Puzzle Strike Shadows

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    $59.99 $49.99
  • print-and-play
    $9.99
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Overview
The Basics
Puzzle Strike Shadows is the standalone expansion to Puzzle Strike. You can play it by itself or combine it with the base set. The expansion contains 10 new characters and 24 new puzzle chips.
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
  1. 1v1 mode
  2. 3-player and 4-player free-for-all (note: much improved in 3rd Edition and Shadows!)
  3. 2v2 team battle mode
  4. Custom Clockwork: build your own character!
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 this set alone. Combine with the base set for even more choices. Find the character whose personality matches your playstyle.
Highlights
  • The best deckbuilding game for competitive play
  • Casual friendly with comebacks, close games, and no player-elimination
  • Chips instead of cards for easier shuffling and unique form factor
  • Several game modes
  • Cute characters
Did you notice?

The designer was also the lead designer of Puzzle Fighter HD Remix, the video game that Puzzle Strike is based on.

# of players

2 - 4

Recommended For
  • Casual gamers looking for close 4-player battles.
  • Intense competitors looking to dive into a deep 1v1 game.
Whats in the Box?
  • Almost 350 chips
  • 4 bags for the chips
  • 4 game boards
  • 4 chips screens (to hide your chips from other players)
  • 1 rulebook
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Puzzle Strike base set. Standalone expansion with 10 new characters and 24 new puzzle chips.
Puzzle Strike Extras Pack. Strategy guide, randomizer cards, and three extra puzzle chips.

Print-and-play version Includes
  • All chips in card form 2.5” x 3.5” size for easy printing
  • 37 pages in total
  • Optional card backs with game logo
  • Printing instructions