Board game reviews, strategy tips & session reports
No. of players: 1-5
Amount of time to play: 60 min
Age requirements: 8+
Set-up time: 5-10 minutes
Sentinels of the Multiverse Enhanced Edition is simply an improvement in the components from the original game. Should you pick it up if you haven’t yet? And what if you already own the original game?
If you have never tried Sentinels of the Multiverse and want to get a basic understanding to the rules and gameplay (as well as what I think of the original game), read my review here. In this post I will mostly talk about the updates made in the Enhanced Edition.
The most obvious change is the box. It is bigger, has better artwork and actually helps you hold the cards for the game. The original box was pretty bad and this box is a ton better. It is similar to the Thunderstone expansion boxes. It holds the cards (although it will be pretty tight if you sleeve your cards) and has nice dividers for each card.
Once you open the box you’ll notice the counters. One of the knocks on this game was the amount of things you had to keep track of on paper or with dice. The counters help you track hit points, character bonuses and penalties and game conditions.
Card text has been updated to be clearer on some cards an some of the artwork has been updated too. The cards are even slightly thicker. You also get a difficulty scale for each hero and villain to help you decide who to play and fight. This can help you a lot when you are just starting.
Everything in Sentinels of the Multiverse: Enhanced Edition is an upgrade. The components are top-notch and most everything has improved. The new box and counters are great. They help you keep things in order and manage the game much better. The new artwork and clearer cards are nice as well.
So should you buy the enhanced Edition of SotM? I think this will depend on a couple things. If you don’t own the original you should absolutely try the game. And if you are going to buy one version of the game the Enhanced Edition is the one to buy. If you own the original it is not a must buy, but you might want to consider the upgrade. If you enjoy and play this game a lot then the upgrade is worth the cost. If you don’t play your version often then you might be fine just playing with it.
Score and synopsis: (Click here for an explanation of these review categories.)
Strategy 3 out of 6
Luck 4 out of 6
Player Interaction 3 out of 6
Replay Value 4 out of 6
Complexity 4 out of 6
Fun 5 out of 6
Overall 5 out of 6