Players: 2 – 4 players
Playtime: 20 – 30 Minutes
Publisher: Restoration Games / Mondo Games
Sum it Up: World-renown heroes of legend (and pop culture) clash in a quick-paced, gorgeous, asymmetric combat game.
Break it Down: Did you ever want to know who would win in a punch up between Big Foot and Robin Hood? Or maybe you’d like to see Alice (from Wonderland) throw down against King Arthur? How about Buffy trying to stake some Velociraptors?
Unmatched is a collection of easily accessible combat games that sees players taking control of a hero, each with their own distinct play styles. These playstyles are fully realized by individual 30 card combat decks and support characters, including Robin Hood’s Merry Men and King Arthur’s faithful friend Merlin.
Turns are quick and simple with each player taking 2 actions which include playing a card, moving their characters and drawing cards. Turns go back and forth until 1 hero’s health pool has been reduced to zero.
Unmatched is available in a selection of different starter sets, some including 2 characters whilst others contain 4. All of these sets can be intermixed to create your perfect fantasy deathmatch.
One element of the game which needs particular attention is the overall production quality. Mondo (more well known for their poster designs) have done a truly fantastic job on the game’s artwork. Every card is honestly gorgeous, a piece of art in its own right. This loving attention doesn’t stop there, continuing through to the playing boards and instruction manuals.
If you’re looking for a quick-paced, collectable combat game then Unmatched might be right up your street!
By Alan Campbell (Twitter @MudManCampbell )