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Dark Horse Comics and Studio71 to launch Umbrella Academy board game

For everyone who enjoys a bit of pop culture nerdery, Dark Horse Comics is looking to provide your latest fix with the launch of a new battling card game based on the hit comic series-turned Netflix series, The Umbrella Academy. The news arrives as season two of The Umbrella Academy readies to land on Netflix this July 31.

The card game has been developed by the comic book publisher in partnership with Studio71 Games, a Red Arrow Studios company, and aims to bring the fantastical and dysfunctional world of The Umbrella Academy to life in the living room.

“We are thrilled with the continued fan response and reception to The Umbrella Academy. Our love for these stories and characters is what makes us excited for you all to get to experience them firsthand with the Studio71 Umbrella Academy Card Game,” said Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, creators of The Umbrella Academy comic series.

The game brings together your favourite seven siblings to defeat hordes of villains in cooperative battle. Play as Five, Séance, Space Boy, The Rumor, The Horror, The Kraken, or Vanya, each with their own unique powers. These abilities give players a powerful strategy to follow during the game.

Players will battle deadly villains like Carmichael, Dr. Terminal, Perseus X and Medusa, Hazel & Cha Cha, and more. Based on the number of players, shuffle and place the indicated number of villain cards in the middle of the play area, face down. Those villains will use villain attack cards to battle against the siblings.

‘An Umbrella Academy game would be nothing without a little dysfunction, brothers will fight, there will be confrontation, hopelessness, you might even hit rock bottom,’ reads the game’s description. ‘Throughout the game, dysfunctional family cards bring the comic themes to life and affect each round. The siblings are victorious when all the villain cards are defeated, but if the villains overwhelm the siblings the world will be destroyed.’

The Umbrella Academy Card Game is available to pre-order now.

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