DRAGON PUNCH card game Kickstarter Edition in sturdy travel wallet
DRAGON PUNCH: a tiny fighting game you can play anywhere!
DRAGON PUNCH is a tiny 10-minute fighting game for 2 players, inspired by video games like the Street Fighter series. It’s all about trying outwit your opponent with the timing and positioning of your attacks and defences.
The game was designed to be super-portable: it's just 21 cards so it'll fit in any pocket, and you play it entirely in your hand, so it doesn't require a table or other playing surface. Take it anywhere, play it anywhere!
In Dragon Punch, both players have a hand of 6 basic fighting cards, plus one unique character card. Each card contains 2 moves. Each turn, both players simultaneously choose and reveal a move to play. The moves are compared to determine which, if any, are successful.
No single move is the best: a Block might prevent an Attack, a quick Attack would interrupt a slow one, but a slow throw can't be Blocked. It's all about timing and reading your opponent. There are also Evades and different attack locations, and gaining the Initiative can make all your attacks super-fast for one turn.
If you get hit, you must upgrade some of your basic moves. Your basic moves are your health, and losing health unlocks your choice of more furious moves. At the end of every turn you also flip your played card to the back of your hand, making it temporarily unavailable. This upgrading and flipping of moves keeps the match-up between you and your opponent in constant flux, making every turn unique.
Win the round by making your opponent lose all their health. The first to win two rounds is the winner!
Rules and cards in English language.