If there’s one criticism of deck-building games, it’s often that players can feel like there’s not a lot of interaction between them. You build your own deck while the other players build theirs. Well, Lockwood’s Asylum looks to change all that. In the game, you’re not only building your own deck, but also your opponent’s. Fill yours with allies and useful equipment, while you populate your opponent’s with the horrible nightmares found in the asylum. The last one standing is the winner. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Lockwood’s Asylum is a competitive survival horror deck-building game for 2 to 5 players.
Unlike most deck-building games, Lockwood’s Asylum allows players to build not only their own decks, but also the decks of their opponents. Each time a player purchases a Monster or Horror card, that card goes into the play area – or “Room” – of the player to their left.
Any Ally cards that a player purchases go into their own Room, where they help defend against the Monsters and Horrors that have been placed there by the others players.
At the end of the turn, the Allies, Monsters, and Horrors in the player’s Room battle it out! If the Monsters are able to overwhelm the player’s Allies, then any excess damage lowers the player’s Health. When a player is reduced to 0 Health, they are eliminated from the game. The last player left standing survives the night and claims victory!
The campaign’s a bit more than 2/3 of the way to their goal with still 27 days left to go.