Godzilla Card Game Rampages Into Stores from Bandai
Author Bob Johnson
Official Site: Chrono Clash System
Special Thanks to Mitsuha Minaminaka and Yoshito Moteki of Bandai Co., Ltd.
In September of 2019, Bandai released a new card game based on the King of the Monsters, Godzilla. The game was designed and created by Ryan Miller and runs on the new Chrono Clash game system.
Instead of traditional turn-based play, in this system players share a power resource track, moving the token back and forth based on the power value of the cards they play. The position of the token determines when play passes to the other player.
The game includes four pre-constructed 50-card decks (one deck for each player) plus a 16-card sideboard, as well as 24 double-sized cards, 4 turn sequence cards, 4 play mats, and a multi-language play manual. The Godzilla card game is intended for 2 to 4 players, ages 6 and up, and takes about half an hour to play.
The cards make up three categories; Battlers (which represent the characters on a player’s team), Actions (one-shot cards with devastating effects) and Extra Deck Battler (cards so powerful that they are played from a separate deck. They are hard to summon, but could be critical for victory).
The cards feature art of Godzilla and all his monster friends and foes up to, and including, GODZILLA FINAL WARS. Box art and cards are nice enough that even if you don’t play card games, you will want this just for display. All art was provided by a line up of artists from Bandai.
SciFi Japan’s Bob Johnson was able to interview designer Ryan Miller for his Planet 8 Podcast. The interview can be found in the Halloween episode, at this link or on any site where podcasts can be found. Ryan discusses planning and designing the game, as well as working with Bandai and has tips on how to play the game. Plus there is plenty of Godzilla talk!
Fans of the game can also check out this trailer!