Entertainment, Games

Fight Klub coming soon

Slightly off topic compared to most of what I’ve written about, but I thought I’d quickly mention Fight Klub (wiki).

Fight Klub is a new collectible card game shortly to be released by Decipher. Decipher previously produced card games based on Star Trek, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings (and others). Fight Klub aims to be significantly different from previous games in a number of respects. It will be multi-licence, meaning interesting combinations are possible (although it means many game mechanics are a little more abstract). It will also only be available online direct through through the Decipher website (which they intend to make it cheaper).

The concept of the game is very simple; heroes vs. villains, with each game consisting of a player controlling a single hero or villain and playing through a series of confrontations. And the multi-licence nature means some cool match-ups. From the very first release you’ll finally be able to answer that difficult question, who would win in a fight between Rambo and Saw’s Jigsaw killer

The move for something so different might be risky, but if it pays off, it could be cool.

2 thoughts on “Fight Klub coming soon

  1. I’ll say it looks cool! I’ve been on board since the start, and after a painfully long wait, we are finally nearing the official release! It should be in stock by late February, and in my grubby hands shortly thereafter…

    Decipher has put together a great multi-functional web site (www.decipher.com) which includes a movie theater, card previewer, player locator, and lots of other nifty features. The Founding Mentors are currently testing the site, but it should be open to the general public in short order.

    As for the game itself, yes, it is a little abstract, but that had to be the case with so many licenses available. And what licenses! Rambo, Jason Voorhees, Hannibal Lecter, and Ash Williams (from Army of Darkness) to name just a few. And the Coming Soon section notes that the next batch of licenses will include Terminator 2, Platoon, Robocop, and Fargo, PLUS I’ve seen hints at big titles like Men in Black and James Bond. This game is going to be HUGE!

    Anyway, back to game play. Multiplayer IS supported, but for the basic one-on-one you are essentially trying to beat your opponent in two out of three “skirmishes”, the winner causing damage to the loser. With surprises like Raising the Stakes (taking a gamble for increased damage), the all-or-nothing Clash cards, and more, this game is designed to be simple to learn, yet will have tons of opportunities for testing new strategies. Loads of replay value, in a game that can be played in as little as 15 minutes (though likely much longer in multiplayer). And just wait until they add partners / team-ups!

    If you want to take a look for yourself, just head to http://www.decipher.com, and tell them Shrike sent you!


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