Join the Marvel Age of Heroes

October 2, 2022 - 1:35pm

Publisher WizKids is publishing the Marvel: Age of Heroes strategy game, where 2-4 players each command a duo of X-men to defeat villains and complete objectives. The team collects resources and power-ups before going on dangerous missions. The game plays in roughly 60-90 minutes, is suited to those aged 14+, and is designed by Rodney Thompson (a co-designer of Lords of Waterdeep).

Teams can include heroes like Wolverine & Jubilee, Jean Grey & Cyclops, Forge & Storm, and more. These heroes are represented by full-color acrylic standees, cards, and player boards, which all feature a dreamscape art effect as though seen through a powerful telepath using Cerebro. The game features a mixture of worker placement and resource management. Players need to manage mutant skills, train their mutants, and excel in the Institute and Mission phases with their asymmetric abilities. During the Institute Phase the heroes go to action spaces where they increase their ability tracks or perform special abilities. During the Mission Phase the teams are tested on the Mission board or the Extraction Point where they use the resources and skills obtained to take on villains or team up for effective strikes. These scenarios include the Sentinels, Magneto, and Apocalypse as villains.

With each team starting with unique resources and developing their asymmetric abilities the game provides for a lot of replayability. Expect Marvel: Age of Heroes to be released in March of 2023.

Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games