“DC Comics Deck-building Game: Crossover Pack 4 – Watchmen”
designed by Matt Hyra, published by Cryptozoic Entertainment
Hidden roles and traitors come to DC Comics Deck-Building with this expansion that adds the world of the Watchmen! Work together to defeat ridiculously hard challenges by contributing cards from your hand. Meanwhile the Secret Mastermind slowly acquires cards to unleash his Mastermind Plot! Then wait desperately to somehow play the right five cards (plus any extra cards you may draw during your turn) as required by the “Villainous Machinations” card to actually unleash the plot. Really hard to hide your motives WHEN EVERYONE CAN SEE THE CARDS YOU ARE PLAYING EVERY TURN. “Maybe I don’t feel like playing these cards” is never an acceptable answer in this particular game.
Maybe the problem is how we play discards: Just place all the discards in one stack onto your pile instead of spreading them out and saying “I have nothing.” So I guess this could work, but just seems way too difficult to both win the game and the traitor to, you know, be a traitor.
One Line Verdict: Maybe chuck this particular expansion out of a high apartment window.