At the start of each turn, players select one comic card from their hand, then simultaneous place it on one of the three actions for that turn – Buy, Super Power, or Speculate. The Buy action lets you add that card to your collection for the current market price. Super Power performs the action on the bottom of the card. Speculate adjusts the tokens on the genre board. Any players that didn’t buy a comic may sell one comic for the current price.
The player with the most money after four years wins!
Each card represents a different comic from publisher Red 5 Comics.
Players, Ages & Time
The Comic Book Bubble can be played by 1-5 players, ages 10+ in about 45 minutes.
ages 10+45 minutes
Hello everybody! My name is Scott Almes, your friendly neighborhood designer of APE Games’ title, The Comic Book Bubble. I’m very excited to be following up my first game with APE Games, The Great Dinosaur Rush, with this awesome production.
A bit about me: I live in Pittsburgh with my wonderful wife. I found comics later in life, but dove in hard and am always looking for new series or standalones to explore. Through game design, I love to explore my other hobbies – and comics are no exception. I hope you’ll enjoy this playful take on a crazy time in comic history!”
Red 5 Comics
Comic Publisher – Houston, TX
Red 5 Comics creates and produces cinematic-style comic book entertainment. It earned the 2007 Gem Award for Best New Publisher and its titles have been nominated for three Eisner Awards and two Harvey Awards.
Red 5 Comics was founded by Paul Ens, former Director of Lucasfilm’s Lucas Online, and Scott Chitwood, co-founder of TheForce.net and writer for Superherohype.com and ComingSoon.Net. Red 5 Comics is published by Paul Ens, Scott Chitwood, Dave Zeibart and Joshua Starnes.