Publisher: Greater Than Games
Creators: Christopher Badell and Adam Rebottaro
Country: United States of America
Platforms: Tabletop, iOS, Android, PC
Genre: Strategy tabletop card game
Sentinels of the Multiverse is a cooperative tabletop card game set in the world of the fictional Sentinel Comics, which draws heavy inspiration from the long histories of Marvel and DC Comics, among others. The game features three types of decks: hero, villain, and environment. Each hero and villain deck represents a character (or team in some cases) with cards representing the characters’ unique powers, abilities, and equipment. A typical game is played with 3-5 heroes controlled by the player(s), one villain whose cards are played by following the instructions on their character card and flipping over the top card of their deck, and one environment deck also played by flipping over the top card.
In addition to the base game, Sentinels would receive regular expansion sets with the final one being released in 2016. These expansions added new heroes, villains, environments, and occasionally alternate versions of previous characters. In 2014, Sentinels of the Multiverse was adapted into a digital version for iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows, Mac, and Linux by Handelabra Games, with DLC mirroring the expansions from the physical game. In addition, two spin-off games have been released: Sentinel Tactics (2014) is a team-based competitive board game, and Sentinel Comics RPG (2017) is a tabletop RPG where players can play as one of the characters from the card game or make their own character. Both games take place in the same universe as the main game, and largely center around the same characters. There is also an official podcast, The Letters Page, in which the game’s creators go into more detail about the characters, setting, and history of the fictional comic book.
LGBTQ References in this game:
- Sentinels Wiki Contributors. (2016, September 3rd). The Game. Retrieved June 4th, 2021 from https://sentinelswiki.com/index.php?title=The_Game
- Wikipedia Contributors. (2012, April 11th). Sentinels of the Multiverse. Retrieved June 4th, 2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentinels_of_the_Multiverse.