'The Umbrella Academy' Card Game Kickstarter Launches Next Week

By Katrina Nattress

July 24, 2020

Last year, Dark Horse Comics and Studio71 announced The Umbrella Academy card game, and now we're getting more details about the game that's based off Gerard Way's comic series.

“We are thrilled with the continued fan response and reception to The Umbrella Academy. Our love for these stories and characters is what makes us excited for you all to get to experience them firsthand with the Studio71 Umbrella Academy Card Game,” Way and artist Gabriel Bá said in a statement.

Studio71 shared a teaser video unveiling the game and will be launching a kickstarter to help fund the project on July 28 (three days before The Umbrella Academy Season 2 premieres on Netflix). Fans who pledge purchase will receive an exclusive "Number Five" metallic card.

Watch the teaser clip and read a description of The Umbrella Academy card game below.

The Umbrella Academy Card Game Description

The game brings together your favorite seven siblings to defeat hordes of villains in cooperative battle. Play as “Five”, “Séance”, “Space Boy”, “The Rumor”, “The Horror”, “The Kraken”, or “Vanya”, each with their own unique powers. These abilities give players a powerful strategy to follow during the game. Players take one energy bar card; the energy bar measures your energy throughout the game so that you can use special abilities. You’ll battle the deadly villains like “Carmichael”, “Dr. Terminal”, “Perseus X and Medusa”, “Hazel & Cha Cha” and many more. Based on the number of players, shuffle and place the indicated number of villain cards in the middle of the play area, face down. Those villains will use villain attack cards to battle against the siblings. The players put forth their attacks against the villain attack cards, face down. Upon revealing the cards, the heroes and villains compare score values. The winning card being the one with the greater damage. An Umbrella Academy game would be nothing without a little dysfunction, brothers will fight, there will be confrontation, hopelessness, you might even hit rock bottom. Throughout the game, dysfunctional family cards bring the comic themes to life and affect each round. The siblings are victorious when all the villain cards are defeated, but if the villains overwhelm the siblings the world will be destroyed. This game is far beyond the ordinary so if you’re ready to save the world, this card game is for you.
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