At the far end of the Glug nebula, third star system on the left, you’ll find a cube-shaped planet called Ghoul.GET THE GAME
It may look like an idyllic utopia, but zoom in and you’ll find it overrun by dim-witted monsters pulling ridiculous faces.
For an age, tribes have formed volatile alliances and battled for control of Ghoul.
You, the hero, have formed a shabby band of monsters to settle the score once and for all, but there’s one small problem...
Your friends stand in the way.
Battledeck pits you and your horde against your friends as you fight to determine the one true ruler of planet Ghoul.
HOW TO PLAY
Battledeck is easy to pick up and play. Get the jist of it here, or go watch the play-through on Youtube.WATCH ON YOUTUBE
Last Ghoul standing is the winner.
Each player gets three Ghoul cards, a HP card, and one Counter Gem. Chance Cards and a Discard Pile are placed in the middle of the table.
Each player reveals their first Ghoul. The dice roll determines the opponent’s damage, or triggers one of the Ghoul’s special abilities: Double Damage; Heal; Reroll; or Special Attack.
Each player chooses an opponent to attack. Target the strongest player? Or get revenge on your antagoniser?
The HP Card and gem are used to track health. Yellow Hearts trigger Chance Cards. Purple Hearts trigger Mayhem.
Defeated Ghouls are discarded, new ones revealed. Who will be left standing to claim the throne of Ghoul?
Your dice roll determines your opponent’s damage, or triggers one of the following Special Abilities.GET THE GAME
The opponent’s damage is twice the amount shown on the dice.
Player heals their own Ghoul with the amount shown on the dice.
Option to reroll and try again, or inflict the dice roll as damage.
A powerful attack inflicting max damage on an opponent.
Bounding embrace of boneless fists? Shower of crusty monkey biscuits? Let’s take a closer look at Special Attacks.GET THE GAME
A dice roll that matches your Ghoul’s Special Attack allows you to inflict devastating damage on your opponent.
Give your friends the Curse of Creeping Toe Fungus, Long Kiss Goodnight with Slimy Fish, or Glorious Gale from Rising Leg, to name a few.
Special Attacks raise in intensity with each of the 5 Ghoul tiers: Common; Unusual; Rare; Legendary; and Mythical.
With 50 outrageous attacks on offer, your good friends will be fierce rivals in no time.
CHANCE CARDS AND MAYHEM
When your gem lands on a Yellow Heart it triggers a Chance Card and could very well reverse your fortunes.GET THE GAME
Chance Cards are unpredictable and have the power to turn the game around. Regardless of the outcome, they’re guaranteed to bring laughs to the table.
Take The Final Battle, which deals damage to all your opponents at once (but will cost you a life), or God Mode, which allows you to wipe out another Ghoul instantly.
Each player also has a Purple Heart on their HP Card, which triggers Mayhem.
Mayhem doubles attacks and healing for one round of play, allowing even the weakest Ghoul to bring the strongest players to their knobbly little knees.
OUTTA THE BOX
Take a look at that loot.GET YOUR COPY!
The first 50 ghouls were released as collectible trading cards. The second set, Ghouls 51 to 100, are called The Second Wave, and make up the playable set found in Battledeck.
Ghoul Guy’s creating a thousand Ghouls over time, and future sets of 50 will be released as expansion packs.
This edition of Battledeck is a fully functional, high quality prototype. All feedback players provide is considered for the next edition. Now’s the chance to make your mark on the game.
50 x Ghoul Cards
18 x Chance Cards
6 x HP Cards
6 x Support Cards
1 x Instruction Booklet
1 x Battle Dice
12 x Counter Gems
1 x Game Box
Collect mildly terrifying monsters, unleash them on your friends.
A new card and dice battle game from Ghoul, Battledeck’s fun for the whole family. Its low complexity makes it perfect for even the slowest members of your gang.
Battledeck’s character designs and language make it a great game for a laugh, and at the size of a novel, it’s portable enough to take anywhere (please exercise appropriate hygiene).
The cards are printed on 400gsm satin artboard in stunning colour that look good enough to eat (not edible, we tried).
Put down your devices, gather family around the table again, and turn your loved ones into mortal enemies with Ghoul Battledeck.
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