Firefly Adventures; Brigands and Browncoats
1-5 players 14+ 90-120 min.
the Iron Bean tl:dr - We're big fans of the show and the game! Firefly Adventures Brigands and Browncoats packs an amazing co-op skirmish style game into one of the best boxes we've seen. Not only does it come compartmentalized and organized, but the containers become the terrain! Game play follows time rather than turns, with missions having a specific time limit to complete and actions costing moments. Players move a marker along the Moment Track and who ever is at the back gets to take the next action (so you can find ways to string a few actions together for a single character). The games does rely on a little luck as you make dice rolls for skill checks - but then it wouldn't really have the Firefly feel if a little luck wasn't required.
from the publisher - Firefly: Adventures is a cooperative, mission based, skirmish-level game where the players use the different skills and abilities of Malcolm, Zoë, Jayne, Kaylee and Wash to succeed. The game contains two distinct miniature game pieces for each crew member, one in Casual relaxed pose, the other in a Heroic action pose. Crew may choose to Act Casual or Act Heroic and each pose has a unique set of actions that the Crew can perform on their turn, but be warned – while no one’s gonna pay much mind to someone with a casual demeanor, acting all heroic is sure to attract unwanted attention.
When you and the Crew get to work, a Job Briefing will tell you all you need to know; what your Crew needs to accomplish, how they might succeed and how long they have to get it done. Some Jobs are easier and faster, some are longer and more involved. What type of Job you want to tackle is up to you. You can work a single Job, or a series of Jobs, using the Credits you earn from one Job to equip the Crew for the next Job.
Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats contains everything you need to play, 20 unique miniatures, equipment cards, hero cards, goon cards, skill test cards, map tiles, 3D building terrain and dice.