- Original Release: 2019
- Developer: Ben Cichoski, Devin Low, Daniel Mandel
- Publisher: Upper Deck Entertainment
- Platform: Board Game
Legendary is a semi co-op deckbuilding board game, originally about Marvel superheroes but has now expanded into other franchises. The “Legendary” games all play in a similar way: you build up your deck by buying cards, draw a new villain card each turn and try to defeat them to gain points. The person with the most points wins, but the villain can defeat you all so nobody wins. That said, most people tend to play these games fully co-op, and the rules now state that you choose before the game starts.
At the start of the game you pick a mastermind, a scheme and some villain cards that will determine your difficulty. As you draw from the villain deck, cards will trigger events on the mastermind and schemes. You need to build up your attack value enough to attack the mastermind multiple times, while also keeping the villains appearing at bay. The game is very difficult – especially if you’re competing with points – but also a lot of fun.
My main confusion about the James Bond version is that the license seems more suited to the Legendary spin-off game, Legendary Encounters. That one has event in a more linear fashion (rather than random) and are more objective-based.
The core game of Legendary James Bond includes stuff from Goldfinger, The Man with the Golden Gun, GoldenEye and Casino Royale, but more films are available in expansion packs.
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