Ironclad is a cooperative sci-fi game for 1 to 3 players.
Ironclad’s story driven campaign puts you in the far future of our world, in the midst of a Cosmic Cold War era between various galactic spanning factions like the Human Federation, the Galactic Council etc.
Players are freelancers aboard the Ironclad, a powerful battleworn warship that defected from the Human Federation Armed Forces.
Each player will be tasked with controlling vital systems of the ship such as Navigation, Engineering or Weapons Systems by carefully managing and assigning hero crew members according to their needs.
In the campaign mode, players follow the game’s narrative and choose their course of action. Their decisions and outcomes will have lasting effects on how the story evolves. Players will be tasked with completing missions for various factions from smuggling and collecting bounties to destroying formidable battle space stations or taking part in massive space battles.
Each mission uses the modular hexagonal board pieces to set up the space sector where the scenario takes place. Players have to reach their goal (they may also attempt to discover secret objectives that might lie in-between). During their journey they will encounter threats ranging from other hostile ships (pirates, warmongers etc.), or cosmic events (like solar flares or black holes)
Over the course of the campaign the crew will gain experience, thus improving it’s skills and with the rewards (credits or new technologies) gained, players will be able to upgrade their ship and outfit it with better weapons, shields, reactor etc., becoming famous or infamous (depending on choices made), building Ironclad’s legend and making it a force to be reckoned with.
- Narrative driven campaign with missions that will provide players with over 15 hours of content.
- A modular board composed of hexagon based map tiles representing space stations, planets, cosmic events and the vastness of space.
- A.I. controlled threats and events (enemy ships and cosmic events)
- Customizable ship modules.
Ironclad features artwork by Manos Lagouvardos
3 Ironclad System Order Cards
20 Hero Cards
5 Faction Hero Cards
6 Ships For Hire Cards
5 Villain Cards
5 Enforces Cards
1 Cosmic Condition Card
15 Enemy Ships Cards
1 Starport Services Card
3 Triple Sector Tiles
3 Quadruple Sector Tiles
9 Planet Tiles
10 Dual Sided Intel Cards
22 Intel Tokens
10 Gear Tokens
22 various Damage/Shield Tokens
12 Exhausted/Wounded tokens
Other various tokens
1 Ironclad token
1 d6 die
1 Learn To Play Book
1 Campaign Book
Written review by Nonstop Tabletop
Written review in French by inod
Written review by A Pawn’s Perspective
Video review by The Dice Odyssey
Video review by The Kwarenteen
Video review by The Unfiltered Gamer
Video review in German by Let’s Boardgame
Video playthrough in German by Let’s Boardgame
Video playthrough in English by Let’s Boardgame
Video review by The Undead Viking