I have had enough! As soon as one quest is done, someone else is knocking on my shoulder. People are simply never happy and they would just take, take and take. My sword is already jagged, my muscles tired and I wish nothing more, than to sleep peacefully. Without the fear of somebody slipping sharp blade through my back. But that’s not the life of the hero, I chose.
The players will have to continue to fight even if they have fallen in love with Assault on Doomrock board game, because Doompocalypse comes as an expansion. Of course, its still the same designer Tom Stasiak, who got also help from Christopher Niewiadomski. The full expansion was then released in BD Games, Poland, in 2016.
The player waits for all the content in a smaller landscape box with a fantastic scene on the lid. Inside, however, there is a fair hill of cards – roughly two hundred pieces, plus a set of tokens and a few other components.
Assault on Doomrock is a game, that is not the best known, so it’s probably time to repeat, how it’s played. It is a pure card and cooperative game, in which players form a team and on their own behalf do most of the joint decisions. Players move across locations, that are always made up by three cards. They move them in such a way, that there are always three visible. Gradually they equip their heroes through them, but also fight with enemies. Dice will be used for this, but opponents are controlled by a deck of artificial intelligence. In the game, players are always expected to meet three opponents, whose defeat is the way to victory.
A lot of new cards will be added to existing decks to improve their variability. Minor improvement are also new cards of heroes, that are doublesided with male / female version of that persone. Several other cards (zombies and mushroom hills) have been upgraded.
These inconspicuous enhancements and increase in card counts in different decks are the biggest contribution of the box. It does not bring anything new, you ask? But yes, there are new terrain tokens. They will be included in battles, but their new rules do not make this game better. On the contrary, these new adjustments unnecessarily complicate everything. Fortunately, this is not an element, that would be the most important thing in the box, nor are you required to add it.
In addition, thanks to these innovations, match is stretching significantly. This is another reason, why you probably will not use the new rules of the terrain and enjoy only the other box news. These are the main reasons, why you should buy the otherwise average expansion of Assault on Doomrock: Doompocalypse.
+ significantly increases variability
+ new big cards make setup easier
+ terrain idea
- terrain does not work smoothly
- terrain stretches game time