Android: Netrunner*

Android: Netrunner is an asymmetrical Living Card Game for two players, set in a cyberpunk future. It involves strategic card play, where one player controls a megacorporation and the other plays as a lone runner.

Gameplay Overview

  • Setting: Cyberpunk universe of Android and Infiltration.
  • Asymmetrical Play:
    • Megacorporation: Focuses on scoring agendas by advancing them, requiring time and credits. They must protect their servers and data forts with various types of "ice" (security programs).
    • Runner: Works to gather resources, hardware, and develop ice-breaker programs to hack into corporate servers. The gameplay involves risk and strategy to bypass security and access valuable data.
  • Corporation Strategies:
    • Secure servers with barriers, code gates, and sentries.
    • Balance between advancing agendas and defending assets.
  • Runner Tactics:
    • Acquire and manage resources to build effective hacking tools.
    • Make calculated runs on corporate servers, facing the risk of encountering traps and security measures.
  • Winning the Game: The first player to reach seven points wins, facing challenges like brain damage or bad publicity.
  • Revised Core Set: Includes cards from the original Core Set and expansions, with some new artwork.


Android: Netrunner is ideal for players who enjoy strategic card games with a deep narrative and rich thematic elements. The asymmetrical nature of the game offers two distinct playing experiences, each with its own strategies and challenges. The cyberpunk theme is well-integrated into the mechanics, making the game appealing to fans of the genre. It requires strategic thinking, resource management, and risk assessment, offering a compelling and immersive gaming experience. The Revised Core Set ensures accessibility for new players while providing a fresh look for existing fans.

Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

  • 2 Players
  • 45 Minutes
  • 14+ years old
  • Medium difficulty

We like Android: Netrunner so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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