Board Games in Review – Resistor – Kickstarter
RESISTOR_ is a fast, fun, and intense two-player competitive card game in which you play as one of two supercomputers in charge of your country’s global thermonuclear warheads. Through the manipulation of double-sided cards on the table and in your hand, you create a line that is either red (for DEEP RED) or blue (for BLU9000) that goes across the board into your enemy’s base. Each player gets three actions and must take all three before the turn is over. Toss in some Resistor cards, either strategically or to introduce some chaos. The first person to get their enemy up to DEFCON 5 wins!
This card game has a unique play style as all the cards are double sided and you not only get to use the cards in your own hand but those in your opponents as well. As you play cards you connect the computer terminal signals together. If you can get an uninterrupted stream of your color from your computer to theirs you do a damage to their computer, as you get a success hack in. This essentially slows their progress of launching the nukes.
The challenging and interesting facts about the play method of this card game is that you get three actions on your turn. The tricky part is you must play all three actions before you can end your turn.
If you have a complete pathway, a successful hack if you will, into your enemies computer you still have to complete all your actions. This can easily mess you up, sometime more than your opponents actions. You essentially have to create this uninterrupted pathway 5 times to wipe your opponent out. In this card game though turns tend to heat up and get more crazy and chaotic as the stream of seven cards can be cut down with the cards that are resistors.
Check it out on Kickstarter
When a resistor hits the board it has the chance to heal a player of the damage they took but also is then removed from the board making the number of cards between the players less, and making it easier for you to get that uninterrupted line to your opponent.
And lets face it how many games do you have in your house that when you win you get to say launch missiles?
Cardboard Fortress are great people and this is a fantastic card game. I have eagerly awaited this Kickstarter launch for a while. So get in on this project now and help these guys out. I know I will.
You can see a game play of Cardboard Fortress playing Resistor- Here