Welcome to our information page on Cardfight!! Vanguard. Cardfight!! Vanguard (or CFV for short) is a trading card game, produced by Japanese TCG specialists Bushiroad, based on the anime of the same name. In Japan, Cardfight!! Vanguard is quickly becoming a major player in the TCG arena, challenging established games like Duelmasters and Yu-Gi-Oh! for popularity. There's also an increasing amount of interest in the United States, Europe and elsewhere in the world - a major United Kingdom distributor has just started supplying the English Language Edition.
On this page, you'll find an introduction to Cardfight!! Vanguard, including a brief introduction to deck building, a list of Cardfight!! Vanguard releases to date, buying guides, videos and plenty more besides. Enjoy!
Cardfight!! Vanguard is currently one of the most talked about CCGs in the Far East and is quickly gaining a following in the US and elsewhere in the world.
Deck Requirements - The Basics
For a Standard Fight, your deck must consist of exactly 50 cards including exactly 16 Trigger Units. You can have no more than 4 copies of any card, and also no more than 4 cards (in total) with the heal trigger.
Watch Some Cardfight!! Vanguard
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Cardfight!! Vanguard Releases to Date
As with many TCGs, Cardfight!! Vanguard releases cards in Structure Decks, with pre-defined card lists (called Trial Decks in CF!!V) and Booster Packs, with random cards from a set. We'll hopefully bring you guides to each one soon. Here's the Japanese releases so far:
Deck 1 : Blaster Blade
Deck 2: Dragonic Overlord
Deck 3: Golden Mechanical Soldier
Deck 4: Maiden Princess of the Cherry Blossoms
Deck 5: Claw of Silver Wolf
Deck 6: Roar of Thunder Dragon
Booster 2: Onslaught of Dragon Souls
Booster 3: Demonic Lord Invasion
Booster 4: Eclipse of Illusionary Shadows
Booster 5: Awakening of Twin Blades
Booster 6: Breaker of Limits
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Basic Gameplay in Cardfight!! Vanguard
To start, each player selects a Grade 0 unit from their deck, placing it face down as their first Vanguard. They then shuffle their deck and draw 5 cards. Either player can then declare a 'Mulligan' if they don't like their hand - if they do so, they can shuffle thier hand back into their deck and draw five new cards - tihs hand MUST then be kept.
First player is then decided randomly, with the player going first being unable to attack in the first round. The goal is to inflict 6 damage points to your opponent (represented by cards in the damage zone). Each players turn proceeds through the Stand Phase, Draw Phase, Main Phase and Battle Phase. We'll bring you a fuller guide to gameplay very soon.
More Buying Options for US Cardfight!! Vanguard Fans...
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This guide to Cardfight!! Vanguard was brought to you by BSTS, a United Kingdom based toy and hobby retailer. We currently stock the Korean-Language and English-Language versions of CF!!V and offer worldwide shipping.
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