Ascension Game Day

On September 22nd in Plainville, Battleground hosted Ascension Game Day. Ascension is a fast paced deckbuilding game designed by Magic Pro Tour champions Justin Gary, Rob Dougherty, and Brian Kibler.


Gameplay is similar to other deckbuilding games, with the player adding cards to their deck by purchasing them from a central deck, which has the top six cards revealed and available for purchase. When cards are removed, they are replaced with a new one from the top of the deck. Victory points are earned in three ways: firstly, each card purchased is worth one or more victory points; second, victory points can be gained by defeating monsters with a power resource featured on several of the cards; finally, some cards give victory points directly each time they are played.
Ascension first released in August of 2010 to great reviews and has since added two expansions to the main game and some accessories. It is designed for 2-4 players and games last for approximately 30 minutes once the rules have been digested. It is suggested for players 13 and up and the base set costs $39.99.


The accompanying video is a demo of the game by Jennifer Brady, recorded on Ascension Game Day in Plainville. The video is also featured on Jenn’s blog site: A Gamer’s Life. ¬†Ascension is available for purchase at both Battleground locations!