The new card types like Grievous wounds, special sidekicks and divided cards make this an essential purchase that will enhance every game of Legendary you play. And it's great fun whooping Iron Man!
Civil War is the fourth big box expansion for the Marvel Legendary series. You get 16 new heroes (including stand-out omissions from the hero pool so far (Vision, Hercules, etc.) plus different takes on some Heroes from early releases (Spider-Man, Daredevil, Captain America, and a Storm & Black Panther hero). This set allows you to recreate some of the Civil War storyline. To this end 4 of the 5 Masterminds in this set are “Iron Man” aligned in the War and some of the 8 schemes are also designed to allow you to recreate these tales. Four of the 7 Villain groups are also specially designed for these scenarios as is one of the Henchmen groups.
Mechanically, the main innovation is the introduction of “divided hero cards”, which allow you to choose to use them for one of two different actions when played. You also get 7 bystander cards (multiple copies of 2 different bystanders, both of which are fun and help the heroes), 15 Grievous Wound cards (which have little actual effect on play), and 15 special “Pet Sidekicks” (you need the Secret Wars Vol 1 to use these).
The set plays well, the heroes work well together and most of them also synergise well with the heroes from earlier releases. The Villain Groups have a number of interesting new effects and are generally a step up in difficulty from earlier sets. On the other hand the new Masterminds cover a wide range of difficulty levels, which I think is excellent.
A highly recommended set with the small caveat that you need to have the Secret Wars Vol 1 box to use the Special Sidekicks.
All cards were fine and wrapped and fresh, it was filled half with packing foam inside the box and mostly empty but everything was there, so the box gives you plenty of space to put in some fresh air.