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5 tips for getting started with Antihero on iPhone and iPad

Skullduggery awaits
Product: Antihero - Digital Board Game | Publisher: Versus Evil | Format: iPhone, iPad, Steam, Board Game
 
Antihero is a really pretty special game. If you've not checked it out yet, then click here to read our review and get the lowdown on the game.

If, on the other hand, you've already dived into the experience and you're feeling a little lost, don't you worry. Because we've got some tips and tricks here to help you out.

Play the campaign

If you're looking for a good way to get started, then playing the campaign is the best move. It reveals the mechanics of play slowly, making sure you've got to grips with everything before dropping you in at the deep end.

Skirmishes are nice for when you've got a better understanding of what you're doing, the same with the online modes, but use the campaign to kick start your crime career and you're going to be better set.

Toughen up your gangs

Once you've got a gang out on the board, it's best to toughen them up whenever you get a chance with some thugs. You'll need to buy the brewing perk to achieve this, but it's well worth it.

Gangs are really useful, but at the start of their lives they're going to be low on health. Adding more thugs ups that health, and means they can be pretty damn difficult to shift.

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Protect your churches

Churches are a great way to get victory points, but there's a problem. If you get kicked out of the church, you're going to lose that victory point. That's why protecting them is so important.

Dropping a trap in if you've got the spare cash is a good idea, or stationing some thugs to block access to your holy thieving ground.

Think about your assassinations

If you don't have enough damage dealers on the board to take out an assassination target, think long and hard about whether you should attack them.

Sure it's nice to see those numbers going down and set yourself up for the killing blow on your next turn, but there's a chance you're just doing the work of your opponent for them. Unless you're sure you can terminate the target, it's often not worth the risk.

Don't rely on bribes

Bribes are a nice way of getting some victory points just by spending, but you don't want to rely on them too heavily. There are only three bribes packets in the game, and that pot is split between you and your opponent.

If you've got some spare lanterns and there's any bribes left, by all means buy them. But focusing on other ways to get victory points is a much smarter tactic in the long run.
 

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Harry Slater 5 January 2018
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