Abyss is a game of planning, card collecting and interesting combinations. The game revolves around 3 layers of play: collecting allies, drafting and playing Lord of the Abyss cards, which you can play by using allies and lastly using those Lords to take control of different parts of the city. But there is a catch! Each lord gives you a powerful ability, which is shut off once they take control of a location. This mechanism gives you a lot of freedom to chose when to take control, and each decision makes a big difference in the long run!
This 2 to 4 player board game is the perfect entry point into more strategic board games, while still being really easy to understand for new board game players.
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