News for May 2010
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Announcing Death Angel, a Space Hulk card game coming this summer
Death Angel | Published 14 May 2010

Gather your brother Space Marines and meet the alien threat!

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce Space Hulk: Death Angel - The Card Game! Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Death Angel is a cooperative card game for 1-6 players. Taking on the roles of Blood Angel Space Marines, you and your allies must enter an infested Space Hulk and terminate the Genestealer infestation.

Created by Corey Konieczka, Space Hulk: Death Angel - The Card Game combines strategy, teamwork, and grim combat into a suspenseful and fast-paced card game.

Players choose from six different combat teams, each consisting of two Space Marines with different abilities. Each player receives three Action cards for each of his combat teams. After all of the Space Marines have fallen into formation, prepare for the first wave of Genestealers!

Gameplay is quick and easy-to-learn. Each game is played over a series of rounds, broken up into phases. During the Choose Actions Phase, each player must secretly determine which of the following Action cards they wish to play on their Space Marines: Support, Attack, or Move + Activate. You can't pick the same Action card next round, so choose wisely!

Action resolution keeps all players involved while the overwhelming odds inspire them to work together to survive. The Action Resolution Phase consists of each player revealing and carrying out their chosen Action. The lowest number card goes first, which means Attacks are resolved after Supports. Support tokens enable Space Marines to reroll, so make sure to cover your fellow Blood Angels!

The Genestealer Attack Phase happens after all the Actions have been resolved, so hopefully you thinned out the swarms since you have to roll higher than the number of Genestealers in the swarm to successfully defend. Finally, an Event card is drawn to spawn more alien adversaries. Once all the Genestealers have emerged from the darkness, its time to move forward, drawing a new location card. And then it's back into the fight!

Head over to our description page to learn more, and keep watching for previews over the coming weeks. This summer, it's man versus alien in the grim darkness of space. The mission seems impossible. Survival seems unlikely. Failure is not an option.

Space Hulk: Death Angel - The Card Game is a cooperative card game for 1-6 players. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, players take on the roles of Space Marines pitted against the increasing hordes of Genestealers.

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Published: 5/16/2010 3:56:57 AM

Looks and sounds very interesting! I'll be looking at this one.  Great stuff FFG!

Now Corey can get to a short co-op silverline game utilising the Lord of the Rings theme! ;)




Published: 5/15/2010 3:45:37 PM

 Damn you FFG! I was ready to promise myself that i wouldn't buy any more of your stuff than DungeonQuest and Arkhams Lurker expansion this summer (Horus Heresy and Runewars have been quite a blow to my bank account allready) But now you do and trow this to my face.......damn you! :D

Published: 5/15/2010 2:00:22 PM

This seems like a great alternative for all those people who want the feeling of Space Hulk but couldn't afford or get hold of the limited edition. Well done FFG!

Published: 5/15/2010 1:04:09 PM

 damn! so long as it's half good, this one is going to be mega popular!

Published: 5/15/2010 11:05:53 AM

@ raven1man sabertooth 40k game sucked. I want a good 40k card game this time. This one is the step in the right direction.

Published: 5/15/2010 10:17:19 AM

Sounds exciting.  I'm glad to see a FFG product that makes use of the Tyranids, it would be cool to see more of them. 

Published: 5/15/2010 9:12:21 AM


Space Hulk a matter of love.

Published: 5/15/2010 8:53:19 AM

 I need to go change my pants

Published: 5/15/2010 8:44:58 AM


I guess I can see people being disappointed that this isn't a Space Hulk expansion, but for me it offers a glimmer of hope:

GW is letting FFG use the Space Hulk license, which gives me that glimmer of hope that, perhaps in the future, GW will do a Space Hulk expansion (sans minis, of course) through FFG.

Unlikely, but more hopeful given this.

Marcin Przybyłek
Published: 5/15/2010 5:24:46 AM

Oh - My - God. You are insane, FFG. Another MUST-HAVE-GAME. Hoooray!!! :)

Published: 5/15/2010 3:13:57 AM

Good news after good news!!! :)

Published: 5/15/2010 2:06:30 AM

This sounds great. I hope it has enough "meat" and it's not a light game. Me wants rules! :]

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