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Steam Battalions

Customize, Upgrade & Attack in a Steampunk Battling Card Brawler




(Price Includes Complete Two-Player Set of Two Starter Decks)

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In an alternate past, the great wars of the early 20th century are waging high above the clouds and across the mud-filled trenches of Europe. The armies of the World's Superpowers battle for supremacy with elite units forged in brass, iron and steel in a technological arms race powered by diesel and steam. You & your opponent create, customize & command your own elite Steam Battalions of Deck-Dueling Steampunk & Dieselpunk Dirigibles, Airships & Superheroes & send them into battle equipped with powerful Upgrades & Tech in the quest for Victory!


”Sumptuous art, thoroughly immersive, fast paced, exciting highs & lows, dark humor, fun strategy and entertaining re-playability”
     - BothSidesOfMyTable


Steam Battalions is a fast-paced, 1-vs-1 Customized-Deck Dueling Steampunk Card Battle Game for ages 7 and up that takes approximately 30-45 minutes to play. It features streamlined basic card combat mechanics with a unique twist on "deck-diving" cards that deepens the strategy in ways unique from other card battle games. In Steam Battalions, you can only receive & play these special deck-diving "Armory" cards after you lose one of your units. This prevents either player from gaining an insurmountable lead during early gameplay & opens up new strategic choices you won't find in other card battle games. Gameplay mechanics are specifically designed to reduce the 'grinding' of most deck-dueling games while increasing the speed, combat, customization, upgrades & strategy - all in a richly illustrated Steampunk & Dieselpunk world. After more than two years & over 150+ hours of beta-testing & development, Steam Battalions has arrived.


”HUGE Shout-Out to Steam Battalions, they have created a great product - It Shines!”
    - TheBoardRoomBros Podcast 


Steam Battalions is a non-collectible, customized deck XCG, or Expandable Card Battle Game featuring spectacular original Steampunk and Dieselpunk artwork in which 2 players face-off against each other, each using a customized deck they create from their own Starter Deck at the beginning of the game. Each Starter Deck contains the same specific 68 cards, from which each player customizes their own deck down to 40 cards plus 3 "deck-diving" Armory Cards, as outlined in the Steam Battalions rulebook (free for download at the link below).

* IMPORTANT NOTE : Each player requires their own deck to play, so our game is sold as a complete two-player set of two starter decks. For even further customization, experienced players can purchase additional starter decks & may add cards from as many additional starter decks as they wish, subject to the deck customization rules outlined in the Steam Battalions Rule Book (free for download at the link below).


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Steam Battalions was co-designed by the nephew & uncle team of Sam Owen & Jon Owen, who wish to thank the following individuals for their invaluable help in beta-testing the game over the last two years: Lorcan Cheng, Tyler Clayton, Milo Brooks, Ben Lee, Nate Lee, Jack Snyder, Kirill Levchenko, Alfred Dumaual & Matt Zimbelmann. And extra huge, gigantic Thanks to Sadie Lustig & the entire crew at The Brooklyn Strategist in Brooklyn, NY for their invaluable input & guidance over the last two years.

Sincerely, Sam & Jon

All images/content copyright Sam Owen & Jon Owen. Steam Battalions is a Registered Trademark.



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Average Rating 3 reviews
Publish Date January 03, 2018
Edition First
Department Games
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More Info Steam Battalions web site

Why buy this?

“If head to head challenges are your thing, then this is definitely for you. The pace is fast, the nuance deep & tactical decisions are a plenty.”

  • Dieselpunk Deck-Dueling Dirigibles, Airships & Superheroes
  • Fast 1 v 1 Steampunk Card Battle Game with stunning art
  • Unique combat & anti-snowballing mechanics & tense gameplay


  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.


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