“You're Gonna Like This Game! ~ Michael Wright”


The Draft-Building Card Game

Animus is a small, two-player card game inspired by fighting video games and turn-based monster combat RPGs. The game has players drafting a team of 9 unique characters from a spanning multiverse to compete while leading their team with one of 6 large Entity cards.

Each time you play you'll draft only a few cards out of the larger pool of cards available in the entire game. Every match will have a completely new roster!

Story: "Attempting to rule the universe, mysterious entities sought the power of the Singularity. Their tampering caused it to erupt and scatter its power across time and space. Across the multiverse, various beings were infused with parts of this power. Now they seek to gather this power for their own avaricious desires. As one of these entities, you must now gather your forces and fulfill your destiny."

Get the cool Animus Game Mat here!: Animus Game Mat

Get the Animus: Nemesis Expansion set here: Animus: Nemesis

NOT A CCG! Everything in one set. No need to purchase anything extra.

Download Game Rules: Animus Rules v3.pdf

Free on Tabletop Simulator: Steam Workshop :: Animus: The Draft Building Game

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Written Reviews:

"Very Impressive" ~ The Indie Game Report: Animus: Review

"One of the better indie board games I've played" ~ Australian Tabletop Gaming Network: Animus: Drafting the Perfect Fighting Team - Australian Tabletop Gaming Network

"Animus is a well put together game" ~ The Budget Board Gamer: Hungry for Power: Animus Review - Budget Board Gamer




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Cool Factors

  • Every single card is unique, no duplicates!
  • Always a new roster to draft each time you play!
  • Not a Collectible Card Game; Everything in one box!


DesignerNightstalker Games
Average Rating (2)
Publish DateOctober 31, 2011
DepartmentCard Games
SettingPost Apocalypse
AudienceCasual Gamer
Primary MechanicStrategy
If You LikeMagic: The Gathering
More InfoAnimus web site

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