Ready to cause some Kharnage?
December 6, 2016 - 1:59am
Just so people don't email me, there is a reason for my spelling the title that way I did, and that's because of the new game coming from Asmodee in the first quarter of 2017. That game is called Kharnage, and is a card game not about winning a war, but just causing as much chaos and carnage in the battles each round. There are four factions you can choose from, Dwarves, Orcs, Goblins, and Humans, each with their own particular play style and abilities. After initial setup of your armies you will draw a hand of cards and from that hand pick out a strategy card which will indicate your reinforcements, initiative order, and how many attacks you can make at range and melee. Once everyone has picked their strategy card, you will flip the cards and execute them in order from highest to lowest initiative number. You will bring out the number of units indicated and then start making your attacks. Each unit you kill gains you a skull token that is worth a point, and if you manage to wipe out an entire army you get a Kharnage token that is worth bonus points at the end. Play goes around like this for four rounds and whoever has the most points at the end of the war is the winner. Kharnage has some good looking art and the mechanics are easy while still having some good strategy to them. Add in the fact that each side plays differently and you have a solid little card game on your hands. You can see more on Asmodee's website, and look forward to it's release early next year.