VENOM Assault is an 80's cartoon-inspired, cooperative deck builder with dice based combat mechanics 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. The original launch in 2016 was met with great success and has sold out. Now we are re-releasing a new print run with an all new expansion: Villains & Valor!
If this is your first time joining the battle, then take a look at what VENOM Assault has to offer. You can even see our first Kickstarter here. Below, see what comes in the base game:
If you already own VENOM Assault, or you already know you want the full experience, see what Villains & Valor has to offer to the base game below:
The year is 2065 and Freedom Squadron and the Global Operations Force are the best hope for defeating VENOM once and for all. Just when the world believed they had succeeded, VENOM has re-appeared stronger than ever to prove evil never dies. This time VENOM is not alone, because Chameleon's criminal organization, the Terrornauts, have roared onto the scene, bringing a new kind of warfare to the battle! To fight back, Freedom Squadron has unleashed their own batch of reformed elite soldiers; the Carnage Corps. These elite members have been hand-picked by Corporal Carnage and reformed in his Carnage Dome to be the best of the best, steeped in the importance of teamwork to bolster the greater good. Now enhanced on both sides, the battle has truly become more epic between Freedom Squadron and VENOM!
In VENOM Assault: Villains & Valor, players can add all new VENOM Leaders and Support Cards from the Terrornauts to the game that bring new Failed Combat mechanics to the game. Players must now be more careful about charging into battle, or risk crippling losses. New Freedom Squadron soldiers from the Carnage Corps bring the Teamwork ability with them, which allow them to be played out of turn to bolster the active player. Brand new Event Cards can be used to create a different Event Deck every game, featuring all-new Dual Event Cards and Enhanced VENOM Strikes! Cards to bring an even greater challenge to the game. The fight for freedom is just heating up!
Will you join General Steel and the new Global Operations Force?
• The Carnage Corps: Freedom Squadron's newest elite team has been trained to be vigilant at all times. Each member brings with them a Teamwork ability that can be used to bolster other players' turns, and potentially strike a blow to VENOM that can shatter an impenetrable defense.
• The Terrornauts: VENOM's newest batch of evil comes slightly unhinged, chaotic, and full of havoc. Due to their unpredictable nature, the Terrornauts make VENOM more dangerous than ever, and even entering into combat could mean risking members of Freedom Squadron. With the Terrornauts around, any failed combat could have disastrous effects.
• Dual Events: As VENOM steps out of the shadows, the events caused by the war have been far more reaching, with impacts that seem to drastically affect both sides. The line between a win and a loss have blurred, and sometimes there can be dual effects or severe setbacks. New dual events show the complexity of the fog of war, and ramp up the difficulty.
• Medals: As with most time honored traditions, Freedom Squadron has begun to recognize those that go above and beyond their call of duty to conquer great feats and protect the entire world. The new Medal Deck offers individual player goals to overcome for a bonus that may well turn the tables in a great time of need.
We know that many people like to read the rulebook before they buy a game, so feel free to do that right here.
Tabletopia: Play before you buy!
As an amazing way to show off exactly what VENOM Assault: Villains & Valor is all about, get your hands on experience thanks to Tabletopia! We have loaded the base game and Villains & Valor (with full artwork) to the system. Now you can see how both work, check out the new Medals Deck, and some of the new Missions!
Rulers over view with Obsessive Board Game Disorder
Gray Board Gamer Walk Through
Gray Board Gamer shows you a complete video walk through of the original game, VENOM Assault; watch it here!
SpyGlass Games' Highlights
If you're familiar with the base game, but want to see some changes Villains & Valor will bring to the table, then watch our short video!
Watch a recent review of VENOM Assault and its expansion: Villain's & Valor, and see what others are saying about it!
Gray Board Gamer
He has taken a crack at the game with the new expansion added in and shows how it plays Solo! Watch part one here and make sure to subscribe to his channel to watch as he continues his fight against VENOM. Special Note: The Mission he plays will be changed to Uprooting Evil as voted on by backers.
Board with Friends
They reviewed our base game of VENOM Assault a few years ago and are back to take on the expansion, see what they thought here in part 1.
Watch another great play through and review of the base game + expansion!
Married With Board Games
New to VENOM Assault? Watch a review from our original campaign on just the base game to get a feel for what it is all about and why so many people love it.
Getting Geeky with Gamerleaf
We did an interview with Blake Leafty at Getting Geeky, take a moment to listen and hear how VENOM Assault got it's start and what other projects we have on the horizon.
We have more reviews coming from Just Got Played, Meeple Nation and others! As they come up we will be posting them here for you to watch.
Cost: As gamers, we know that shipping prices are as important as the pricing of the game itself, and we treat this piece of the KickStarter as important as any other because of this. Unfortunately, at this time the shipping routes of the world are in a state of flux, experiencing US/China trade complications and possible Brexit implications. Because of all of these variables, please understand that the following prices are rough estimations. As we see it, the absolute best way to make sure that you are only paying what you should be for shipping is to not charge shipping at this time at all. When we are in the shipping stages of our distribution, we fully intend to use a Pledge Management Fulfillment service, to reach out to acquire shipping that is accurate and fair to each backer. We are excited to provide the highest level of accuracy for your shipping, but we also know that you want to have some idea of pricing, so we have reached out to our network to get the following charts. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask, because we are here to help!
Timing: We are also dedicated to making the Steel Level Backer cards a priority to add additional cards for everyone backing this expansion. To allow time for these cards' creation, we have extended the shipping date out very conservatively. Of course, if we complete everything sooner, we fully intend to deliver as soon as possible.
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, so we work with major distributors to ensure our games will reach your store without any issues. You can work with your current distributor or you can reach out directly to us to inquire on availability and pricing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Risks and challenges
VENOM Assault: Villains & Valor is our 4th project, and we have gained a great deal of experience along the way. Through practice, success, and endless research, we have made it our goal to be aware of every aspect of the process from conceptualization to your doorstep. In order to ensure a successful and realistic project, we have already been in constant communication with manufacturers and fulfillment centers, planning every step of the path. Due to the variable quantity of "Steel Level" backer rewards, we have set a conservative shipping date to allow for the successful creation of these amazing additions to the game. Our goal is always to offer a timely, realistic, and smooth project with only the best kinds of surprises along the way.
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.
VENOM Assault is a completely unique Intellectual Property, done in loving homage of our game designers' youth, 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 memories 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: Villains & Valor, SpyGlass Games will provide frequent updates to the backers, so that you are informed during every step in the journey.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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