Meteor Heroes takes place in ‘Justice City’ where crime is rampant and the Justice City Police Department (JCPD) can only do so much to keep crime at bay. Things are so out of hand that ordinary citizens are stepping up in order to curb the rising crime rate and protect their city.
The goal for players is to spread their fame tokens across the city, the first to do this or whoever has the most fame tokens on the board when the game finishes will become the Hero of Justice city.
During play you will need to resolve petty crimes, manage Crisis’ and Events whilst also hunting down cool powers that will make you more powerful and shape your super hero identity.
You are not alone though, the community is always there to back the hero they believe in the most. If you hold the most fame in one of the six districts of Justice city then you will gain a perk for that area. Careful though as these can be easily taken away if another hero becomes more popular in that location.
Meteor heroes is a competitive game using area control, strategy and push your luck elements at its core.
“Have you ever seen the episode of Friends where Joey challenges Phoebe to think of deeds which aren’t selfish? Well surely one of those deeds is helping those in need, right? Well…
At @ukgamesexpo I had the pleasure of being taught Meteor Heroes by Adam of @never.yellow.games where each player is a wannabe superhero. On your turn, you allocate cubes to either move around the board, train, or perform actions.
Actions can include trying to resolve crimes, crises or events. The more you do this, the more chance you have of gaining notoriety in the six districts of the board, which is key to winning the game. What’s very fun about the game is that sometimes you’ll avoid resolving crimes because it’s not in your best interests at that time. You can almost imagine your hero going past an incident and thinking “I’m probably not going to bother with that one…” Read more
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