Learning Power Rangers is a series of tutorial videos and blogs that teach Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid Board Game. This guide is updated regularly to provide the most accurate and current information.
To understand what to buy to start playing Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, you first need to understand the types of products that are available for this game.
From our experience with the game, you can get a solid 5 to 10 plays out of the Core Game before feeling like you’ve ‘figured it out’. The Core Game contains some replayability with five unique Rangers, alternate map tile sides with varying effects, more monsters than you can see in a single game, and an alternate way to play that makes it much more difficult.
Luckily, Renegade wanted to keep things fresh right off the bat and is launching with a number of expansions with varying contents and prices.
On launch, the game released with big box expansion, two deluxe figure expansions, a villain pack, and a deluxe dice pack. Summaries below:
Shattered Grid Expansion – This is the largest of the expansion types, featuring new Power Rangers (Hyperforce), Foot Soldiers, Monsters, Bosses, and Map Tiles. Of all the expansion products, this one is easily the most significant. It is enough new material that it is practically a new game out of the box, only using the fundamental materials and system from the Core Game.
Villain Pack #1 – This expansion adds 2 new Monsters and 2 new Bosses, each with their own enemy card deck. This will definitely add more replayability than just the Core Game itself, as these enemies can be mixed and matched with the Core Game and any of the big box expansions.
Megazord Deluxe Figure – This expansion includes only the Megazord miniature, which replaces the Megazord token in the Core Game. While it doesn’t add anything new to the gameplay, who doesn’t want to own this miniature?
Cyclopsis Deluxe Figure – Unlike the Megazord Deluxe Figure, Cyclopsis comes with a deployment card and an enemy card deck. We’re not sure if he is going to be a Monster or a Boss, but we can’t wait to find out!
Ranger Dice Set – The dice in the Core Game are great! This is a set of extra dice, which we highly recommend if you’re going to regularly have four or more players.
While large releases like this are not uncommon for miniatures games, there are only a few board games that release with this much content. While we highly recommend this game and all of the expansion content, we understand if you are hesitant to invest so much into a game you’ve never played. If this is the case, we recommend grabbing the Core Game and adding expansions as you like.
We have the core game and all the expansions available on our website, but you can also likely at least find the core game at local retailers if you want to get your hands on it before ordering. If you are in the Tulsa area, we also have a copy available for free to demo at Covenant Tulsa.
Next, if you’re looking to really go all the way with Power Rangers, we have two additional offerings that are absolutely critical.
First is our Power Rangers Expansion Subscription, which signs you up to automatically receive every future Power Rangers expansion (including future Kickstarter exclusives). Second is our Morphin Tokens, a set of tokens we make in-house, perfectly compatible with Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, and built to enhance every moment in the game.
We’ve been running our subscription service for various games over the past 8 years and it’s best to think of it as an automatic pre-order system. You sign-up for free by checking out the subscription(s) you want, and then moving forward we’ll charge you a week or two before each new release for Power Rangers. If you’re in the U.S., you’ll receive that expansion either on the day they release or extremely close to it. You can, of course, cancel anytime, and there are no fees or hidden charges – you flip the switch on if you want releases, and can flip it off if you no longer want to get them automatically.
Our customers love subscriptions because they get to avoid the hassle of following release schedules, making pre-orders, paying months in advance, or tracking expansions down at local stores that may not be supporting the game.
On the token front, we’ve been playing tabletop games for over twenty years and designing compatible tokens for the past six. Our philosophy with components is to add as much functionality and usability – specifically by eliminating any tedium that exists when tracking the board state – while also maximizing theme in order to create a more enthralling experience at the table. With Morphin Tokens, we want you to seamlessly keep track of everything happening in the game, but we also want you to feel like you’ve fully escaped into the world of Power Rangers.
Go Go Power Rangers
Long story short, if you are hesitant to invest heavily in this game, we recommend just grabbing a copy of the Core Game, which you can find at your favorite local or online store (hopefully).
If you are super excited about the game and want the full experience – grab a core game along with as many of the expansions that strike your fancy.
If you backed the Kickstarter and/or want the primo experience, we recommend grabbing our Power Rangers Subscription and Morphin Tokens. If you backed the game, we know you love this universe, so you may as well get a set of incredibly thematic tokens to take your experience to the next level right from the start. And we also know you are going to love the game – because it’s great. So it only makes sense to automatically receive every expansion as soon as it releases without any of the hassles and complications that usually come with tracking down products in our industry.
If you’re interested in this game, we really hope you start playing no matter which products you decide to buy or where you decide to buy them. Not only is this easily one of our favorite games of 2019, it also has one of the most positive and friendly communities we’ve ever see in tabletop. Want to see for yourself? Check out the Facebook Group for the game. We hope to see you there!