I was wonder if anyone else has heard of or played Puppet Wars by Wyrd Miniatures? I preordered the game and received it on October 10. Before receiving the game I had never played the game or bought any of Wyrdís products. I you have played it let me know what you think too. So here is short review of Puppet Wars since I have only had the game a few weeks.
Puppet Wars is a miniatures based board game for 2-4 players, and each player builds a group of puppets to rip the other playerís puppets apart. The game includes enough for 2 players to get started: game board, miniatures, tokens, and 2 puppet decks. There is also a multiplayer expansion and boosters that include other miniatures.
One of the main reason I like miniature games is because there are normally several cool minis, and Puppet Wars does have several. The minis are a very fun and I think they have a lot of character. So far my favorite miniature is the Hooded Rider.
I really like the concept of toys and puppets fighting on a workbench/floor, and that is what the board looks like. The only complaint I have about the game board is the art is a little dark. It is hard to see the black dots for line of sight.
The stat card for each puppet has great art work and looks very durable. Each stat card is double sided. One side has all the abilities and actions that belong to that puppet, and the other has an upgrade.
The puppet deck is a deck of cards that uses the suits of Puppet Wars(Rams, Crows, Tomes, & Masks) instead of the normal playing card suits. The cards number 2-13, 4 aces, and 2 jokers. The deck seems to be very durable and has great art work with a different puppet on each card.
Since I have only had the game for a few weeks I have only gotten to play the starter games, and a few normal games. The starter games were very easy to learn and a great way to run quick a demo that is simple. Once you have all the basic down the game really starts to take off. Iím still trying to figure out what puppets I want to use in my army. How build your puppet army and your puppet deck uses are a big part of the game strategy.