Rangers Strike

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Rangers Strike
Designer(s) Toei Company
Publisher(s) Carddas
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[edit]

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.

  • Unit Cards are divided into four sizes: Small (warriors), Medium (individual mecha), Large (mecha combinations), and Extra Large (mecha carriers).
    • If a Unit Card has a Strike Point mark of "1", it can deliver damage. If it has an SP mark of "!", It can use an attack which is described in the card text. If it has no mark, it cannot Strike.
  • Operation Cards involve Sentai related powers. They can be "Stationary" (the operation is in effect for as long as the card is in use) or "Counter" (can be used during your opponent's turn).
  • Vehicle cards allow small Unit Cards to be "mounted".

Game play[edit]

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[edit]

Each turn is divided into five "Phases".

  • In the Start Phase, you draw one card from your deck.
  • In the Charge Phase, you can place a card in the Power Zone, Hold/Release Command, or even activate an Operation card.
  • In the Rush Phase, you bring a card to the Rush Area (you should be Holding Command over that card's category).
  • In the Battle Phase, you bring a card to the Battle Area and attack your opponent. Cards that are bested in Battle Points are considered "struck", and must be removed from the sheet.
  • In the End Phase, you end your turn.

Collection[edit]

The card collection is divided into various packs:

  • Legend 1: "Rebirth of Heroes" (英雄の再誕 Eiyuu no Saitan?): The first pack, which launched the game.
  • Legend 2: "Two Dark Knights" (二人の黒騎士 Futari no Kuro Kishi?): The second pack, which introduced the "Dark Alliance" cards.
  • Legend 3: "Past, Present, and Future Lions" (三界の獅子 Sangai no Shishi?): The third pack, which introduced the Secret Rare Cards.
    • Thundering Wings: DaiTanken Deck: contains an action card of DaiTanken.
    • Silver Adventurer: BoukenSilver Deck: contains an action card of BoukenSilver.
  • Legend 4: "Awakening of Four Leaders" (四雄の覚醒 Shiyū no Kakusei?): The fourth pack, which introduced the Ranger power-ups and launched the VS Series cards.
  • Legend 5: "Five Fierce-Scaled Dragons" (五龍の激鱗 Goryū no Gekirin?): The fifth pack, which introduced new versions of existing cards and added Gekiranger.
  • The Masked Rider Expansion (ザ・マスクドライダーEXP Za Masukudo Raidā Ekusupanshon?): A pack that introduces the Kamen Rider Series' characters into the game.
  • Legend 6: "Return of Six Red Soldiers" (赤き六戦士の帰還 Akaki Roku Senshi no Kikan?): The sixth pack features rereleases of 6 prior Red Warrior's cards like Vul Eagle and the three characters portrayed by actress Machiko Soga (Queen Hedrian in Denziman and Sun Vulcan, Witch Bandora in Zyuranger, and Arch Heavenly Saint Magiel in Magiranger).
  • The Masked Rider Expansion Vol. 2 (ザ・マスクドライダーEXP Vol.2 Za Masukudo Raidā Ekusupanshon Vol.2?): This expansion introduces the various villains from the Kamen Rider Series as well as Riders from Kamen Rider The Next and from the second half of Kamen Rider Den-O and its movie.
  • Reviver (リヴァイバー Rivaibā?): A re-release of cards from Legends 1 through 4.
  • Belt Collection Box (ベルトコレクションBOX Beruto Korekushon Bokkusu?): A special boxed set that includes solely the Henshin Belts of all of the lead Kamen Riders up to Den-O (this excludes 2, Riderman, ZO, J, and all of the non-eponymous Riders of the Heisei Series).
  • Special Metal Edition (スペシャルメタルエディション Supesharu Metaru Edishon?): This expansion introduces the characters from the Metal Hero series, which includes the Space Sheriffs Gavan, Sharivan, and Shaider, as well as other entries into the franchise such as Juukou B-Fighter.
