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Become Freedom Squadron as you battle to defeat VENOM, in a co-op, deck-building game with dice based combat for 1-5 players.
This project has funded, completely thanks to some amazing backers! If you want to get in on the assault of VENOM, a 1-5 player Co-operative deck-building game, pre-order your copy today!
This project has funded, completely thanks to some amazing backers! If you want to get in on the assault of VENOM, a 1-5 player Co-operative deck-building game, pre-order your copy today!
478 backers pledged $25,192 to help bring this project to life.

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VENOM Assault is an 80's cartoon-inspired cooperative deck building game for 1-5 players, ages 14 and up. You and your fellow tacticians will lead Freedom Squadron by recruiting the best and brightest soldiers to join your team. Your multinational force has one purpose: Defeat VENOM before they unleash havoc upon the world. You'll need to assemble the most elite personnel and vehicles before you battle the forces of evil using a unique dice-based combat system. Finally, once your decks have been assembled, you are ready to take the fight to VENOM before their sinister plan is completed!  

Are you up to the challenge?

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Counts Not Including any Stretch Goals or "Steel Level" designer cards.
Counts Not Including any Stretch Goals or "Steel Level" designer cards.

 See the video below for a full tutorial on how to play VENOM Assault.

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See VENOM Assault's complete rule book here: VENOM Assault Rule Book

VENOM Assault is fun, cooperative deck builder, but don't take our word for it. Check out what reviewers had to say about the game below, or see the complete library of reviews and interviews on SpyGlass' Media Page:

  "You can have a great theme, you can have great art, and you can have a fantastic base with those ingredients, but if you don't have the game to back it up, it going to fall flat. This game HAS a great game! There are so many different options and so many different things that are going on with the game that it doesn't grow stale!" - Undead Viking, Undead Viking Videos

"All in all, it is a really cool experience that I'm hoping that a lot of people will take notice of and choose to back this game, because it is a really cool, fun experience that I think is unique enough to stand out as different." - Michael, NVS Gameplays

"It's way different than any deck builder that I've ever played. The cards seem to be laid out so well that it gives the game a really nice AI that seems to work well." - Patrick Seibert, Just Got Played  

"You're never lacking the type of card that helps you thin out your deck, for a deck builder. So I thought that's a refreshing mechanic; something original that I haven't seen before." - Brian Fiore, Just Got Played

"This is definitely a grade 'A' game. I really enjoy it." - Brian Everett, Cloak and Meeple

"My wife and I learned the game from scratch in 15 minutes which is impressive even considering our veteran gamer status." - Chris Hamm, Life in Games: Read the full Review Here! 

"That teamwork aspect really shines through in this one, and the fact that there's this ramp-up to feeling like you are not sure if things are going to go your way to maybe you might not end getting a tipping point... And just having those tense moments, not knowing necessarily if you're going to win it." - Jeff King, All Us Geeks: Watch the full review here!

"If you enjoy thematic games, you will definitely appreciate VENOM Assault. I feel like gameplay mechanics are well represented through the theme." - Zack Hillegas, Board Game Resource: Read the full Review Here!

"Yes, this game is fun. It has the nostalgia factor... and the combat system is unique and enjoyable." - Tom, Forensic Gameology: Watch the full Review Here!

We have also setup a Redditt AMA click to ask any questions or view ones already asked.  

See More Reviews at SpyGlass' VENOM Assault Media page!

     

We currently have such an amazing influx of artwork that our gallery is updated at least twice each week! Because of this influx, we have chosen to host a full fledged gallery on our webpage, rather than adjusting the Kickstarter page with mere thumbnails. Check out all of our amazing artwork in SpyGlass' Gallery!

     

Visit SpyGlass' Kickstarter Pledge Level Page for more detailed information on your favorite pledge level!

Updated 3-9-16
Updated 3-9-16

 Here at SpyGlass Games, we love our FLGS, and we know that retailers would like an opportunity to stock our games. Our goal is to make purchasing our titles easier for you. Our Bastion pledge level has been created with you in mind, and will allow you to get several copies of the game at once, save on shipping, and receive a bulk discount. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: SpyGlass Contact

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Risks and challenges

As a first time project, VENOM Assault faces challenges most new creators have. However, in order to negate these first time issues and give ourselves plenty of time for fulfillment, we have created 90% of the game up front. We have been in constant communication with a manufacturer and a fulfillment center, in order to comprehensively understand the time frames and costs associated with these processes. The only pieces of the game remaining to be completed after the Kickstarter's successful funding will be artwork, which is already being worked on by our talented and professional artists, as well as any "General Steel" level cards created in those backers' likenesses.

With backgrounds that include Game Design, Project Management, Print Center Management, Graphic Design, and a veteran's account on Kickstarter from the perspective of a backer, we are familiar with every aspect of a project's completion, right down to delivery to your doorstep. SpyGlass' view is always from a customer perspective, ensuring that you get the most enjoyable, timely, and simple fulfillment of your Kickstarter pledge.

VENOM Assault is completely unique Intellectual Property, done in loving homage to the youth of our game designers, and while aspects of the game may hold similarities to other IPs that exist, efforts have been made in accordance with legal advice in order to make sure that no infringement has taken place. We love and appreciate these wonderful games that have colored our childhood, and we hope to add to the vivid memories of those that share our love!

During the fulfillment of VENOM Assault, SpyGlass Games will bring frequent updates to the backers, so that you are informed during every step in our journe

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    Steel Level -You will work with the design team (Mike, Jeff, and Dave) and artist (Phil) to design a Freedom Squadron Soldier or VENOM Leader card with your unique choice of statistics and your likeness as the character!
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