How does the idea of playing a deck of Zombies and Pirates against your friend’s Robots and Ninja sound? I don’t know about you, but it sounds like great fun to me. Nomad Games, of Talisman: Digital Edition ($3.99) fame, is bringing Shufflebuilding Smash Up to iOS, so you’ll soon be able to bring all those crazy combinations to bear against your opponents. Smash Up comes with a variety of factions, each with a unique 20-card deck, and each of the up to four players gets to pick two factions through a drafting process and then battle for world domination.
The factions include Pirates, Zombies, Ninja, Robots, Tricksters, Wizards, and even Dinosaurs, so the combinations should be pretty fun. Each combination apparently plays quite differently, so that should give the game plenty of replayability. The game will come with AI mode, and both pass-to-play and online multiplayer. Nomad Games has done a great job bringing the Talisman games to iOS, so I’m hopeful that this digital port will be equally well done. Smash Up is scheduled for a Fall 2016 release.