Review: Sentinels of the Multiverse Enhanced Edition – upgraded heroes

Sentinels of the Multiverse: Enhanced Edition - packaging

Heroes already were in our world once. We remember those times with joy, but also with sadness. A lot of people lost their life, helping them in their struggle with evil. Celebrations of victory have always been stormy, but we felt, that the more we resist, the more misery we bring on ourselves. And so we drove them away. We could never been more mistaken. We need them now more than ever. We are calling up our heroes. Will you return?

Sentinels of the Multiverse is already really well known board game. We managed to look not only on the basic game, but also two expansion packs. And you are not mistaken, when you even can recall names of the authors: , and . Behind all this is their small company and of hundred of supporters on .

But the original issue was far from perfect and carried a major problem with it. It was well playable only in definitive number of heroes. This meant, that when you had less people together at the table, they had to take control of multiple characters. And this was not anything to praise. It ruined atmosphere and prevented you to grow together with your hero.

Sentinels of the Multiverse: Enhanced Edition - cards

That is, why they a year later gave birth of the new, revised and improved edition. It now lies in front of us in a polished larger box. Review of a reissue or an improved version of the same game is not easy. And although it seems, that Sentinels of the Multiverse already said everything, we decided to go back to them once more in a separate article. This time is much bigger box than the original one ahead of us. In its massive inside hides same fight to save the world as before, with the same cards. So how does this enhanced package compare?

Box looks really professional at first glance, as well as illustrations on the cover. Spectacular processing fits to this game much better and you’ll be glad, you have found the right place not only for more than 500 cards of base game (ten heroes by forty cards, a pile of bad guys and environments), but also for each available extension. But only, if you do not want to store them separately.

There are also new cards, that operate in the style of deck-building games and are used as a placeholder for every type. Each hero, villain, environment (not only from the basic game) has his own placeholder card, thanks to which you will never have to search for any card again. Its not some sort of breakthrough, but it is very good, that authors chose this method to organize cards.

Sentinels of the Multiverse: Enhanced Edition - tokens

More importantly, however, are tokens, that are punched out of sheets. There are not only small, round ones used for watching life of both heroes and villains, but also oblong pieces for marking certain modifiers, you will encounter during the game. Its will be certainly welcomed addition by the players, because at first glance, all the necessary information are always visible.

Sentinels of the Multiverse is easy to play: Players each choose their own hero and start a fight with one villain. But none of players is forced to be bad guy. Instead, there will be clever automated mechanic playing for him. Although it seems unrealistic, but thanks to the well-connected main skills and abilities card in the baddy deck, he always behaves a little differently and you have to adapt.

Each of the participants, including the villain, gets his pile of cards. Final battle will take place in a specific environment. Its influence is crucial and often affects players and their success significantly. Together, heroes are fighting with their superpowers and trying to use it to their advantage and beat the bad guy.

Sentinels of the Multiverse: Enhanced Edition - cards

Heading of the game will of course not change, it only an improved edition. Most important change is wording on the cards, which can contain a new number X. It represents number of heroes involved in a match and makes the game finally balanced fun for any numbers of participants. You will then encounter old friends Baron Blade or Omnitron with real happiness and try different amounts of heroes agains them. You can now simply enjoy different battles, always as one character only and suck in the enormous atmosphere this game has. During the different numbers is changing also emphasis on the ability of some heroes. Some work better as a duo, sometimes you’ll be glad, there is four of you.

Every time you have a different story. This is place, where original Sentinels game excelled. This time, however, you can better focus on experience of the story. You need no pen and paper, just a common stock of tokens, from which you occasionally fish out something. And then you can with satisfaction take away tokens one by one from your dark enemies. A board with scroll bars might have been a bit better and clearer, but we are completely satisfied just like it is now.

The only drawback remains in a lot of computation, but that is fixed to the basic mechanism. For someone might absence of coincidence and presence of counting reduce atmosphere, but it represents element of cooperation in here. Each player should play a card from his hand secretly and decide for himself, which he uses to write his own superhero destiny.

Sentinels of the Multiverse: Enhanced Edition - tokens

For new fans and future players, it is worth mentioning, that new edition of Rook City (review) and Infernal Relics (review) expansion will be joined in one big box. It therefore brings an incredible mix of four heroes, eight villains and four environments. This is hard to resist.

is converging basic version of the superhero game to perfection. When we played the original version, we forgive it a lot. If we only knew, what the experience is able to provide a full tuned box, we’d postpone saving the world for later. Now there is really no need to wait! Put on your costumes and go into the streets, crime is waiting to be punished!

