Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $13.75 shipping
Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game
- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
- Each core set comes with 500+ playable cards featuring all original art
- Also included is a Legendary Encounters Alien game mat to help organize the playing field
- Full color game mat and rule book
- Card inserts for easy organization
- 500+ total original art card set
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers also shopped for
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Own the first ever Alien Deck Building Game! Use Legendary moves from battling Super Villains to battling chest-bursting, face-hugging, acid-for-blood-having Aliens. This game features some of Alien's greatest protagonists, including Ripley, Dallas, Bishop and Private Hicks, as they go to battle against some of the most terrifying creatures in the universe. Players must work with each other to defeat the terrifying Xenomorps!
Legal DisclaimerContains small pieces that may be a choking hazard
Compare with similar items
Upper Deck Legendary Encounters Alien Expansion (402 Piece)
Legendary Encounters: A Predator Deck Building Game Board Game
Legendary Encounters A Firefly Deck Building Game
Marvel Legendary Dark City Board Game
Xenoshyft Onslaught Board Game
|Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping|
|Sold By||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Bear Toys & More||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com|
|Are Batteries Required||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Item Dimensions||3 x 15 x 10 in||3.5 x 8 x 11.5 in||3 x 15 x 10 in||3.1 x 15 x 10 in||3.2 x 8 x 11.2 in||4.53 x 12.21 x 12.21 in|
|Item Weight||4.85 lbs||2 lbs||5.2 lbs||4 lbs||2.1 lbs||2 lbs|
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
1. Game is definitely designed with Alien movie fans in mind. Both the game scenarios and cards are based on the four movies in the original movie franchise. Scenarios and cards can be mixed and matched for additional replay-ability.
2. The game offers multiple play modes (e.g. coop only and a hidden traitor), giving it even more replay-ability.
3. There's card abilities allowing you to save cards or play them on other people's turns, which adds some more strategy, as you now need to think about whether to play a card immediately or save it for another player or a later turn.
4. There's a premade alien deck that people can play if they get killed off early (or just really want to play as the alien).
1. Game does not come play ready. There's ~600 cards that are, in no way, shape, or form, organized. You will literally need to spend several hours sorting the cards into the correct batches before you can even think about setting up the game.
This is really unacceptable, especially as every other card game somehow finds a way to presort their cards. Seriously docked one star solely for this issue alone.
2. There's too many repeating cards. The deck used to customize and build your deck is made up of individual "character" decks that are each made up of 4 card types that have 5, 5, 3, and 1 copies respectively. I.e. in a game that uses 4 "character" decks, there will be 56 cards, with 40 just being copies of the same 8 cards. It gets boring fast seeing the same cards popping up again and again in the same game. Make sure to thoroughly shuffle your decks before starting the game.
3. Unnecessary rules for activating a lot of card abilities. Most cards require you to play specific card types beforehand, in-order to activate their abilities. Keeping track of the play order of cards, in-order to know whether any given card's ability can be activated or not, can be a major headache. More-so as literally anyone can play a card during a person's turn and it's possible to draw and play multiple cards in the middle of turns as well. These rules also only seem to exist to force players into building their decks in certain ways.
4. Rule book is okay, but could have done a better job explaining how to play the game.
This game (seemingly) has had a 2nd printing or so as many of the "missing cards" issues don't seem to be as prominent. But this review is probably best done with a pros and cons list:
Some of the best Co-op game play in the entire Legendary line. If you aren't co-operating, you WILL lose.
Great thematic feel
Subtle but great variation to allow you to play through the movies multiple times with different stuff hitting
Legitimate feelings of desperation and hopelessness during gameplay
Great game matt
Artwork is a bit lacking, but it gets the job done
Set-up of the games and breakdown can be fairly lengthy. They could have made it a bit "bolder" of what goes in what mini-deck.
Initial opening of the game is a bit brutal getting all organized. Set aside an afternoon.
These cards will need sleeves if planning to play this game more then a few times
The pros outweigh the cons for sure, but people should be aware that this game NEEDS to stay organized to be able to play it and this can take some time initially as well as a bit of extra time before and after the game.
If you are a veteran of deck building games, perhaps this will be an easier learning experience, otherwise I would recommend playing first with someone that knows how to play and set up the game properly.
The design of the cards also is somewhat lacking given the small text and confusing symbols. Someone should've given more thought to the layout, design, and color of the cards, but the artwork is cool.
The only downside to the game is organizing the cards and setting up, but once you've sorted everything out, it's easy to deal a game. Great job Upper Deck!