The Complete Unmatched Buyer's Guide
What is Unmatched?
Unmatched is a two to four-player miniature dueling game. In Unmatched you choose your hero and fight with their unique deck. Each hero plays in a totally different way. There are heroes that'll excel in power, defense, controlling the board, and much more. There are various different heroes to choose from. From King Arthur to the raptors of Jurassic Park.
You play Unmatched on a tiled-based map where you can move, attack and use the powers available in your deck. The first player to get the health total of the enemy hero down to 0, wins the game.
There is also this great video that explains Unmatched in just a bit more than 1 minute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slqoj-29QBk
How to get started?
The nice thing about Unmatched is that each set can be used as a standalone game. You don't have to buy a base game first and then get the set that interests you the most. You can just buy the most interesting set first! Or if you are buying a set with only one hero, you'll have to buy another one.
Each set will usually come with the following items:
- Miniatures for each hero
- Health dials for each hero
- One deck for each hero
- Extra tokens for special items like side-kicks or traps
- A map
If you don't have a set that really interests you, then I suggest going for the Volume One set. This set gives you 4 heroes to play with and each of them is quite easy to get started with. Each of them has a very different playstyle and you'll be able to see what playstyle fits you most.
How many Unmatched sets are there?
There are various Unmatched sets out there. Currently, there are 7 sets for sale with some sets planning to release this and next year. There are sets with 4 heroes, sets with 2 heroes, and also sets with 1 player!
There are also so-called Volume sets. Currently only the first one "Volume One" is released, but the other one is planned to be released this year!
Which Unmatched set to buy?
This really depends on what you already have and what sort of player you are.
If you are a casual player, then I suggest getting what seems interesting to you or see what sets have fighters with the playstyle that you enjoy.
If you are competitive, however then I suggest going after the sets with the strongest heroes. An important note here is that the current strongest heroes could easily get weaker as more sets get added. So make sure to follow the latest news on Unmatched to see what fighters will be added. The current top three fighters are as follows:
- Medusa (From the Volume One Set)
- Sherlock Holmes (From the Cobble & Fog Set)
- Muldoon (From the InGen vs Raptors Set)
These are selected using the statistics of the latest tournament (Summer of Legends). One thing to keep in mind. These might be the strongest decks, but in the hands of someone that doesn't know how to play with them, they probably won't be as good. Try to figure out the weaknesses, strengths, and win conditions of your heroes and you'll be getting better in no time!
Where to buy Unmatched?
Now that you have all the information on the various different types of expansions, versions, and editions. It's time to find the best place to buy the game. Budgetboardgaming shows the prices of most of the game stores out there! You can find all the Unmatched Sets on the website.
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