Wasn't sure whether we had a topic dedicate to boardgames and card game, or even if many people here play them, so here we are...
After much waiting, I finally got a pretty interesting card/board/mobile hybrid type game for Christmas.
Let me introduce to you...
What is Dropmix? Dropmix is a dynamic and fast paced music mixing game from Hasbro and Harmonix (Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Dance Central). Players blend popular songs from award winning artists to create mind blowing mixes. Get together and face off with friends to master the mix.
Cool! What do I need? To get started you'll need the card reader board. This connects to your iOS/Android device via Bluetooth. The board comes with 60 cards to get you started which make up 4 unique decks (Sweets - a Pop deck, Highness - a Hip-hop deck, Blade - a Rock deck, Controller - an Electronic deck)
Clash - two teams of either one or two players prepare card hands. Taking turns, each player plays a card by color as instructed by the app, but may only play a card of greater power than one already present (if such is the case). If they can, they earn points; if they are unable to, they hit a button on the game board which has the app determine cards to be removed from the game board to keep the game going.
Party - one to five players split the available cards between them, and taking turns, must try to respond to specific "requests" provided by the app in the fastest time, with score penalties if they play incorrectly.
Freestyle - lets players simply try to combine the cards in various mixes without any other rules or scoring goals
Customise You can buy new cards to customise your deck of 15/30 cards. Full list in this reddit spreadsheet
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I've only had a chance to play with the base game so far and the 60 cards that come with it. It's a lot of fun when you get your head around the rules, and it's also pretty fun to just throw cards down to see how they sound together (the game does a really good job of beat matching and everything for you so it's pretty difficult, maybe impossible for it to sound bad)
I got the Astro (Electronic) playlist pack last Wednesday which I still haven't had a change to open. It comes with the 15 cards that make up the Astro deck and a mystery card from the eight mystery cards available.
Ludwig Van Beethoven - 5th Symphony
Harmonix Music - Doctor Who Theme
Harmonix Music - Baker Street
LEN - Steal My Sunshine
Connecticut River Boys - Didgeridoo Stomp
Harmonix Music - Wipe Out
Davis Franklin - Beat Boxer
J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major
I spent over £100 on the Base game and it's currently in a sale over on Amazon US for 50% So you can actually import the game from Amazon US cheaper than you can buy the base game in the UK
False wrote:I really want it, but its too dear I think. Price will cause it to fail and support to end.
I'm not sure how it compares to other card games, does seem kind of expensive but if anything is going to kill it, it will be the supply and marketing (Harmonix only seem to partner with people who don't advertise or supply their product )
Preezy wrote:How much does it cost?
The base game with 60 cards is about £110 here I think. It was about £50 if you imported it from Amazon America when I check this week though so better to do it that way.
The "Playlist" packs vary from £11 onwards. The RRP is £14.99 I think. That gives you a complete themed deck of 15 cards and a random card from 8. "Discover" packs have an RRP of 4.99 and contain 5 cards, however they're not actually random despite Amazon etc selling them as such. There's 2 "Series" which have 6 packs each. So for example those 12 packs of 5 give you 60 cards which make up 4 unique themed Playlist Decks.
You can mix and match the cards from each deck, so you don't have to have a complete deck in one theme to play.
It seemed a bit overwhelming at first but none of the cards are random except those 8 in the OP. Originally I thought it was a case of spending £££'s until you found the card you wanted.