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.