In space, nobody can hear you shuffle.
This year, Upper Deck expanded its Legendary line of semi-cooperative deck-building games into the Alien universe. Legendary Encounters lets you experience the first four movies as a game, or you can mix and match characters, locations, and objectives for customized scenarios.
Spoiler alert: In case you’re not already familiar with the Alien movies, there are spoilers here.
At a glance: Legendary Encounters is for 1 to 5 players, ages 17 and up, and takes about 45 minutes to play (shorter if everyone dies quickly). It retails for $59.99. The age rating is more for the game’s content than gameplay, since the Legendary Marvel game is rated 10 and up. However, because of the graphic nature of some of the illustrations, I would highly recommend taking a look through it before allowing kids to play. Some cards also have movie quotes on them, so expect to see some strong language.
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