Game review- DC Deck-Building Game

DC Deck-Building Game from Cryptozoic Entertainment was first released in 2012. Numerous expansions have followed from additional stand alone/expansions, additional small deck expansions and cooperative play. DCDB is a lite super-hero themed where you take on role of iconic DC Heroes such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Armed with only your basic Punch and Vulnerability cards you defeat villains, acquire equipment, recruit allies and develop super powers. As your deck gains in power you seek to defeat the Super-Villains. After the players have defeated 8 Super-Villians, the game ends. Victory points are tallied from the cards you acquired for deck. Highest total wins. DCDB is great game for 2-5 players. I recommend 3 to 5 players for best play experience. I just taught the game to my son and his 3 friends(23 years +). The first game took about 90 minutes. The were slowly learning the mechanics. The second game took 60 minutes. They were playing very well and quickly. They grasped the concept of combinations of cards produced greater results. I recommend it as a lite filler game. The cooperative play turns the game on its head, completing the mission is more important then scoring victory points. I give it a big thumbs up.