***NOTE: This is the 3rd Edition.
Puzzle Strike is a card game played with chips instead of cards that simulates a puzzle video game (that doesn’t exist yet) that, in-turn, simulates a fighting game (that also doesn’t exist yet.)
If you don’t understand any of that, that’s ok! Puzzle Strike is a complete game in a box that has the fun of a customizable card game without the rip off scheme of selling you parts of the game in random packs. You build your deck as you play the game. Every game is different because the bank starts with a different set of chips each game. Also, there’s 10 characters to choose from, each with different gameplay. Between all that, there are over 411 MILLION starting conditions in a 4-player game.
Shuffling cards takes too long and is boring, so in Puzzle Strike you just put your chips in a bag and shake them up to shuffle!
Puzzle Strike contains:
• Almost 350 chips, 1.5" diameter, made of thick 1/8th" chipboard
• 4 purple velvety bags
• 8-page full color rulebook
• Inside of box designed to separate the chips by type, for storage
This 3rd Edition of the game has many changes including:
Panic Time to prevent games from going too long
A 3-player and 4-player mode with no player elimination and that allows crashing your gems to whoever you want
A 2v2 Team Battle Mode
A Custom Clockwork mode to draft your own character
Puzzle chips and character chips updated to ensure healthy competitive play in tournaments
New components: game boards and privacy screens
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Posted by: Anonymous
Date: 2011/07/21 Time: 12:50pm
In the age of mindless iPhone apps and Facebook mini games, having a board game that simulates a simple puzzle game seems like a gimmick. However, Puzzle Strike has uncovered the fun of the puzzle game and wrapped it around a deck-building mechanic to produce a wonderfully fun and engaging board game.
In Puzzle Strike, players take the role of a fighter, attempting to take out their opponents by overflowing their gem piles. Players can collect and eventually crash these gems, sending them to their opponents. Each fighter has unique abilities that are augmented as the game advances by puzzle chips that help the fighters attack their opponents more effectively.
Puzzle Strike is greatly re-playable as it comes with 25 different puzzle chips, only 10 of which are used in any particular game. In addition, 10 different fighters can be found in the game, each of whom plays a little bit differently.