Malifaux players use decks of cards called Fate Decks to resolve game events such as attacking and spell-casting. Players can manipulate the cards they play to alter the outcome in a process known as Cheating Fate. It takes a shrewd leader to effectively utilize a Crew’s resources, ensuring he or she always has the tools needed to get the job done.
The game is not won and lost by sheer force, however. Malifaux is a game of strategies and schemes, and Crews have multiple avenues to approach victory. Each encounter has a single strategy to accomplish, but players are also able to pick 2 schemes out of a list of 5 random ones, offering new combinations for each game. What’s more, in Malifaux you hire your Crew after you know the victory conditions, allowing you to always bring the best models for the job.
Be prepared to fight to the death because Malifaux is the end of the line!