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Hide under the sheets! Monsters are coming! Smash Up: Monster Smash brings all the great horrors of the screen to your game of Smash Up. Can you master these horrifying factions to defeat your opponents? With new “power counter” mechanics, Monster Smash brings all-new excitement to your base smashing madness! - AEG

We were working in the lab, late one night... then we made Monster Smash! This expansion for Smash Up brings you four new creepy decks to scare your opponents to death! Or at least beat them to 15 points.

Vampires drain power from their victims. Mad Scientists contruct bizarre creations of great strength. Werewolves go berserk with power. Giant Ants swarm their victims. It's enough to make you run out of the theater in terror!

Smash Up: Monster Smash comes with four new decks that use +1 power tokens in their ways, and will add all new strategies to your other Smash Up factions!

- Monster Smash box description

Monster Smash is the 6th Smash Up set. It contains 4 new factions, 8 new bases, a rulebook and VP tokens.

Combined with all previous sets, there are 25 factions and 50 bases, which make 300 possible pairs of factions.

This set introduces an alternate use of the VP tokens as +1 Power Counters.

Previous set: The Big Geeky Box

Next set: Pretty Pretty Smash Up




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+1 Power Counters:

  • White 1 surrounded by electricity / blue background
  • Green 5 surrounded by electricity / yellow background


Main article: Rules

The rulebook for this set can be found here.

This set introduced the following changes to the rules:

  • Added the definition of Transfer. Note that this verb was not included in the definition of Affect.

This set also introduced the following clarifications:

  • In the section "2. Play Cards" the rules used to say to discard actions after playing them unless they had an Ongoing ability. This rulebook changed that to include Talent abilities too. Really, the rules should have said "unless the action is played on a minion or a base".
  • Added the definition of "To" in the form "Do this thing to do that thing."


  • "Monster Smash" is a reference to the 1962 song Monster Mash.
  • Despite what the box description says, only three out of the four factions use the +1 power counters.

In other languages

Language Name Translation (if different) Note
Chinese 狼人&吸血鬼 Werewolves & Vampires Split into two sets
Chinese 巨蟻&科學怪人 Giant Ants & Frankenstein Split into two sets
French Monstres Sacrés Sacred Monsters
German Monster Smash
Italian Arrivano i Mostri Here Comes the Monsters
Spanish Choque de Monstruos Clash of Monsters
Monster Smash
Factions: Giant Ants  •  Mad Scientists  •  Vampires  •  Werewolves
Mechanics: +1 Power Counters  •  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