This Spring will see the release of an interesting looking deck-building game from Smirk & Dagger Games. In BEHEXT, players take on the roles of dueling mages casting and deflecting spells as they look to advance their deck to gain victory points. The game is for three to five players, ages 14+, plays in 45 to 90 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $44.99 when it arrives April 19th.
About the game:
BEHEXT is a magical combat deck-building game, where your hand of spells is both your only defense and your only currency. To that end, you must sacrifice cards from your hand, and even your own willpower, to custom build your arcane arsenal.
Begin as one of 6 unique Battlemages specialized in their own magical discipline. Then, tailor your deck to your strategic tastes and in reaction to emerging opportunities. Curse and counter-curse your opponents into submission… without being Hexed yourself by the wild magics that have since passed beyond your control.
An unconventional deck-builder that is highly interactive as you constantly deflect Hexes around the table. You are not building a resource engine so much as constructing your deck to deliver the types of interactions you want to have with other players. Will you specialize in forcing discards to deprive them, focus on negation magic, attack their Willpower with direct damage – or take on chaotic and possibly dangerous spells to build Victory points into your deck at great risk to yourself?
Plus, newly conjured spells are not put into your discard pile, rather than forcing you to wait for their return, but are placed directly into your hand. You can play them immediately – right when you need them most.