Set in an alternative Earth circa 1800 Malifaux is a skirmish-level game with a unique mechanic. A deck of playing cards is used instead of dice to determine success or failure. Players have a had of cards they can use to cheat the flipped card to change their model’s fate.
In a standard game players are fighting to achieve a specific mission – the Strategy. Players will also select 2 personal missions from a common pool of 5. These are the schemes. Schemes are generally revealed during the game. This adds a level of unpredictability and bluff into the game. Is your opponent running in that direction for a reason and if so do you want to stop him or let him score while you achieve your schemes.
Strategies and schemes help make Malifaux a challenging, engaging and fun tabletop miniature game. As they say – “Cheat Fate or Lose your soul”