The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game [EHP 0022]
Designer: Eric B. Vogel Publisher: Evil Hat Productions Players: 1 - 5 Players Time:30 Minutes Age: 13 and Up
In The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game, players
work together to solve cases from the bestselling
Dresden Files novels in the ultimate what-if
scenario: What if Harry was on the scene with allies
who were not there in the original story? Play Harry,
Murphy, Susan, Michael, and the Alphas in the first
five novels, or take on "Side Jobs" in a random
scenario generator based on the short story
collection of the same name.
Play your hand, clear the board, and beat the odds in
the final showdown at the end of the book. Use
teamwork, strategy, and a wee bit of luck to win the
The game has plenty of in-jokes and references for
Dresden fans (like the unreliable range of the Blue
Beetle), but it is accessible to people who have not
read the books.
This is a tightly tuned, strategic, cooperative game
that feels intense, vital, and a little bit risky
(thanks to dice and other factors) throughout play.
At 30 minutes per session, gameplay is fast-paced and
down to the wire. In this game, players take on the
role of Harry Dresden and his allies, investigating
cases and taking on foes from the books. To
accomplish this, you will share a common pool of
action points (called Fate points), and each player
must choose between taking an action or generating
Fate points each turn. Solve more cases than there
are foes left standing to win!
In short, each player plays a character from the
novels (one of them is always Harry), taking on a
shuffled scenario deck based on one of the books in
the series. Using a combination of cards, dice, and
teamwork, players attack foes, investigate cases,
take advantages, and overcome obstacles to make sure
they have the best possible odds for a win in the
final showdown at the end of the book! Like any good
cooperative game, it is hard to win (no fun if there
is no challenge!), but always rewarding to play, and
scales smoothly from one to five players.