On my trip to Bristol I had a chance to play a card game called Smash Up (released in 2012). It’s fun, easy to pick up and takes about an hour to finish. It’s been recently localized for German, Japanese and French.
In Smash Up players take two factions. The factions represented in the game are Aliens, Dinosaurs, Ninjas, Pirates, Robots, Tricksters, Wizards, and Zombies.
Using Minions and Actions from the deck, you attack and destroy the Bases before your opponent’s do. The faster you destroy a Base, the more Victory Points you earn. The first player to accumulate 15 Victory Points wins the game.
Each combination gives a different experience, Pirate-Aliens play very different than Pirate-Zombies, and with 8 factions in the base set there are tons of combinations to try out.
Smash Up can be found on amazon.co.uk or any major board game marketplace.
P.S. I picked Zombie Robots. OBVIOUSLY. :)