About the game
Mutation Wars is a volatile (turbulent, inconstant, unpredictable) card game where every turn can change the dynamic.
Simple to learn and play for 2 to 5 players from ages 9 – 99. Playtime is dependent on the number of players — as well as experience — the more you play the game, the quicker you CAN play. There are a lot of different cards to use and understand!
"A perfect way to spend time with friends in a light-hearted, creature-building, card game. Easy to learn rules and logical gameplay overlay a surprisingly rich layer of strategic depth."
How to win (you want to win, right?)
In Mutation Wars, you and your opponents are competing to be the first to develop a Behemoth creature!
The Behemoth requires four bodies (tiles) and six body parts (cards attached to the tiles) and must also have a color-matching body part on each of the external bodies. Should multiple players create a Behemoth in the same turn and have them survive to the end of the turn, a final round of battle will determine who is the winner.
Figure 1 | Example of a Behemoth creature (develop something like this and you could win!)
Starting the game
All players begin with an incomplete creature — these can be at various stages of development depending on how long you want to play. As the game advances you will build upon your creature, sabotage the creatures of your opponents and train your creature in battle.
A typical turn in Mutation Wars:
- Cards are dealt to all players — one each from the Body Part, Mutate and Battle card decks
- Build or Mutate Phase — players can use their Body Part cards to add a body part to their creature, purchase a new body (tile) with Body Part cards or use their Mutate cards to change their creature, change their opponent's creatures or affect all creatures for the current turn
- Battle Phase — players can attack other creatures in an attempt to steal their Mutate and Battle cards; players can use their Battle cards to help them increase their stats and thus their possibility of winning
- Cleanup Phase — the player with the turn token can exchange three Mutate cards or three Battle cards for one Body Part card