Now, on a show I use to do, we did a review about the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. I really, really like this game. It allows for a single player experience as well as supporting up to 6 players. But the thing about this game that is so cool- character advancement. The game allows you to play a character through an entire adventure path. Adventure Path? Yes, Adventure Path! The first set that was released was the Rise of the Runelords set (this is the only set that I have and it’s complete!). It is the card game version of that entire Adventure Path. How cool is that?!
Since the release and success of the game system, they have gone on to release other Adventure Paths. So far Paizo offers Rise of the Runelords, Skull and Shackles, Wrath of the Righteous, and Mummy’s Mask. A great line up of games and characters. I do plan on one day buying the other Adventure Paths to see just how much of a different feel each one can give off.
Now, in the past, I explained that his game felt like a RPG version of poker. That’s not a 100% accurate way to think of it, but it’s close. You have your character, you have items and other beneficial cards in your hand, and you have to overcome various obstacles. The real strategy comes in by making sure to you use other characters to work together. And this is also an option in single player mode. When you are playing in single player mode, you can control all the characters you want. Just know that the game is well balanced for more characters.
What’s more is a digital version also came out of the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path on Android and iOS devices. I believe the Android versions are very recently released while the iOS version has been out for some time. I also have the iOS version and it is a GREAT conversion of the game. It is much quicker and does all the variable math for you. Well worth the money.
So, if you have never checked out any of these games yet, I really recommend you do. They are hours and hours of fun with great replay value. For more information, be sure to visit Paizo’s site.