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Card Wars is a card game that Finn and Jake play in the episode "Card Wars." The rules to the game are "super complicated," and it took Jake two hours to explain the basics of them to Finn. It has also been made into an app, the wiki for which can be found here. There is also a real card game version of Card Wars.
In "Daddy-Daughter Card Wars" Charlie and Jake play it.
When the game starts, two players get approximately 10-20 cards. There are two stages to a turn: a floop stage and a battle stage. A player may take any building card and floop it (turn it to the left) to appear as holograms on the board. Buildings have special effects which can aid the player using them. There are only two known elements of the game, which are corn and learning. Corn cards happen to be powered by corn fields, which are given to the player at the start of the game. Learning cards are powered by intelligence, so a player could send someone to learn, and in turn, that person will receive power.
A players land is divided into 4 parts some of those lands being corn, wheat, blue, crystal, lizard, and burning. A player may select a creature and either activate it (turn it to the right) to make it attack one or more of the other player's creatures, or floop it to make it use its special ability. Also, at the lower right corner of each creature card there are two numbers with a forward slash representing that specific card's stats. A player can also use activation to make a creature learn. Before beginning a turn, a player must discard a card from his or her hand and pick up another card from his or her deck. The player that loses all of his or her creatures and their buildings at the end of his or her turn first loses the game.
In "Daddy-Daughter Card Wars," Jake explains the games as
the king and queen of tabletop games. It combines the mechanics of simulated combat, hand management, commodity speculation, worker placement, blind auctioning and set collection. Battle happens in one of four combat lanes each deriving its power from one of the 16 themed-elements: corn, wheat, blue, crystals, acumen, torpor, frozen lakes, lizard holes, learning…You can get all the details of each specific aspect of the trading card game on the Adventure Time Card Wars TCG Wiki.
There are many cards shown in the game. The known cards are:
- Holographic Board
The board of the game shows holographic projections of the played cards. The back of the cards are red in color with a white border. The cards have the letters, "C W," which stands for Card Wars, and there are flames in the background.
Ways to play
- Cartoon Network has developed an app for iOS devices. (Support for iOS 6 or later)
- The Android version is available on the Google Play store.
- There is also a real-life version available at various retailers and online shops. A description can be found here.
- There is a "Card Wars" game now available on iTunes for iOS and Google Play for Android which costs $3.99. It has also been released as a board game for aproximately $20, with six different versions: Finn vs Jake, BMO vs Lady Rainicorn, Princess Bubblegum vs Lumpy Space Princess, Ice King vs Marceline, Lemongrab vs Gunter and Fionna vs Cake.
- The game is a parody of various trading card games.
- For example, "Flooping" (to turn a card sideways) is a reference to "tapping" in Magic: The Gathering.
- Tapping was patented by Richard Garfield, creator of the modern TCG, in 1993. (US patent # 5662332)
- Card Wars bears a similarity to the Yu-Gi-Oh! and to the Cardfight!! Vanguard trading card game.
- There is a Card Wars wiki for the mobile game.
- There is another Card Wars wiki for the real life card game.
- If you look closley at the cards in the episode, you can see a fraction on most of the creatue cards, presumably Attack/Defence. If that is true, the following stats for most of the cards would be:
- Ancient Scolar: 3/4
- Archer Dan: 3/3
- Husker Knight: 6/0 (the zero would likley increase depending on the number of cornfield landscapes you control.)
- Immortal Maize Walker: 15/5
- Legion of Earlings: 4/2
- Pig: 2/2
- Wandering Bald Man: 1/1
- Ultra Dog: 1/2
- Cyclops: 1/2
- Cool Dog and Field Reaper were not included because their cards were not shown.