Fantasy board/card game Armello was one of my favorite games of 2015. While it remains just as fun to play now as it was then, it’s adding four new fantasy animals to play as in next week’s Usurpers Hero Pack. Watch me play as Sargon, the dirtiest rat ever.


Bringing the playable character total to twelve, the Usurpers Hero Pack for Armello will be available next week for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC (sorry mobile players). Each faction, Bear, Wolf, Bunny and Rat will be getting a new addition, along with a series of faction-specific rings that give bonuses in the game.

The wolves get Magna the Unbroken, who shouldn’t be left indoors for too long or an accident is going to happen. Ghor the bear has an unhealthy relationship with trees. The bunny Elyssia has a talent for building and a reputation for getting things done.


And the rats? They get Sargon the Death Teller, AKA “The horror whose trade is secrets from beyond the veil.” He’s who I play in the quick session above. He’s got the wits to survive, the ability to see which card he’s going to draw at the beginning of each round, and the fighting ability to kill the asshole wolf Thane, even if it means dying himself.

Again, not sure why Armello needed new heroes. As a board game it’s a little different every time you play it. Still, it’ll be nice to have a little more company, even the if they are rat horrors.