GTM #271 - My Little Pony - Adventures in Equestria
by Renegade Game Studios


 My Little Pony: Adventures in Equestria

Play Your Way with My Little Pony: Adventures in Equestria!

Get ready to canter into the adventure of your dreams with My Little Pony: Adventures in Equestria, a new cooperative Deck-Building Game from Renegade Game Studios!

As Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Twilight Sparkle, you’ll travel to various helpful Locations around Equestria as you recruit Allies, learn Actions, search for Artifacts, and resolve Situations that appear in the Adventure Row! Collect Sugar Cubes to overcome Hurdles and the Final Challenge to win the game. Watch out - if you take too long, clouds will build up over time and cause you to suffer setbacks in your quest. The ponies will have to work together using teamwork and friendship to win the game!

My Little Pony: Adventures in Equestria is a 1-4 player cooperative game that lets you and your friends take on the roles of your favorite ponies and go on adventures across Equestria!

My Little Pony Pinkie Pie

Create the Adventure of Your Dreams

My Little Pony: Adventures in Equestria is for everyone, from families board gaming for the first time to  deck-building enthusiasts enthusiasts looking for a challenge. Every game of Adventures in Equestria can be set to different complexity and difficulty levels thanks to customizable gameplay elements.

As you embark on your quest, players will acquire Work, Friendship, and Knowledge sugar cubes that can be used to overcome hurdles or even a final challenge to help you win the game! While you’ll gather many different types of resources throughout the game it will be sugar cubes that will help you overcome your toughest challenges!

Every game of Adventures in Equestria has the ponies facing three Hurdles and one Final Challenge. Every Hurdle requires a different contribution of Sugar Cubes from the ponies to overcome, they’ll also offer unique Rewards for overcoming them or a unique Setback if they can’t be beaten in time. Every Hurdle has a difficulty level of 1 to 3, with higher numbers being more difficult to overcome. For example, Stampede is a level 1 challenge that require 1 Work Sugar Cube per player to overcome. A nice challenge to acquaint yourself with Equestria. On the other hand, “Spike Vs. Owlowiscious” requires three sugar cubes per player to overcome and strengthens the final challenge as a setback. A level three hurdle like this is perfect for players looking for a challenge, but a level 2 challenge is a nice middle ground. Maybe players are dealing with “You.Need.Help” a hurdle that requires two Knowledge Sugar Cubes from every player and could make them discard a card if they aren’t careful.

My Little Pony Stampede Card

My Little Pony Spike Vs. Owlowiscious card

The more Sugar Cubes players have to contribute, the harder the Hurdle will be to overcome, but harder challenges can also lead to greater rewards! Overcoming a difficult Hurdle like “I’ve Got a Much Better Idea” will even let a player gain a new Ally or Action from the Adventure Row!

My Little Pony You. Need. Help. Card

My Little Pony I've Got a Better Idea Card

(Show “You.Need.Help” and “I’ve Got a Much Better Idea”)

The rulebook recommends using one Hurdle of each level for a game, but this setup can be customized to your play group. Are you nervous about your first time in Equestria? Pick a couple level 1 Hurdles to ease yourself into the game. Looking for more of a challenge? Add a couple of level 3 Hurdles to the mix! Everyone has challenges to overcome, but in My Little Pony: Adventures in Equestria the choice of hurdles is up to you!

The Final Challenge is the final hurdle you have to tackle to win the game and finish your adventure. This is as high as the stakes get, which is why there are no level 1 Final Challenges. However, you still get to choose between a level 2 or a level 3 Challenge. Maybe your final step is dealing with a “Nightmare Moon”, a Final Challenge that will make cards in the Adventure Row cost more to buy, forcing players to think carefully about their resources, especially when the Nightmare Moon starts forcing them to discard cards! If this feels like too much to handle, you can choose a level 2 Final Challenge like “Just Who Does She Think She Is?” which will make situations cost a little more to resolve, but won’t directly discard resources or cards, making it easier for new players to deal with.

My Little Pony Nightmare Moon card

 My Little Pony Just Who Does She Think She Is? Card

 Canter into a New Journey

However you choose to play, there are plenty of journeys to take in My Little Pony: Adventures in Equestria! There are multiple Hurdles and Final Challenges of every level, meaning every game can be a unique experience tailored to how you want to play, and future expansions can add even more customization to your games! Set out with Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Twilight Sparkle when My Little Pony: Adventures in Equestria releases in the third quarter of 2022!


Derek Shuck is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in everything from the local paper to the biggest websites in the world. His grandma once called him “The John Wayne of Words.”