How to play Kastles the card game

If you’ve ever played a card game, you can play Kastles. It’s much more interesting than Snap!, more sociable than Patience and much, much easier to play than Bridge.

On your turn, you play cards from your hand to launch different types of attacks on your enemies, and to defend your own castle. Often, you need to play a combination of cards in order to launch an attack or defence. If you manage to play your entire hand in one go, you get to keep going (boy, now you’re angry), sometimes reducing a neighbour’s castle to rubble before they’ve even had a chance to shout ‘what have I ever done to you?’ from the battlements.

When you attack you can fire catapults to smash your enemies’ battlements and deploy saboteurs to break down their walls. You can also plant gunpowder and use flaming arrows to blow gaping holes in their defences. Rare but devastating, you may be lucky enough to command the deadly Dragon to wreak havoc on an epic scale. You will also use cards to defend your castle: rendering gunpowder attacks useless by dousing them with water, destroying catapults (or stealing them), and sending engineers to rebuild your destroyed walls. If you hold the Wizard card, you can repel a dragon attack and make the ferocious winged beast yours to command. The possibilities are endless

For those of you with more time on your hands or for people who can’t sleep here is a longer video showing a few rounds.

Additional Rules

And for that extra little kick (literally) see our player’s Additional Rules. If you have any questions please drop us a line

Some Kracking reviews

A classic

This is beyond classic card game fun! Finn and I love to destroy each other now, and he’s my son!...

Stu and Finn

5.0
2017-06-28T15:32:56+00:00

Stu and Finn

This is beyond classic card game fun! Finn and I love to destroy each other now, and he’s my son! Thank you Kastles Keeper

Really good fun

Excellent game and well worth the money. Nicely produced and fun to play

Tony - Bournmouth

5.0
2015-04-01T17:01:28+00:00

Tony - Bournmouth

Excellent game and well worth the money. Nicely produced and fun to play

A great holiday game

This is a great game if you are stuck with your parents in a caravan in Dorset. Original and fun!

Dad - Camping

5.0
2015-04-01T17:04:44+00:00

Dad - Camping

This is a great game if you are stuck with your parents in a caravan in Dorset. Original and fun!

Easy to play

So simple yet clever. I introduced it to all my friends at school now they are all playing it

George - London

5.0
2015-04-01T17:05:18+00:00

George - London

So simple yet clever. I introduced it to all my friends at school now they are all playing it

Great fun and also deeply unfair

Nothing feels better than snatching an undeserved victory from the jaws of certain defeat

Russell - Skipton

5.0
2015-04-01T17:06:49+00:00

Russell - Skipton

Nothing feels better than snatching an undeserved victory from the jaws of certain defeat
5.0
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