STEM: Epic Heroes is a fun and fast paced card game that is easily picked up by new players, while providing a light layer of depth for seasoned gamers.
Your goal is to use Heroes to make discoveries, enhance your score with items and locations, and use inspiration cards to accelerate your progress and disrupt your opponents. Core mechanics are based around competitive set collection with some take that elements.
The Game has 2 decks. The Hero Deck and the Discovery Deck. Play begins with all players being dealt a hand from the Hero Deck. This will include your Heroes, Items, Locations, and Inspiration Cards.
Discovery Cards are dealt face up to the middle of the table and represent the steps of the scientific method. You compete over these cards to score points.
Play your Epic Heroes to acquire Discovery Cards based on the hero's Type (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Polymath), depicted by color and icon. All heroes have Special Abilities! Learn how to best use these abilities to gain the advantage!
Add Item and Location Cards to your heroes to enhance their scoring potential and increase the value of your discoveries. Some items and locations are stronger when played with certain heroes, further increasing score.
Play Inspiration Cards to instantly change the game! These cards may be played even if it's not your turn. They accelerate your progress, disrupt your opponents, and protect you from other player's inspiration cards.
When a player has completed all 5 steps of the Scientific Method, the game ends and players count up their points. Whoever has earned the most points wins.
Example End Game Scenario