on everybody else at the same time to win. In these lines we will explain the dynamics of the game and who to play Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum.
THE ESCAPE PLAN.
In Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum the plan is the most important point. It instructs the players the conditions of the map, the special effects and the surprises that hidden the game.
The game will contain some fully- detailed escape plans. In this way, each scenario will be fully customizable and guarantees that no two games will be the same.
BUILDING THE BOARD.
After choosing the Super Villains and the plan of escape, the players must build the board. The board of the game will be modular, composed of several modules called tiles, each of which represents the halls, corridors and other types of rooms of the Asylum.
There are two types of tiles: rectangles and hexagons. The first ones represent corridors, while the hexagons are rooms, like nursery, audiovisual room or the kitchen. Furthermore, all the rooms are connected by corridors, making multiples scenarios to play. That’s the best part.
However, running through Arkham Asylum will not be that easy. The rooms can have doors and alarms, which will create problems for the players.
After building the board, the players will shift their attention to the Events Cards. This is what adds some randomness to the game. The event cards set unexpected situations that players must address throughout the adventure. Each player will take an Event Card at the beginning of the game.
One of the most important details into the aspect of the game is The Crafting.
To win, some items like a tooth of Killer Croc or the glasses of Hugo Strange, must be crafted or collected along the way. Collecting these objects will be a particular goal to be met by every player.
Some of these objects will be general and relatively easy to collect, while others will be more difficult and related to one of the bosses. The most difficult items will need the help of everyone to be crafted.
DYNAMICS of characters and adversaries.
Each character and boss, has its own Character Card that gives him/her special abilities. The combats don’t be easy. The players will need study these abilities if they want to win the duel.
The more objectives the players meet, the more Infamy Points they will earn, because escaping from the facility will not be enough. The player with the most Infamy Points will the game!
In Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum each round is composed of:
The players will get a character and a group of adversaries. The last ones you will get randomly.
The Player Phase is when the player can perform actions with his/her character. This phase occurs first, and is usually followed other Player Phase until all of them finished their phases, them the Adversary Phase will start in the game. Generally, the phases come in this order.
When the Scenario was built and the players got their Event Card, the players will take another Event Card and will decide an action like moving, attacking or hacking.
Each action will have a cost, normally of one point of action. The players we need to be clever, because if they run out of points of action, they will be useless.
If the players act cleverly and lucky, they will be closer to escaping. However, it they are unlucky or make a bad decision, the Alert Level will increase, and if the Alert Level reaches the maximum Batman will appear!
Beware of Batman because, although he is a freak, he is the most powerful adversary too. He will go after the most successful Super Villain at the moment and he/ she will struggle to survive the attack.
When all the players have performed the actions, the Event Cards that they took at the beginning will develop random events, normally negative ones. They will have to overcome the circumstances to win!
This is one of the funniest moments of the game, because the players will change roles and will play as their own adversaries. Would you prefer to attack your opponents or misguide the wardens and guards to win as a team? That’s your decision! Each player will take a card and play as an adversary miniature to attack a Super Villain.
When everybody has played as an adversary, the round is finished and the players start another one. There will be a limit of rounds, so everybody must be quick in their strategies.
For now, that’s all our little fellas. As you can see here, Batman is doing what he loves, meddling! So, let’s give him a proper welcome. Keep waiting for more information about Batman: Escape from Arkham asylum and don’t forget to be bad! HAHAHAHA