Last night Nina and I were battling it out in our weekly Friday Midnight Championship for the usual prizes. We were playing a game that no human being had yet experienced.
Vs. System Camicia.
I found the game by serendipity. It was the first 2-player game listed alphabetically in the “C” group.
It plays like War on steroids, and we increased the dose. The original game uses only 4 of each power card.
Here is our version of the Italian game, using Vs. System cards.
28 other cards
52 card deck
(Use the cards you love to look at, we did.)
Shuffle and deal all the cards until each player has 26. Flip cards sequentially into a shared pile starting with the dealer.
Any card not costing 1,2, or 3 is powerless and play continues.
1, 2, and 3-cost cards are power cards and they can capture the pile.
When a 1-cost card is flipped, the opponent has 1 chance to flip a power card and gain control.
When a 2-cost card is flipped, the opponent has 2 chances to flip a power card and gain control.
When a 3-cost card is flipped, the opponent has 3 chances to flip a power card and gain control.
If a power card is flipped in response, the burden of power shifts immediately to the player who played the initial power card. (EXAMPLE: If the initial power card is a 3, and the first opposing card flipped is another power card, the other 2 cards are not flipped.)
If the opponent does not flip a power card in response to the original power card, the pile is gained.
Play continues until one player is out of cards.
It works really well, especially when watching the wacky combination of characters that come up. If you like playing War, you will love this. It’s a great way to enjoy those cards that always looked really cool but never made their way into a deck.