  • Legend 7: "The Seven Ninjas' Flame Camp" (七忍の炎陣 Shichinin no Enjin?): The seventh pack focuses on the ninja-themed series, Kakuranger and Hurricaneger and introduces characters from Go-onger into the game.
  • The Masked Rider Expansion Vol.3: This expansion introduces characters from Kamen Rider Kiva and the various movies of the Heisei era's Kamen Riders, including Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka.
  • Legend 8: Ultimate Eight Gods (究極の八神 Kyūkyoku no Hasshin?): The eighth pack introduces the Go-on Wings, villains from Go-onger, and Sentai robos introduced in Heisei era Super Sentai films, such as Engine Dai-Shogun and Tenrai Senpuujin.
  • The Masked Rider Expansion Vol.4: This expansion introduces Riders from the rest of Kamen Rider Kiva as well as those from its film Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World and villains from Kamen Rider Stronger, BLACK RX, and Kiva.
  • Legend 9: Blue Wings of Nine (蒼九の翼 Sōkyū no Tsubasa?): The ninth pack introduces characters from the 2009 Super Sentai Series Samurai Sentai Shinkenger as well as cards from J.A.K.Q., Jetman, Megaranger, Gaoranger, Dekaranger, Magiranger, Boukenger, and Go-onger.
  • "XGather: The First Encount" (クロスギャザー ザ・ファーストエンカウント Kurosu Gyazā: Za Fāsuto Enkaunto?): The XGather (pronounced as "Cross Gather") packs are the first of the Rangers Strike Expansions that encompass all of the previous tokusatsu series and adds new series that were created by Shotaro Ishinomori. The pack features cards from Kamen Rider Decade, Blade, Amazon, Super-1, Skyrider, ZX, Shinkenger, Turboranger, Spielban, Shaider, Winspector, Solbrain, B-Fighter, BF Kabuto, and Moero!! Robocon. The expansion also introduces the Multi-Category (マルチカテゴリ Maruchi Kategori?) cards.
  • "XGather: The Dragon Tiger" (クロスギャザー ザ・ドラゴンタイガー Kurosu Gyazā: Za Doragon Taigā?): This second XGather expansion introduces characters from Android Kikaider and Kamen Rider W, and also features cards from Super-1, Gavan, Dynaman, Shaider, Jiban, Winspector, Fiveman, Solbrain, Dairanger, Blue SWAT, B-Fighter, BF Kabuto, Gingaman, Robotack, GoGoFive, Kuuga, Agito, Ryuki, 555, Blade, Dekaranger, Hibiki, Kabuto, Den-O, Gekiranger, Decade (including its film), and Shinkenger. There are also a series of cards dedicated to Hiroshi Miyauchi.
  • "XGather: The Double Impact" (クロスギャザー ザ・Wインパクト Kurosu Gyazā: Za Daburu Inpakuto?): "The Double Impact" introduces more characters from W and from Inazuman, in addition to Kamen Rider, Gavan, Ohranger, Carranger, BF Kabuto, Kabutack, Gaoranger, Decade, and Shinkenger. There are also a series of cards dedicated to Akiji Kobayashi.
  • "XGather: The Jet Accel" (クロスギャザー ザ・ジェットアクセル Kurosu Gyazā: Za Jetto Akuseru?): "The Jet Accel" introduces characters from Shinkenger, W, Goseiger, and Kyoudai Ken Byclosser.
  • "XGather: The Ticket Breakers" (クロスギャザー ザ・チケットブレイカーズ Kurosu Gyazā: Za Chiketto Bureikāzu?): "The Ticket Breakers" features more characters from W, Goseiger, the Cho-Den-O Trilogy, and Kikaider 01.
  • "XGather: The Gigantech Titan" (クロスギャザー ザ・ギガンテックタイタン Kurosu Gyazā: Za Gigantekku Taitan?): "The Gigantech Titan" features characters from the Cho-Den-O Trilogy, Kamen Rider OOO, and Daitetsujin 17.
  • "XGather: The Best Partner" (クロスギャザー ザ・ベストパートナー Kurosu Gyazā: Za Besuto Pātonā?): "The Best Partner" features characters from Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate, OOO, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, and new "XCards" (クロスカード Kurosu Kādo?) where two related characters are featured on the same card.

