Holiday Gift Guide Day 1 - Redakai!
With 4 sisters and 2 little girls, I know absolutely nothing about the Trading Card Industry - as in it's completely foreign to me. So when a Starter Pack of the new Redakai trading card game came in the mail, I had no idea where to start. So I called in an expert.
I called my friend and asked her if her 10 year old son could come over after school and teach us all about trading card games. I'm sure she thought I was a little strange, but she sent him over. When I showed him the Redakai cards, and asked him to teach me how to play, he was so excited. He informed me that the cards were brand new, and all of his friends wanted them.
Basically, each player starts with a main character that remains face up, and a stack of Monster and Attack Cards that are placed face down. Then each player takes turns flipping a card from their stack over to attack their opponent.
Each character card has certain strengths and can withstand a certain amount of damage - notice the blue and green areas on the side - And each has 3 lives (yellow area on top)
When it is your turn you flip one of your cards over. If it's a monster you place it on your character and it changes its strengths. If it's an attack card you place it directly on your opponents character.
Because the attack strength (550) is greater than the 100 points damage the character can withstand, one of the yellow areas turns red. If the attack strength had been under 100 the card would have been placed in the discard pile. If all 3 areas turn red, the player loses.
Redakai was really easy to learn and really easy to play. And it's great for younger players. Instead of having to do a lot of adding and subtracting to determine who wins the battle, a player would only have to know colors and which number is bigger.
Another really cool feature of the cards, is the 3D aspect. Notice what the card looks like before and after the attack card is played.
To Buy - Each Redakai Starter Pack comes complete with 2 Power packs and a Portable Battlefield designed to look like the X reader seen in the show. The starter pack retails for $12.99 and is a great gift for new and preexisting gamers. Also a great option for younger players as the rules are simpler and easier to understand.
For more info find them on facebook or twitter - @Redakai
Disclosure - Received a product for review purposes from the above company or their pr agency. Opinions expressed are my own. I wasn't under any obligation to post and I was not compensated in any way.