Gale Force Nine have done it again. I don’t know how they nearly always get the correct feel for the game, but they do. Here is a card game of factions and the chance to win the game in their ideology. So if you are in Niska’s faction you try to swindle and sneak your way to the top (with possibly a few tortuous murders on route) You can play as Serenities faction, Niska’s faction Alliance faction or as the Eavesdown faction(which includes Badger and co)
This is a beautifully designed game with boards for your own cards and boards for the shop etc..
If you haven’t seen Firefly or Serenity yet it’s not to late as it is one of the best series out there. You will enjoy this game more if you get the references, but it is a great game even if you (forbid the thought) have not seen it yet. there are only fourteen episodes in the Firefly series and the Serenity Film isn’t that long. Only that many for that many I hear you ask, The American execs at Fox really messed up the showing times and axed it because of their ineptitude .
You start the game with your factions cards and then get the chance to add more cards to you selection from the shop. There are four actions that you can use on your turn. Each faction is slightly different as they all have their own strengths and weaknesses, so be careful with what you do, you (forbid the thought don’t want things to bite you on your butt, do you, especially if you are pulling a crazy Ivan at the time)
There are a lot of cards which gives you a lot of playability and the chance to pull one over on your opponents at the same time. There are a lot of references is this game as you would expect, so dive right in and enjoy the Firefly experience to all the fun and joy that exists in the Verse.