Haruhi Launches Trading Card Game, Karuta Game

Topic started by gia on Feb. 27, 2010. Last post by GozerGames 5 years ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

I just caught word on KyoAni's site that a new trading card game for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, titled Hacha Mecha Battle Party, is being launched. I suspect it's more of just a promo campaign than something expected to reach Yu-Gi-Oh! levels of game-playing prominence, but it looks kind of cute-- you have character cards and "happening" cards and presumably your goal is to keep Haruhi from destroying the world.

A second game set has also been announced, a "Character Serifu game." (I'm not entirely sure how to romanize serifu here-- sure, it looks like "serif," but it translates to character dialogue. It's sort of like an anime version of the Japanese card game karuta, in which you pick up one card from a stack and everyone races to match it to the proper card laid out with others on a table or the floor. In this case, though, it looks like you're working to either match text quotes to characters, or alternatively dialogue played off of a special CD. I think the real draw on this one is the art, however; the case features all five of the SOS Brigade in beautiful, traditional kimono, and it really looks cool.

What do you guys think? Would you play a Haruhi TCG? Bandai Entertainment's parent company really loves bringing that kind of thing out here, after all. I know we have a few YGO players out there-- I want to hear from you!  
Post by wwfunderaker (485 posts) See mini bio Level 15
Haruhi game cards thats to crazy for me to handle.
Post by cfatalis (19,150 posts) See mini bio Level 15
karuta is hard if anything, tried playing it, didn't even get the first stage
the basic rule is to connect a poem that is being read, at least that is the original game, the one who get it first wins
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
I think I'm would rather get back into Yugioh then play this.
Post by GrandMarshal (152 posts) See mini bio Level 10
If you play the endless eight card you win instantly
Post by ThePsychoGamer (1,835 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Ha, you activated my gang rape acusation trap card!, you must now give me a computer type card... or thats about how i imagine it
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Oh man, now I'm trying to think of how a "real" Haruhi card game/board game could work.
I dunno: Everyone picks a character, and that character has certain abilities, as well as likes/dislikes. The players then secretly distribute "Are you god?" cards. Thus, players saunter around, interacting with other characters, and when a character's "like" goes down, they reveal "Are they god" to see if they unconsciously blow up the world because they are bored/depressed.
So it has a mystery aspect, and a survival aspect!
Post by Kelleth (7,798 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Right now i`m trying to think of Anime that didn`t get a TGC one time or another its hard even R+V has one XD
Post by GozerGames (1 posts) See mini bio Level 1
 @John_Martone That sounds a bit like Collateral Damage: The Anime Board Game.  In Collateral Damage, you take the role of a gang boss trying to take over Neo Japan. You command a group of typical characters from romantic comedy anime. You can direct them to battle it out in a city, but watch out! Characters can fall in love, and may then ignore your orders and instead follow their love across the board, battling it out for their love’s affection.
The first player to control a majority of Neo Japan, despite the complexities of love, wins!
Collateral Damage: The Anime Board Game is an exciting board game for 2-6 players ages 13 and up. A game runs about 2 hours, and knowledge of anime is not necessary to play.
You should check it out at http://www.gozergames.com/games/collateral-damage

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