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MMA: Combat Card Game

Review

The Short Story: Like It.


The MMA Combat Card Game is a two player game that brings the in-cage action of a mixed martial arts fight to your table. Choose from a number of theme decks, including The Brawler, Tap Out Artist, Muay Thai Specialist, and more. When you’ve got a few fights under your belt, customize your own deck. The only thing standing between you and greatness is 3 Five-minute rounds… if you can last that long!


BoardGameGeek Rating: — — MSRP:Players: 2 Ages: 12+ Playtime: 10–20 Min Publishers: Champions Cards & Games Publishing Designers: Ric Pittman & Calvin Patten Year: 2018



Concept

The MMA Combat Card Game is a two player game. It consists of three five minute rounds using decks like The Brawler, Tap Out Artist, Muay Thai Specialist and the Ground Pound Artist. Each deck consists of 50 cards. At the end of the three rounds, a winner is determined.


Quality

The cards are made from a quality card stock. They are easily bent and shuffled. The cards are standard size, roughly 2.5 x 3.5 inches, and even with the background the text can be easily read.

Artwork

All of the artwork is in MMA related. The backs of the card have an actual scene from MMA fights which adds realism to the cards. The cards are standard size, roughly 2.5 x 3.5 inches, and even with the background the text can be easily read.

Difficulty

This game is not difficult. However, the rulebook was a little hard to follow and understand. I found after going back and forth between the rules and the game I was able to fully comprehend the game.

Replayability

High



“MMA The Card Game would be great for gamers that like short, quick games. It’d also be great for those who like themed combat games and/or two-player games.” — Hacked Tabletop



In the Box

Two hundred cards split between four decks each containing fifty cards.



Final Thoughts

Our rating: 3.0
MMA The Card Game would be great for gamers that like short, quick games. It’d also be great for those who like themed combat games and/or two-player games. I found that it played closer to ten minutes max. The bonus is, it can be played several times during a 30 minute lunch break. It comes with four different decks that give players a way to change up the game from time to time. This plays a big part in replayability. Although, I found the rules a little difficult to follow and understand. But, this may change as this was a prototype copy. I was, however, able to watch a “how-to-play” video to help me fully understand the rules. The biggest concern I ran into was that there was no indicator on the different decks to determine which card went to which deck. My solution was to keep the decks in separate gaming bags. We are always looking for quick, two player games. Overall, MMA The Card Game plays well and is fun. However, it has a specific target market.

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