I’m a sucker for anything Marvel. I’m also a sucker for anything board gaming. Well, when a new Marvel-themed board game is announced–a miniatures game, no less–then you know they’ve sucked in this sucker.
Marvel: Crisis Protocol is an upcoming miniatures game set in the Marvel Comics Universe. Players choose Marvel comic book characters to create their own Marvel character dream team and then pit their forces against each other on the tabletop. It’s by the upstart Atomic Mass Games but is distributed by Fantasy Flight / Asmodee.
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Rules allow the very terrain itself to be thrown, crashed into, and destroyed during the battle, because of course cars will be thrown. Players assemble and paint their own 40mm scale miniatures.
The Marvel Crisis Protocol Core Set will set you back $99.99, but comes with cards, tokens, and terrain pieces like the aforementioned cars or even the Daily Bugle! The Core Set also comes with ten Marvel characters: Black Widow, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Red Skull, Crossbones, Doctor Octopus, Baron Zemo, and Ultron.
Additional character packs will release simultaneously or shortly thereafter: Miles Morales Spider-Man and Ghost Spider, Hulk, M.O.D.O.K., Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, Gamora and Nebula, Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight, Thor and Valkyrie, Loki and Hela, Black Panther and Killmonger, Okoye and Shuri, Vision and Winter Soldier, and Venom. The character packs will range in price from $24.99 to $39.99.
Having a Marvel miniatures game is amazing, particularly one that looks so sharp. An early look at the rules is here. And make a note of the 40mm scale, which is different than a typical minis game. (My guess is to differentiate it from Heroclix.)
You can pre-order it here.