DesignerChristopher Badell, Paul Bender, Adam Rebottaro
ArtistAdam Rebottaro
PublisherGreater Than Games, Gigante Jogos
Year Published2011
# of Players2 - 5
User Suggested # of Players Best with 5+ players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(325 voters)
Playing Time60
Mfg Suggested Ages8 and up
User Suggested Ages10 and up
(86 voters)
Language DependenceExtensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
(97 voters)
CategoryCard Game, Comic Book / Strip, Fighting
MechanicCooperative Game, Hand Management, Solo / Solitaire Game, Variable Player Powers
ExpansionSentinels of the Multiverse: Rook City & Infernal Relics, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Shattered Timelines & Wrath of the Cosmos, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Vengeance, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Void Guard, The Cauldron: Adrift (fan expansion for Sentinels of the Multiverse), The Cauldron: Base Set (fan expansion for Sentinels of the Multiverse), The Cauldron: Experimental (fan expansion for Sentinels of the Multiverse), The Cauldron: Promo Pack #1 (fan expansion for Sentinels of the Multiverse), The Cauldron: Promo Pack #2 (fan expansion for Sentinels of the Multiverse), The Cauldron: Promo Pack #3 (fan expansion for Sentinels of the Multiverse), The Cauldron: Stormfall (fan expansion for Sentinels of the Multiverse), Sentinels of the Multiverse: 2015 Holiday Promo Pack, Sentinels of the Multiverse: 5th Anniversary Foil Villain Collection, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Akash'Thriya – Spirit of the Void Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Ambuscade Villain Character, Sentinels of the Multiverse: America's Greatest Legacy Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Benchmark Hero Character, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Benchmark – Supply and Demand Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Captain Cosmic Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Chokepoint Villain Character, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Chrono-Ranger – The Best of Times Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Complete Hero Variant Collection, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Completionist Guise Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Cosmic Omnitron Villain Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Dark Visionary Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Dark Watch Promo Pack, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Dark Watch The Harpy Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Dice Tower Kickstarter Promo Pack 2016, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Dr. Medico, Malpractice Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Freedom Five Promo Cards, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Freedom Six Promo Pack, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Fugue State – Parse Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: G.I. Bunker Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Gloomweaver – Skinwalker Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Guise Hero Character, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Infernal Relics, Sentinels of the Multiverse: KNYFE Rogue Agent Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Kvothe Six-String Argent Adept Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: La Comodora – The Curse of the Black Spot Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Lifeline Blood Mage Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Luminary Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Mad Bomber Blade Villain Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Mainstay Road Warrior Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Miss Information Villain Character, Sentinels of the Multiverse: OblivAeon, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Omnitron IV Environment, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Omnitron-U Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Oversized Villain Cards, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Ra – Setting Sun Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Ra, Horus of Two Horizons Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Redeemer Fanatic Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Rook City, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Rook City – The Wraith Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Scholar of the Infinite Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Shattered Timelines, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Silver Gulch, 1883 Environment, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Sky-Scraper Extremists Promo Cards, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Spite Agent of Gloom Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Stuntman Hero Character, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Stuntman Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Super Sentai Idealist Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: The Adamant Sentinels Promo Pack, Sentinels of the Multiverse: The Celestial Tribunal Environment, Sentinels of the Multiverse: The Eternal Haka Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: The Final Wasteland Environment, Sentinels of the Multiverse: The Hunted Naturalist Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: The Prime Wardens Promo Pack, Sentinels of the Multiverse: The Scholar Hero Character, Sentinels of the Multiverse: The Super Scientific Tachyon Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: The XTREME Prime Wardens Promo Cards, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Tormented Ally Infinitor Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Unity Hero Character, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Unstable Kismet Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Villains of the Multiverse, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Visionary Unleashed Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Wager Master Villain Character, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Wrath of the Cosmos, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Writhe Cosmic Inventor Promo Card, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Young Legacy Promo Card
FamilyCrowdfunding: Kickstarter, Game: Sentinel, Theme: Superheroes
Primary NameSentinels of the Multiverse
Alternate NamesSentinelas do Multiverso, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Enhanced Edition

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Review: Sentinels of the Multiverse Enhanced Edition – upgraded heroes
Final word
Sentinels of the Multiverse: Enhanced Edition fixes all the complaints, we had with the original version. It adds tokens for marking lives of all characters involved, so you will not have to use pencil and paper anymore. Instead, with each hit, you remove some tokens of life force with style. It follows, that if you want to save the world together with Sentinels, you cannot run from mathematics. But it does not matter, because it all belongs to an excellent mechanism of this cooperative game. It still has the great recipe to write incredible stories and this time, chronicles do not mind, how many heroes will stand up to evil. You always have an equal chance, because the cards are finally balanced. There is plenty of room for future expansion in the box, that you will definitely like to use. Sentinels of the Multiverse: Enhanced Edition carries excellent game to perfection and practically anyone, who craves for superhero abilities may now save the world in the company of his friends..
Reader Rating0 Votes
Pros
improved original edition
balanced for all player numbers
tokens for tracking lives of heroes and villains
large box, that holds also expansion cards
placeholder cards
Cons
counting
5
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