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What do pirates, ninjas, robots, zombies, aliens, wizards, and some other things have in common? They're all trying to take over the world! But they can't do it alone--so they're teaming up.

Every combo brings a different experience in this fast-paced shufflebuilding game. Take two 20-card decks, smash them together, and then rock your opponents'faces!

Each faction has a different style: Pirates move cards. Zombies come back from the discard. Dinosaurs are just freaking huge. Each pairing creates different gameplay. And each game is a different throw-down!

Is Smash Up a game you can live without? Not if you're awesome. Choose a side. Chose two! And start the carnage!

- Core Set box description

The Core Set is the original Smash Up game, and as such is the first set. It includes 8 factions, 16 bases, a rulebook and a storage tray.

There are 28 possible pairs of factions from this set alone.

Next set: Awesome Level 9000




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Main article: Rules

The rulebook for this set can be found here.


  • During early development, the game was called "PNZR", which stood for Pirates-Ninjas-Zombies-Robots, and only included those four factions. Additional factions were created so the game could be played with up to 4 players.

In other languages

Language Name
Chinese 大殺四方
Czech Hustá mela
French Smash Up
German Smash Up
Greek Smash Up
Hebrew !התנגשות
Italian Smash Up
Japanese スマッシュアップ
Polish Smash Up
Portuguese Smash Up
Russian Замес
Spanish Smash Up
Turkish Smash Up

Core Set
Factions: Aliens  •  Dinosaurs  •  Ninjas  •  Pirates  •  Robots  •  Tricksters  •  Wizards  •  Zombies
Mechanics: Titans (optional, since the TITANS Event Kit)
Main: Core Set  •  Awesome Level 9000  •  The Obligatory Cthulhu Set  •  Science Fiction Double Feature  •  Monster Smash  •  Pretty Pretty Smash Up  •  Smash Up: Munchkin  •  It’s Your Fault!  •  Cease and Desist  •  What Were We Thinking?  •  Big in Japan  •  That ’70s Expansion  •  Oops, You Did It Again  •  World Tour: International Incident  •  World Tour: Culture Shock  •  Smash Up: Marvel  •  Smash Up: Disney Edition  •  10th Anniversary
Big Boxes: The Big Geeky Box  •  The Bigger Geekier Box
Event Kits: All Stars Event Kit  •  TITANS Event Kit
Promotional: Smash Up All Stars  •  Smash Up Sheep Promo  •  Smash Up Penguins  •  Smash Up TITANS  •  Dead Reckoning Promo  •  Smash Up Goblins  •  Smash Up Knights of the Round Table
Cancelled: World Tour Event Kit