Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ascension - Chronicle of the Godslayer

I bought and got hooked on this game during my beach vacation about 2 weeks ago. It's a Trading Card Game (TCG) but all the cards are already their and you don't have to really collect anything. You actually build your deck as you go until the Hero points are gone.

The Hero points plus the points on the card combined is how you win the game. So you might have the most Hero points earned but if the other player has a high number of points from the cards. When they are combined, he will win out.

The game makes you build a strategy as you play it. You'll never build the same deck twice and you're constantly reshuffling while the piles shifts from running out to drawing.

The game was put together really good. I actually wouldn't mind owning the real game but having it on the iPad works find for me. Especially since I can play online and offline. The only thing about online is if the other player goes away, you have to wait until he makes his move before you get to do yours. So their is no limit to how long the game will last. Of course, if you're both setting down to play until you finish, you'll bounce back and forth until you're done.

Their is a lite version of this game out there to see if you'll like it. The full version gives you the option to play up to 4 players at once and go online. So if you get it, send me and invite to play.