Ambush Game

How To Play Ambush

Ambush Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 4
Play Time
20 MIN
Are you a light hearted party gamer or have friends that love serious battle card games with special abilities? Ambush is a mix between the two and everyone will have a blast playing this crazy game. Getting to yell AMBUSH is the best part of this game since pure chaos ensues after. If you can damage and destroy all your opponent's castles before your castle gets destroyed then you'll become the game winner. Lots of luck, skill and fun entertainment here.

Ambush is a quick playing card game with some unique aspects to it. Inside the game box you'll find some very unique damage trackers where you'll spin the wheels to keep track of the score. Each card has special abilities and powers so you'll want to learn these to have a strategic edge against your opponents. Be sure to grab a copy of Ambush today and add it to your gaming closet.

Board Game Capital's Review:
You've probably heard the saying that big things come in small packages. When we opened this medium sized game box, we found a tiny game inside. You'll get a deck of 52 cards and four rather unique score keepers. You could probably fit five of these games inside this box. However, this is a big game in terms of fun, strategy, luck and mayhem.

AmbushWe felt like the creators of the game very successfully mixed some gaming mechanics in a way that created a very different and entertaining card game. Ambush appeals to the hard core battling card game crowd as well as the party going grab all the cards you can crowd. We loved this! The suspense of not completely knowing what is on the table is brilliant, yelling AMBUSH is exhilarating and penalizing someone's false ambush is very rewarding. We thought our games had a sense of light strategy, lots of luck and goofy suspension. This game definitely tailors to multiple styles of gamers and does it well.

Ok, so now that we told you this game is awesome and that you should probably get your own copy, here are a few minor issues we had with the game. Keep in mind these are just our opinions, and don't detract from the fun of the game. We already mentioned number one, the box is really big for what's inside. It's sturdy and nicely built but a tad big and very simple on the graphics (no basic information on the sides of the box).

Number two; we felt the cards were really wordy and even hard to read at times against like-color backgrounds. Icons instead of text here might have helped get away from small paragraphs. Inconsistent locations for damage on the cards kept you on the hunt. Graphics on the cards are very original and well done - it just felt like the words were thrown on last minute. Learning all the abilities and strategy to actually play this game will take time as there is a lot to remember on each card - no worries though because it's on each card. The first game is really slow and strategically confusing since you really have to accustom yourself with what each card does.

AmbushSome other good things we haven't mentioned are the super cool damage trackers. Those are just awesome. We loved how useful and small they were. They worked flawlessly! Rules are very well written though again a little wordy and lack pictorial examples. Quality of all gaming components is good and nothing feels super cheap.

This is a really fun game and looks more serious than it really is. We played this a few times and each round was more and more fun. This is a card game that you'll want to have in your gaming collection because it so nicely blends a battle cards game with a free for all grabbing party game. Hats off to the game creators for this brilliant move.
The game Ambush should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • 52 Cards
  • 4 Damage Dials
  • Official Ambush Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
If you can manage to be the last castle standing while wiping out your opponent's castles then you'll win.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Ambush rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Ambush. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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