the fact this comes from an episode makes it even cooler! so after watching the episode in question (I always wished they had made a game of Card Wars when I watched it) we broke this out and unleashed our own Card Wars!, true without the funky 3d effects, but with imagination switched on it became that and more.
Adventure Time Card Wars is the most epic card game ever found in the Land of Ooo, or anywhere for that matter! In the Adventure Time episode "Card Wars", Jake begs Finn to play his favourite trading card game. Finn accepts, despite warnings from Beemo on how very competitive Jake can be while playing the game. Finn and Jake battle against each other to decide who will be the Dweeb and who will be the Cool Guy.
With Olivia being a firm fan of Princess Bubblegum, this was the deck for her! meaning I got to be Lumpy Space Princess... Oh.. My.... Glob!
Adventure Time Card Wars: Princess Bubblegum vs. Lumpy Space Princess is another standalone two-player game that continues the Adventure Time Card Wars series. This time, Princess Bubblegum and her NiceLands deck take on Lumpy Space Princess’s totally rad dual-Landscape deck in a royal rumble.
NiceLands Creatures are all about using the damage on them to make them better. Most Creatures are looking for a particular sweet spot of damage. Sometimes you will want to heal damage from your Creatures to get them there. But sometimes you might actually damage your own Creatures to get them to that sweet spot. This new deck not only brings a new Landscape to the mix, but a whole new style of play.
Lumpy Space Princess’s deck is a Useless Swamps and Blue Plains deck. This is the first time a Collector’s Pack has featured something other than a mono-color deck. The Useless Swamp side of the deck is themed around discarding cards to power up your Creature abilities. Which is never a bad thing for the swampy side, as they thrive when they have built up a sizable discard pile.
The Blue Plains side of the deck is themed around replacing Creatures you control. Many of the Creatures in this half of the deck get killer bonuses for replacing Creatures that were already in play. It complements the Useless Swamp desire for a large discard pile as well. Such synergy!
Now.. what's in this wondrous box? lets look!
But how does it play?
Well, the rule book says you follow these steps in the turn....
- Ready your cards (turn them back upright).
- Draw a card.
- You get two Actions. Spend those Actions to play cards! Cards cost a number of Actions. Some cost nothing (woo hoo!), others cost as much as two (yipe!). You can even spend one Action to draw a card.
- Do you want to Floop? You can turn some cards sideways and use their ability. That’s called Flooping. But Flooped cards can’t fight. You can actually Floop at any time during you turn. Just not right in the middle of a fight.
- Fight! Your characters fight your opponent’s characters in the same lane. Each does its Attack Value in damage to the other simultaneously. If any character’s damage equals its defense that creature is discarded. If in fact, there is no character in the same lane, then you damage your opponent
- You’re done.
The winner is the first player to reduce their opponent from 25 health to 0.
Creatures must fight every turn, unless they are flooped. They move forward and turn sideways and attack, if your opponent has a creature there they do damage to each other, if not it goes through onto you!. You can play a new creature in your turn to replace any that are already out, you may want to get one with higher damage or health down for example.
By picking up other sets you can start to build your own decks, and try them out against each other as well, so there is plenty of scope for expansion, or you can just have fun playing It out of the box, we played 1 game, which ended up as a best of 3, then a best of 5, which I only just won 3-2 overall.
It plays fast, is fun, and really FEELS like Adventure Time, since you have seen the game played in the series. If you have never watched Adventure Time will you still enjoy it? Yes I think so, as its a solid lane domination card game at its core, but you will get so much more enjoyment knowing the background and the world.
" I LOVE Adventure Time, and I Love Princess Bubblegum, she is my favourite, so I wanted to be her. I liked the Angel of Chocolate, and cutie kept my health up. It was really fun to play this after watching the episode as that is one of me and dads favourite ones. I wish they where 3d holograms though that would be really cool! I really like the game, its easy to play, and I think if you like Adventure Time you will love it as much as me!"
Why not take a look at some other Adventure Time Games, such as Adventure Time flux and Adventure Time Munchkin
With an RRP of 17.99 you get two decks, all the tokens and rules for a 2 player battle, and you can add more packs and sets to mix up your deck, or just play them straight from the box for some pickup and game fun. go find your Local Store grab a se tor 2 and get playing!