If you’re new to the idea of tabletop games that don’t include the likes of Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly, then chances are you might not yet have come across Infinity, a game that uses miniature characters along a sci-fi theme to carry out futuristic campaigns.
You’re in command of a small group of super-elite soldiers who have all been chosen based on their skills and expertise relating to the mission at hand. Every different battle will require a different team, handpicked from a variety of regiments, in order to enjoy operation success.
Each of your miniatures either represents a creature, robot or a soldier, each with their own different in-game point costs depending on their gear, armament and prowess in combat. To play the game, you’ll need a game table, templates and markers, a Rulebook, weapons chart and army lists, Infinity miniatures, scenery and terrain, measuring tape and, of course, Infinity tokens later down the line.
Get yourself a copy of the Rulebook first so you can sit down at your leisure and have a good read. It’s quite an involved game so while it may seem abstract at first, it’ll really help you when you finally sit down to play with your friends. We’d advise starting off by playing an Introductory Game so that you can tackle the proper game later on having a firm understanding of the basics of how to play.
The game itself recreates direct action operations, which are lethal, quick and very risky – but you can tailor the composition of your own team depending on what mission you’re doing. This is an entertaining and dynamic game – but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s easy. Expect to take some time to pick it up!