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Defenders of Shalvion

Defenders of Shalvion

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Suggested Price $11.99

Defenders of Shalvion is a semi-cooperative and all-vs-1 game for 3-8 players. 

Tableaus from Defenders of Shalvion

The various factions of the galaxy Shalvion have been fighting amongst themselves for ages. Now, however, a new threat arises, threatening to drive them all to extinction: Miasma. As Defenders of Shalvion, players will take on a role of one of 6 factions, or the villainous Miasma. 

Sample Cards from Defenders of Shalvion

Game play begins with a card drafting phase in which most players will draw 7 cards and choose 1. They will pass the remaining cards to the left. Choose 1. And continue down until there is 1 card left. This card is added to the others to create a Miasma Deck. Then the real game begins.

During the Defender Phase, players will choose 1 card to play, with the option to boost their cards with resources. (If the card represents a player's own faction, the card may be boosted without resources.) After this action has been taken, the players will then gather resources from any planets they control, and send their ships to attack the threat.

During the Miasma Phase, 1 card is flipped. Miasma gains resources and takes an action against the players. (Miasma may also be an active player, in which, the player decides which card to play.) 

Players will need to watch that Miasma does not gain too many resources and become too powerful. If Miasma survives 5 rounds, Miasma wins. If Miasma gains too many resources or defeats all factions, Miasma wins. But if the factions are able to defeat Miasma, they will gain points according to their faction's unique victory conditions. And the player with the greatest number of points wins the game.

This deck includes twelve cards for each of five factions (60), and 12 cards that are Unlimited. There are 10 cards representing Special Planets, which players may use if desired. There are 8 cards which are used (along with paper clips) to keep track of the different items available to players (planets, ships, energy, and resources). There are 9 cards that represent the six different factions and Miasma. (The Terran Faction has three different faction cards and can choose which to use, but does not have a set of faction cards. In eight player games, two Terran players work as a team.) Finally, there are 3 cards to keep track of Miasma's health and damage output, and 3 cards which contain the rules of play. (A total of 105 cards.)


This game is fully functional, and highly replayable, but is considered in Prototype Phase. (Over 50 games have already been played.) That said, this game comes with a unique opportunity. If you purchase this game in its present stage, and wish to make any comments or ask any questions, you may do so at, and in so doing, your name will be featured among the list of play-testers if and when the game is re-released.


If you wish to expand upon the contents of this game, you may do so openly, provided that the game is credited to Iffix Y Santaph, and features the title Defenders of Shalvion in its design. No components may replace the base game in its entirety. (If you release expansions of the game, please send details to so we can acquire a copy.)

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File Last Updated:
June 20, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on June 27, 2016.