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Board Games in Review – Smash Up –Robots and Tricksters

Smash UpNerdarchist Ted here and you heard me right.  Today we are going to be talking about Robots and Tricksters in the wonderful board game Smash Up!  If you are a fan of this series you will know that there are quite a few articles but this is a big game and I want to do it justice.

If you are just finding this article dig though the series and get well versed in the Smash Up world as I explore the different factions and give hints on using these tips to get a one up on your opponent when you play this incredible board game.

Smash Up Robots

Robots hints – Robots attack in hoards and in here it is just as true.  They come in a faction deck board gamewith a staggering 18 minions and 2 actions.  And of those minions 11 have the possibility of letting you get more minions on the board so play them wisely to maximize your advantage.  With only 2 actions in the whole deck you are going to sit back and let your opponent control the action game.  You also get six cards that let you draw more cards, which with all minion placement you have going on you needed to keep your hand full of options.

Robots work well with any deck full of minions.  Anything that will allow for a bonus to all minions is better.  The cybernetic theme builds true so mixing them with Apes or Dinosaurs can spell a quick victory if you play your cards right. Avoid any decks that focus too much on actions and you should be fine.

Smash Up Tricksters

board gamesTricksters hints – As the name implies, they are tricksters.  They are indeed tricky.  Every card you have, 10 actions and 10 minions, gets to accomplish more than any other deck.  All of your minions come equipped with cool abilities. As manipulators you will control the battle field. All of your actions stop your opponent from playing cards or cancel them before they can happen.

Mix these guys up with any other manipulator and you are sure to spell success, in your opponents blood.  Combine these guys with Aliens, pirates or ninjas for the best results

You can get your copy here!

Just a dabble or a taste of more hints for the Smash Up game.  Let me know in the comments below if you agree or disagree with me and always remember – “Stay Nerdy!”

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Ted Adams

The nerd is strong in this one. I received my bachelors degree in communication with a specialization in Radio/TV/Film. I have been a table op role player for about 20 years 17 of which with the current group. I have played several itterations of D&D, Mutants and Masterminds 2nd and 3rd editions, Star wars RPG, Shadowrun and World of Darkness. I am an avid fan of books and follow a few authors reading all they write. Favorite author is Jim Butcher I have been an on/off larper for around 15 years even doing a stretch of running my own for a while. I have played a number of Miniature games including Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy, Heroscape, Mage Knight, Dreamblade and D&D Miniatures. I have practiced with the art of the German long sword with an ARMA group for over 7 years studying the German long sword, sword and buckler, dagger, axe and polearm. By no strecth of the imagination am I an expert but good enough to last longer than the average person if the Zombie apocalypse ever happens. I am an avid fan of board games and dice games with my current favorite being Quarrios.

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