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Board game review & gameplay of: Unmatched: Battle of Legends

Game design: Rob Daviau, Justin D. Jacobson

Illustrations: Oliver Barrett

  • 8.5/10
  • 10+
  • 2-4 players
  • 20 minutes


In this game you can play 1 of 4 legends: King Arthur, Alice, Sinbad or Medusa. There are already some expansions available with more Heroes, and different game boards, each of which can battle each other! 

Each hero contains their own deck with which they play. Players start with a starting hand of 5 cards and get to play 2 actions on their turn. Actions to choose from are: 


Hero and sidekicks are allowed to move as indicated on their hero cards. 


Players are able to play a card with a blizzard symbol in the corner and execute the instant power.


By playing a red or a purple card face down, players start an attack to a nearby hero or sidekick. The opponent player is allowed to play a defense card (blue or purple). When turning the cards and the attack is higher then the defense value, the opponent gains damage equal to the difference in values. Then other indicated happenings are resolved as indicated on the cards.

Players continue taking turns until the hero of one of them is out of power. The remaining hero wins this battle!


Oh man, when I first read about this game, I got quite excited! I love quick back and forth battle games, and this one contains so many different heroes with each a unique deck! 😃

I'm a fan of this game, it's not difficult to learn and a lot of fun to play with. One downside maybe, if I need to name one, is that there is some luck involved as to what cards you draw and with the attack/defense phase. I don't mind this, but I know there are some who do. So keep this in mind!


A copy of this game was provided to me by White Goblin Games for the purpose of writing this review. My opinion however remains my own.

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