Some games have players take the role of heroes in shining armor as they attempt to save the world from evil, others, not so much. Publisher Versus Evil has released Antihero, a digital board game set in a Victorian era city. Players are tasked with creating a thriving thieves guild by any means necessary. That means recruiting street urchins, hiring gangs, theft, blackmail, and assassinations. Players will need to carefully manage their resources and make decisions regarding which targets they want to go after in order to maximize the loot they can gather.
Antihero includes a number of single player and multiplayer modes. Players have the option of playing through the game’s story mode or going against bots when playing solo. Multiplayer has a casual mode that features asynchronous play, as well as real time live matches.
Antihero is $4.99 and contains in app purchases that let players buy extra characters. Here is an excerpt from the game’s description and a trailer with more information:
In Antihero players can test their thievery skills in a gas-lit Victorian underworld overrun by corruption and greed, your task is to manage your thieves’ guild, recruit street urchins, hire gangs, steal everything… and bribe, blackmail and assassinate your way to victory! Resource management is key to growing your guild and utilizing your nefarious assets as you set about your dastardly deeds. Spend your ill-gotten riches to hire new recruits such as thugs and saboteurs to disrupt your opponent’s progress and dominate key ground, upgrade your thieving skills and acquire deadly weapons to give you the ultimate edge. Gold is a thief’s best friend!
Interested? Check out the digital board game on Google Play.