One Year On – Unmatched: Battle of Legends

I haven’t played a whole lot of games over the last year for one reason or another, but I’m happy to say that this one has hit the table.


To be honest, though, it’s a game crying out for expansions, which I’ve yet to add. It seems that the one we (Okay, think mostly Yasmin here) really wanted, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, is also the one that everyone else wanted and proved rather elusive to pick up. I should have just gone with adding some of the many other expansions rather than waiting it out, as they all add a new dimension to the game. I hope to rectify this oversight with a visit to the UKGE in a little over a months time.

You see, as good as this game is, once you really get to know how each character and their deck behaves, then it becomes almost a pure game of skill, where you know what your opponent is capable of just as well as your own, and it’s a case of using this information to its best. It becomes a great cat-and-mouse game, as each player vies for an advantage, and games do start to draw out a little longer. Now, this is no bad thing, but mixing it up with just the four base characters soon becomes, well, a bit routine and it limits the number of times you want to play the game in a session. Again, this might appeal to some people but I like the discovery of playing new characters, of finding out just what my opponent can do as we play, it adds a whole load of excitement to the proceedings, which I enjoy.

It does make an extremely good ‘filler’ game, you know, the game that comes out when you have a spare half-hour to kill (Ah! How I remember those days!), or are just taking a break between longer games. It sets up quickly and a game or two can be had before you’ve empty your cup of tea (other beverages are available!).

It’s also very easy to teach, which makes it good for someone like me who has the memory of a goldfish – all it takes is a quick glance over the rules and I’m ready to go.

I really can’t say much more than I did in my review, other than to back up that is a very good game that is enjoyable and skillful. The characters available should appeal to a broad spectrum of people, both young and old. I mean, who, of a certain age, doesn’t want to be Bruce Lee. There are also Raptors and T. Rexs to be had. Marvel heroes and villains, real life characters like Houdini, as well as characters from myth and legend – Dracula, Jekyll & Hyde, the Invisible man, and Sherlock. Basically, you’re spoilt for choice and it’s a bit criminal that I haven’t made more of an effort to go out and get them – shame on me!

So, Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume 1 (Volume 2 is now available) is a great starting place in the world of Unmatched. Read my review and if you’re into this kind of game, then you’ll not go far wrong if you pick it up.

Knowing what I know now, would I still have bought it? Certainly, it’s an excellent and highly enjoyable game that shines even brighter for the fact that I can fit it in at a moments notice.

Will it still remain in my collection? Another certainty and I hope to start expending the game. I would definitely aim at getting all the expansions. Just think of the fun if you play winner stays on and the loser gets to pick a new character from a whole host of others, all with different characteristics!

One Year On – Unmatched is a game that every hobbiest should have in their collection. You can play it 2-player, 4-player, or, as we often do, 2-players playing 2-characters each (though that isn’t in the rules!). It’s quick and easy to get playing with most battles going down to a nail-biting finish, for me, it’s a no-brainer.

Read my review – HERE

7 thoughts on “One Year On – Unmatched: Battle of Legends

  1. Good to hear that it still ranks up there Justin, and hopefully your visit to UKGE means you will be able to get an expansion for it, to add a new dimension to your games.

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    1. Yes, thanks Dave, it’s a great little game and one that I’m hoping to add to soon.

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  2. Good to hear it’s a game you can come back to when time may be short! 🙂 If you’ve allocated yourself a budget for UKGE already I’d recommend doubling it now! Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I try not to think about hobby budgets, it only makes me cry!😬

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  3. I’m glad to hear you’re still enjoying it and I hope you’re able to find some deals on expansions too! 🙂

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    1. It’s great that Yasmin’s really into it and we’re both quite competitive, which makes for some hard fought games!

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