FFTCG is a two-player trading card game, launched internationally in 2016 by Square Enix and Hobby Japan. It is the second iteration of the game, originally released domestically in 2012.
The game is based on the long running and hugely popular Final Fantasy video game series. Players create their own dream team of characters from across the series and face off in epic duels.
Expansion sets (known as The Opus Series) add new cards to the game, when released. This starter set is one of three that were released as part of the initial product range (Opus I). Starter sets are an ideal starting point for new players.
This product contains a pre-constructed, ready to play 50-card deck, themed around the characters from Final Fantasy 7. You will also receive a paper play mat and double-sided introduction/quick-start guide.
The deck features Fire and Earth Element cards. The strategy with this deck is straightforward. First, use your Fire elemental cards to take out your opponent’s defence. Then, swing in to deal damage with your big hitting Forwards.
Cards like Jessie and Zangan allow you to search your deck for specific cards, and add them to your hand. Use those to find big hitters like Cloud, Tifa, Red XIII, Barret, or Vincent. With those in play you can make use of their abilities to blow away your opponent’s Forwards. When the way is clear, follow through to damage your opponent. Wedge is also useful to pull Biggs out of your deck; Biggs’ ability can help chip away at your opponent’s defenders.
This deck also has some useful Summons: Ifrit and Bahamut Fury deal decent offensive damage and Golem is great in defence.
Player Count: 2
Average Time: 20 minutes