Choose your superhero! Team up with your friends! Fight dastardly villains! Save the world or die trying! Read the Sentinels of the Multiverse Review!
Today we are looking Sentinels of the Multiverse published by Greater Than Games. Sentinels of the Multiverse is a cooperative card game for 1 - 5 players in which each player will be taking on the role of one of 10 superheroes in an attempt to thwart one of 4 different villains. Players will need to work together to bring the Villain to justice while avoiding potential hazards imposed by the Environment in which the battle takes place.
Sentinels of the Multiverse - Simplicity Itself
Sentinels of the Multiverse is very easy to learn and teach and new players can be ready to play within minutes. Each round of the game follows a set order of play beginning with the Villain Turn, followed by the Hero Turn and finishing with the Environment Turn. During the Villain turn the players will first resolve any start of turn effects on Villain cards. Next, players will draw and resolve the top card of the Villain deck. Finally the players will play any card effects that trigger during the end of the Villain's turn.
Sentinels of the Muliverse - Heroes and Villains
The Hero Turn is where the players will get a chance to shine. The Hero turn begins much like the Villain turn with players resolving start of turn effects. Players then have the option of playing a card from their hand followed by activating one of their Hero's powers. After they play a power players will draw one card from their Hero deck and will then resolve any end of turn effects. If a player chooses not to play a card and does not use a power that player may draw an additional card during their draw step.
The Environment turn is the last turn in a round and plays out very similarly to the Villain Turn. Start of turn effects are resolved, one card is drawn and played and then end of turn effects resolve.
A Few Notes on Sentinels of the Multiverse
A note on difficulty
Sentinels of the Multiverse is challenging enough to stay interesting yet rarely feels frustrating. My game group has seen a near 50/50 win-loss ratio which feels exactly right to me. Each villain has an "Advanced" mode for players that are looking for an even greater challenge.
A note on game length
Each game of Sentinels of the Multiverse lasts 30 - 45 minutes making it a great filler game or a fun game to play a few times back to back.
A note on “chrome"
he card quality is very good and the game box insert holds everything comfortably. Included are spacerss for each deck of cards and there is plenty of room left in the box to hold expansions. The comic book theme is prevalent on every card, with crisp, clean art on all of the cards and flavor text that appears in the form of speech bubbles.
Should I buy Sentinels of the Multiverse?
Sentinels of the Multiverse is an excellent cooperative card game. It is challenging without being frustrating and offers a wide variety of play. Players need to coordinate and make good use of the resources available to them to successfully defeat the Villain and win the day. I recommend it to anyone who likes co-op games and superheroes, so probably best to avoid it if you have a pathological urge to beat your friends at every game you play.
The copy of Sentinels of the Multiverse used in this review was provided by the publisher. This review was originally published on 01-14-2015. While care has been taken to update the piece to reflect our modern style guidelines, some of the information may be out of date. We've left pieces like this as they were to reflect the original authors' opinions, and for historical context.