Collectible card games

Rangers Strike

Players 2
Random chance Some
Skill(s) required Card playing
Arithmetic
Basic Reading Ability

Rangers Strike (レンジャーズストライク Renjāzu Sutoraiku) is a Japanese trading card game created by Carddas initially based upon Toei's Super Sentai Series television franchise. It was released in 2006 in commemoration of the Super Sentai series' 30th anniversary. The game was expanded with several expansion packs, such as The Masked Rider Expansion (ザ・マスクドライダーEXP Za Masukudo Raidā EXP) collection in 2007, featuring characters from the Kamen Rider Series television franchise, and the Special Metal Edition (スペシャルメタルエディション Supesharu Metaru Edishon) in 2008 featuring characters from the Metal Hero Series television franchise. The new X Gather (クロスギャザー Kurosu Gyazā) expansions feature characters from the Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, and Metal Hero Series, and other TV series based on works by Shotaro Ishinomori (Robocon, Kikaider, Inazuman, etc.).

Game cards

There are four rarity categories: Normal, Rare, Super Rare, and Secret Rare. There are three kinds of cards: Unit Cards, Operation Cards, and Vehicle Cards, which were introduced in The Masked Rider Expansion.

Game play

To Hold Command (which enables cards of a certain category to be controlled) over a particular category, turn the card to its left side. To Release Command, turn it back.

The play sheet used in this game has a space for the deck, a space for Operation Cards, a "Power Zone", a "Command Zone", a "Rush Area", and a "Battle Area".

In order to Rush a card (bring into the Rush Area), one must Hold Command over a particular category. Each Card requires a certain number of cards in the Power Zone (the face can be up or down) to be Rushed.

Turn phases

Each turn is divided into five "Phases".

Collection

The card collection is divided into various packs:

Categories

Cards are divided into five categories, though they occasionally intertwine on the card illustrations (e.g.: the Rescue Fighter card, an Over-Technology card from Carranger, shows the Rescue Fighter healing the GaoBear and GaoPolar, which are Wild Beast cards, from Gaoranger). Furthermore, the game has also received a "Kamen Rider Series" add-on set known as The Masked Rider Expansion and a "Metal Hero" add-on set called the Special Metal Edition.

Wild Beast

Wild Beast (ワイルドビースト Wairudo Bīsuto) cards are symbolized by a red wolf's head and feature characters whose powers come from nature, animals or monsters. The Wild Beast category covers characters and items from the following series:

Super Sentai Series
Kamen Rider Series
Metal Hero Series

Earth Technology

Earth Technology (アーステクノロジー Āsu Tekunorojī) cards are symbolized by a green globe grid and feature characters whose powers come from technology created on Earth. The Earth Technology category covers characters and items from the following series and films:

Super Sentai Series
Kamen Rider Series
Metal Hero Series
Other series

Over-Technology

Over-Technology (オーバーテクノロジー Ōbā Tekunorojī) cards are symbolized by a blue atom and feature characters whose powers come from extraterrestrial, other-dimensional, or futuristic technology. The Over-Technology category covers characters and items from the following series:

Super Sentai Series
Kamen Rider Series
Metal Hero Series
Other series

Mystic Arms

Mystic Arms (ミスティックアームズ Misutikku Āmuzu) cards are symbolized by a yellow five-pointed star formed from aura comets and feature characters whose powers come from supernatural means. The Mystic Arms category covers characters from the following series and films:

Super Sentai Series
Kamen Rider Series
Metal Hero Series
Other series

Dark Alliance

Dark Alliance (ダークアライアンス Dāku Araiansu) cards are symbolized by a purple demon's eye and feature the various villains of the Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, and Metal Hero series. To date, the Dark Alliance category has covered the following:

Super Sentai Series
Kamen Rider Series
Metal Hero Series

Multi-Category

Multi-Category (マルチカテゴリ Maruchi Kategori) cards categorize characters or items that can belong in more than one of the categories Wild Beast, Earth Technology, Over Technology, Mystic Arms, and Dark Alliance. Example Multi-Category cards include:

Super Sentai Series
Kamen Rider Series
Metal Heroes Series

Most forms of Kamen Rider Double are Multi-Category cards, color-coded to the forms Kamen Rider Double takes, except for the forms that do not have a color that matches the existing categories.

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