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Guardians Chronicles is an epic semi-cooperative board game of superheroes and villains, in which the four brave heroes of the Liberty Patrol try to stop the dark schemes of one of their worst enemy: evil Pr. Skarov.

While one player plays the villain, safely retreated in his lair, the other players have to cooperate if they want to enter his base and evade all his minions and traps. Only by joining their forces will they succeed in stopping Pr. Skarov’s madness.

Guardians Chronicles provides an intense, immersive game experience, thanks to its abundant material (including miniatures of heroes, villains and minions!) and simple yet comprehensive game system. The rules focused on bringing life to the superhero in each player, by making them work as a team and combine together their own, unique superpowers in order to defeat Evil in several, different scenarios.

Guardians Chronicles is intended to be the first of a series of games telling the adventures of the Liberty Patrol against ever darker threats and enemies…

CROWDFUNDING

The game is currently being crowdfunded as a Kickstarter project. This allows the many backers to share their ideas on the game and give their input to the designer and publishers. Additional contents will be made available through many stretch-goals during the campaign, which ends on June, 18th and is already more than 70% funded. New insights on the game are revealed on a daily basis both on the Kickstarter page for the project, and on Facebook: artwork, rules, contents details, etc.

HOW TO PLAY THE GAME

At the beginning of the game, the player playing Skarov creates his base by arranging 9 double-sided game board tiles into a 3x3 grid, with his control room being in the center. Each player takes his or her character sheet, miniature and 7-10 action cards. These characters enter the grid on one of the side tiles and need to move around the square – facing minions and traps along the way – in order to achieve whatever objectives set for the current game, such as thwarting a nuclear missile attack.

Each turn, each hero player plays 1 or 2 action cards; each card can be played either as a special power or as modifiers to the hero’s basic features – movement, attack, defense and mental. Each hero player has also four actions in a round, that can be taken in any order; the available actions are to move across the base, to attack an enemy, or to use a special power on a played action card or on the hero’s character sheet. The villain player then receives a number of action points depending on the heroes’ actions, and uses these to activate Professor Skarov, his minions, or his robots, with these figures also performing move, attack, or special power actions.

As the players complete (or fail to complete) objectives, the newspapers report on who did what, and the sum of those reports determine who comes out on top. Depending on the scenario, the players must achieve a certain number of objectives to attain victory, while the evil Pr. Skarov attempts to thwart their efforts.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

·         4 Heroes miniatures, each with a character sheet and a set of 7-10 action cards

·         1 Pr Skarov miniature, with his character sheet

·         3 Sisters Kinoichi miniatures with their character sheets

·         1 Supervillain miniature with his/her character sheet

·         20 Androids & Gynoids miniatures

·         9 double-sided room tiles

·         20 Event cards

·         4 Heroes dice

·         4 Villains dice

·         5 Neutral dice

·         a lot of tokens!

Bonus content (new heroes, new villains, new tiles...) may be unlocked or purchased during the Kickstarter campaign.

Kickstarter page: www.kickstarter.com/projects/iello/guardians-chronicles

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GuardiansChronicles

© Chris Baylis 2011-2015