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UNBOXING Aventuria Adventure Card Game, a competitive or cooperative card game in the world of The Dark Eye

A look at what you get in the box for Aventuria the adventure card game. This card game for up to four players can be played competitively or cooperatively. The game is set in the world of Das Schwarze Auge, or The Dark Eye, Germany’s most popular role-playing system and setting.


Aventuria was designed by Michael Palm and Lukas Zach and features artwork by Nadine Schäkel. It was published in 2016 by Ulisses Spiele.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this adventure card game and a number of its expansions for us to check out.


What comes with the Aventuria Adventure Card Game?

From the publisher:

For an unknown reason, the undead had chosen to concentrate their attacks on Carolan, trying to drag him into their cold grave. “Just do something already!”, the half-elf shouted at his comrades, while dodging attacks left and right with growing boldness. Despite his skills, he received multiple hard strikes nonetheless, his quilted tunic torn to shreds. Then he heard Arbosch roaring triumphantly. The dwarf took a last swig from his jug of beer before raising his spiked mace up high: “In the name of my ancestors, now we can begin!” With a loud crack, the terrible weapon smacked down on the first skeleton, bursting into a cloud of bone dust.

Brace yourself for combat for Aventuria is a dangerous place! Behind every corner lurks danger in the form of devious monsters, exciting adventures, or bad-tempered comrades challenging you to a duel.

Gather weapons, armor, and magic spells. Acquire special talents and unique abilities to surprise your enemies with unexpected tricks. You need to make a decision: Concentrate your strengths to be able to play a mighty sword later, or make do with a dagger to keep your enemies on their toes and snatch their own weapon afterwards?

Aventuria: Adventure Card Game is a fast-paced card game for 1-4 players in which each player embodies a hero from the land of the dark eye, Aventuria: the grim dwarf Arbosch, the swift elven scout Layarial, the shifty half-elven wanderer Carolan, or the mysterious tulamid mage Mirhiban. In duel mode, you fight each other for glory, whereas in the cooperative adventure mode, you work together to overcome exciting adventures. Each turn, you draw action cards that improve your character constantly. But be aware! Every turn, hard decisions have to be made, and surprising attacks of your enemies can catch you off-guard.


So far I’ve found that Deanna and I really enjoy Adventure Card Games. Check out our Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Core Set review for my thoughts on one of our favourites. I also rather enjoyed the Warhammer Adventure Card Game. Due to this, I’m really looking forward to checking out the Aventuria Adventure Card Game. 

What’s your favourite Adventure Card Game? Let us know in the comments below!

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