clank a deck building adventure review

Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure Board Game Review


Game Name: Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure

BGG Weight: 2.22 / 5

Year Published: 2016

Publisher: Renegade Game Studios

Designer: Paul Dennen

Number of Players: 2-4

Playing Time: 30-60 minutes

Game Category/Theme: Deck-building, Adventure, Fantasy

Mechanics: Action Points, Deck, Bag, and Pool Building, Delayed Purchase, End Game Bonuses, Movement Points



Strategy: 8.5

Complexity: 5.5

Player Interaction: 7.5

Replayability: 9.0

Game Rating: 9.0

Cost: 5.0



Weight Rating: (5.5 + 8.5) = 14

Playability Rating: [(9.0 + 7.5 + 9.0) – 5.5] = 20.0

Play Rating Score: (14 + 20.0) x 2 = 68

Value Rating: 68 / 5 = 13.6


Final Score Rating: 68 + 13.6 = 81.60



Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure is a fun and engaging deck-building game that incorporates an adventure theme. Players take on the role of adventurers who are exploring a dangerous dungeon to find treasure. The game has a modular board, which means that each time you play, the board layout will be different. This adds to the replayability of the game as each playthrough will be unique.

The game has a push-your-luck mechanic, which adds a layer of excitement to the game. Players must decide how deep they want to delve into the dungeon to acquire treasure, but the further they go, the more likely they are to make noise and attract the attention of the dragon. The dragon will attack any player who makes too much noise, and if a player is knocked out, they are out of the game.

The deck-building mechanics are well-implemented and provide a good level of strategy for players. Players must choose which cards to purchase and add to their deck, and which cards to use during their turn. The cards in the game are also well-designed, with different types of cards providing different benefits to the players.

The game can be played with 2-4 players, and while it is enjoyable with any player count, it shines with 3-4 players. The game also offers a solo mode, which is a nice addition for those who prefer to play alone.

Overall, Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure is a fantastic game that is well worth playing. It is a great choice for fans of deck-building games, adventure games, or anyone who enjoys a fun and engaging game with a bit of strategy.


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