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Puzzle Strike (3rd Edition)
Puzzle Strike is a card game played with cardboard chips instead of cards that simulates a puzzle video game such as Puzzle Fighter or Tetris.
It's a deckbuilding game, which means you build your deck as you play. There are lots of deckbuilding games, but Puzzle Strike is the premiere competitive deckbuilding game. It's highly interactive due to the crash gem system, it's asymmetric with 10 characters to choose from in the base set, it gets to the action quickly because you start with character chips in your deck, and games tend to be exciting and close because whenever you're on the edge of losing, you're also able to do even more combos than usual. Years of Puzzle Strike tournaments have shown that it's still interesting after even thousands of plays against the best players.
Puzzle Strike is also appropriate as a casual game though. The millions of different starting conditions from the different bank configurations and character matchups means there's tons of variety. The comeback mechanics that lead to excitingly close games in expert play work just as well for beginners. In addition, casual players love the 4-player free-for-all mode. It has no player elimination.
Several Modes of Play
Lots of Characters
There are 10 characters to choose from, each with own 3 ability chips, allowing for 45 different matchups (plus 10 mirror matches) in the base set alone. Find the character whose personality matches your playstyle.
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The designer was also the lead designer of Puzzle Fighter HD Remix, the video game that Puzzle Strike is based on.
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2 - 4
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