Categories[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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
  • The Black Cross Army (黒十字軍 Kuro Jūjigun?) of Himitsu Sentai Gorenger.
  • The Vader Clan (ベーダー一族 Bēdā Ichizoku?) of Denshi Sentai Denziman
  • Machine Empire Black Magma (機械帝国ブラックマグマ Kikai Teikoku Burakku Maguma?) of Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan
  • Tail-Bearing People's Clan Jashinka Empire (有尾人一族ジャシンカ帝国 Yūbijin Ichizoku Jashinka Teikoku?) of Kagaku Sentai Dynaman
  • Neo Empire Gear (新帝国ギア Shin Teikoku Gia?) of Choudenshi Bioman
  • Great Star Group Gozma (大星団ゴズマ Daiseidan Gozuma?) of Dengeki Sentai Changeman
  • Reconstructive Experiment Empire Mess (改造実験帝国メス Kaizō Jikken Teikoku Mesu?) of Choushinsei Flashman
  • Underground Empire Tube (地底帝国チューブ Chitei Teikoku Chūbu?) of Hikari Sentai Maskman
  • Silver Imperial Army Zone (銀帝軍ゾーン Ginteigun Zōn?) of Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman
  • Dimensional War Group Vyram (次元戦団バイラム Jigen Sendan Bairamu?) of Choujin Sentai Jetman
  • The Bandora Gang (バンドーラ一味 Bandōra Ichimi?) of Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger
  • The Gorma Tribe (ゴーマ族 Gōma Zoku?) of Gosei Sentai Dairanger
  • The Youkai Corps (妖怪軍団 Yōkai Gundan?) of Ninja Sentai Kakuranger
  • Machine Empire Baranoia (マシン帝国バラノイア Mashin Teikoku Baranoia?) of Chouriki Sentai Ohranger
  • Space Bōsōzoku Bowzock (宇宙暴走族ボーゾック Uchū Bōsōzoku Bōzokku?) of Gekisou Sentai Carranger
  • The Psyma Clan (災魔一族 Saima Ichizoku?) of Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive
  • Ogre Tribe Org (鬼族オルグ Onizoku Orugu?) of Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger
  • Space-Ninja Group Jakanja (宇宙忍群ジャカンジャ Uchū Ningun Jakanja?) of Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger
  • Invasion's Garden Evolien (侵略の園エヴォリアン Shinryaku no Sono Evorian?) of Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger
  • Space Criminals Alienizer (宇宙犯罪者アリエナイザー Uchū Hanzaisha Arienaizā?) of Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
  • Underground Hades Empire Infershia (地底冥府インフェルシア Chitei Meifu Inferushia?) of Mahou Sentai Magiranger
  • The Negative Syndicates (ネガティブシンジケート Negatibu Shinjikēto?) of GoGo Sentai Boukenger
  • Confrontation Beast-Fist Akugata (臨獣拳アクガタ Rin Jūken Akugata?) of Juken Sentai Gekiranger
  • Barbaric Machine Clan Gaiark (蛮機族ガイアーク Bankizoku Gaiaku?) of Engine Sentai Go-Onger
  • The Gedoushu (外道衆 Gedōshū?) of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.
  • Space Empire Zangyack (宇宙帝国ザンギャック Uchū Teikoku Zangyakku?) of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.
Kamen Rider Series
  • Shocker (ショッカー Shokkā?) of Kamen Rider
  • Gel-Shocker (ゲルショッカー Geru Shokkā?) of Kamen Rider
  • Destron (デストロン Desutoron?) of Kamen Rider V3
  • The Government Of Darkness Secret Order (GOD秘密機関 Goddo Himitsu Kikan?) of Kamen Rider X
  • Black Satan (ブラックサタン Burakku Satan?) and the Delza Army (デルザー軍団 Deruzā Gundan?) of Kamen Rider Stronger
  • The Badan Empire (バダン帝国 Badan Teikoku?) of Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!! (Kamen Rider ZX)
  • Gorgom (ゴルゴム Gorugomu?) of Kamen Rider Black
  • The Crisis Empire (クライシス帝国 Kuraishisu Teikoku?) of Kamen Rider Black RX
  • Century King Shadow Moon (世紀王シャドームーン Seiki Ō Shadō Mūn?) of Kamen Rider Black and Kamen Rider Black RX
  • Doras (ドラス Dorasu?) of Kamen Rider ZO
  • Fog Mother (フォッグマザー Foggu Mazā?) of Kamen Rider J
  • The Gurongi Tribe (グロンギ族 Gurongi Zoku?) of Kamen Rider Kuuga
  • The Lords (ロード Rōdo?) of Kamen Rider Agito
  • The Orphnoch (オルフェノク Orufenoku?) of Kamen Rider 555
  • The Undead (アンデッド Andeddo?) of Kamen Rider Blade
  • The Worms (ワーム Wāmu?) of Kamen Rider Kabuto
  • The Imagin (イマジン Imajin?) of Kamen Rider Den-O
  • Kamen Rider Gaoh (仮面ライダーガオウ Kamen Raidā Gaō?) of Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born!
  • Negataros/Kamen Rider Nega Den-O (ネガタロス/仮面ライダーネガ電王 Negatarosu/Kamen Raidā Nega Den'ō?) of Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka
  • Kamen Rider Yuuki (仮面ライダー幽汽 Kamen Raidā Yūki?) of Saraba Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown
  • The Arms Monsters (アームズモンスター Āmuzu Monsutā?) of Kamen Rider Kiva
  • Kamen Rider Arc (仮面ライダーアーク Kamen Raidā Āku?) of Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World
Metal Hero Series
  • The Neros Empire (ネロス帝国 Nerosu Teikoku?) of Choujinki Metalder
  • The Youma Clan (妖魔一族 Yōma Ichizoku?) of Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya
  • Gun Gibson (ガンギブソン Gan Gibuson?) of Tokusou Robo Janperson
  • Other-Dimensional Invasion Army Jamahl (異次元侵略軍団ジャマール Ijigen Shinryaku Gundan Jamāru?) of Juukou B-Fighter

