After being driven underground by dragons, humanity finds a mysterious box deep beneath the ground. Solid black, with nothing more than a glowing, orange eye on the lid and the words DO NOT OPEN on the sides…they open it…
Given incredible powers at the cost of their own life force, the humans now do battle with their closest friends to be the last one standing and break the curse. Summon up to 3 familiars on your turn, the Imp, Dread Knight, and Lich, each draining your precious health even lower. Move them to the battlegrounds to attack the player to your left, all while defending against the player on your right. Use cards to further your advantage and gain temporary Aspects to grant you further abilities. The first player to defeat their opponent wins.
Life Siphon is a game of tug-of-war between 2-4 players by Lay Waste Games and is currently on Kickstarter. I’ve had a chance to play it at BostonFIG, and the comfort of my own home. It’s a fantastic balance of trying to take down your opponent while managing your own health, which drastically dwindles from summoning creatures and taking damage from the player to your right.
What amazes me most about Life Siphon is the
Already funded, Life Siphon can be yours for a pledge of $45 for the standard version or $70 for the metal one. This is not one to miss.
A copy of Life Siphon was provided free for preview by Lay Waste Games
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