Mutants: The Card Game is an innovative deck builder where players lead a team of genetically modified gladiators. Starting with a fully symmetric hand of cards, players have 5 rounds to breed the best possible gladiators from their asymmetric, uniquely crafted, gene pool and impose their strategy to the Arena!
The Mutants Ultimate Kickstarter pledge includes:
- Core Game
- Kickstarter-Exclusive box sleeve
- 4 Neoprene play-mats
- Incubator Overload expansion
- Next Level expansion
- Kickstarter Exclusive Deep Freeze expansion (containing all 26 KS-Exclusive stretch goals)
In Mutants, 2-4 players have to mix and match genetics to create the ultimate warriors and demonstrate their prowess in the arena. By dominating in the arena and freezing the most valuable mutants, you gain prestige — and whoever collects the most prestige wins.
In each round, players take turns until all players have used every card in their hand. At the end of the round, the player whose token is closest to the top space of the arena track scores prestige based on the round track. The game proceeds in this way for five rounds, after which players reveal their archives and gain additional prestige based on the freeze value of the mutants they have placed there.
In more detail, on your turn you perform three steps. First, you check to see whether you crushed the competition, then you ready your mutants in play, then you take one action from the following three:
Breed: Gain a new mutant card to use in battle this round.
Incubate: Prepare a new mutant card to use in battle next round.
Deploy mutant: Play a mutant from your hand to your active mutant slot.