Multi-Category[edit]

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
  • Change Dragon (チェンジドラゴン Chenji Doragon?, Mystic Arms & Earth Technology)
  • Geki Red (ゲキレッド Geki Reddo?, Wild Beast & Mystic Arms)
  • Go-on Red (ゴーオンレッド Gōon Reddo?, Wild Beast & Over Technology)
  • Dark Magic Horse Valkyon (魔導馬バリキオン Madōba Barikion?, Mystic Arms & Dark Alliance)
Kamen Rider Series
  • Kamen Rider Abyss (仮面ライダーアビス Kamen Raidā Abisu?, Wild Beast & Dark Alliance)
  • Kamen Rider Kuuga Rising Ultimate (仮面ライダークウガRU Kamen Raidā Kūga Raijingu Arutimetto?, Mystic Arms & Dark Alliance)
Metal Heroes Series
  • B-Fighter Kabuto (ビーファイターカブト Bī Faitā Kabuto?, Wild Beast & Earth Technology)

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.

  • Kamen Rider Double CycloneJoker (仮面ライダーW・CJ Kamen Raidā Daburu Saikuron Jōkā?, Earth Technology & Dark Alliance)
  • Kamen Rider Double HeatMetal (仮面ライダーW・HM Kamen Raidā Daburu Hīto Metaru?, Wild Beast)
  • Kamen Rider Double LunaTrigger (仮面ライダーW・LT Kamen Raidā Daburu Runa Torigā?, Mystic Arms & Over Technology)
  • Kamen Rider Double FangJoker (仮面ライダーW・FJ Kamen Raidā Daburu Fangu Jōkā?, Dark Alliance)
  • Kamen Rider Double CycloneCyclone (仮面ライダーW・CC Kamen Raidā Daburu Saikuron Saikuron?, Earth Technology)
  • Kamen Rider Double JokerJoker (仮面ライダーW・JJ Kamen Raidā Daburu Jōkā Jōkā?, Dark Alliance)

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