Cricket Attax - The IPL Trading Card Collection
Welcome to our guide to Cricket Attax. For every cricket fan, Cricket Attax is the must-have collectible trading card game, launched in 2011 and with a second series in 2012, featuring all your favourite players from the Indian Premier League. Cricket Attax allows you to re-create all the action from the world's premier Twenty20 competition. All of the biggest names in the IPL are present in card form, giving you the opportunity to lead your cricketing heroes on a path to glory against your opponents.
On this page you'll find a guide to the Cricket Attax rules, card lists, pictures, videos, links to more information and much more besides. Don't forget to vote in our Cricket Attax poll and tell us about your collection on our guestbook too. Enjoy!
Cricket Attax Returns in 2012 - Cricket Attax 2012 has launched, featuring all the stars from the latest installment of the IPL. Further down the page, you'll find a complete list of all the cards in the 2012 Series. This year, the cards will be again sold in packs of 5 for Rs.15 each. There's a basic starter pack at Rs.99 containing 15 cards, a collector's box and a mega pitch. Then there's the deluxe starter pack with Rs.349 with 25 Cards plus a special limited edition Sachin Tendulkar card, deluxe game guide, mega pitch, binder and collector's poster.
Brand-new Cricket Attax is the only official Trading Card Game of the IPL and is currently exclusively available in India.
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Picking Your Squad
To play Cricket Attax, you'll need to pick your team of players. As you'd expect, just like in a real game of Twenty20, you'll need to select eleven players for action.
The 11 players must include at least one each of Batsmen, Bowler, Wicket Keeper and All-Rounder cards. You can't have any more than one of any player in your team - no playing with five Sachins ;) You must also have one Powerplay card.
If you're playing seriously, you should also include the following rules - no more than two players from any of the franchises, only one captain card plus either a Star Player or Auction Star plus one Special Player card, eg Man of the Match, Hat Trick Hero, etc (but remember that you can't have the same player twice - even if there is a regular card and a special player card of the same player).
Cricket Attax in Video
If you've still to grab a glimpse of the new cards, here's some of the latest videos uploaded to Youtube...
Basic Gameplay of Cricket Attax
1) Toss a coin - the winner decides if they want to bat or bowl first
2) The bowler chooses one of their cards, the batsman chooses one of theirs.
3) Compare the bowler's bowling score with the batsman's batting score. If the bowler wins, it's a wicket (no runs). If the batsman wins, the batting side score the number of runs indicated on the card. Record the result on the scorecard. (If it's a tie, the card with the highest 'runs' total wins, then proceed as before)
4) The winner of that round selects their card first in the next round, and play progresses until all eleven cards are used by the batting side.
5) Add up the total score, then switch over to see how the other player gets on.
6) Just like real cricket, the team that scores the most runs wins.
We mentioned a couple of other card types earlier. Here's how they work:
Hat Trick Heroes - if a hat-trick hero bowler takes a wicket, they take another two too, just like an action-packed real-life hat-trick. The bowling player selects one of the remaining face-down batsmen (without looking at the front of the cards) and adds it to the wickets pile. The batting player then adds one further batsman to the wickets pile. Record all three wickets on the scorecard.
Powerplay - once per innings, you can play a powerplay card to increase the batting or bowling stat of your player by 5. The team on the powerplay card must match the team of the player being boosted.
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The 2012 Card List - A Note
In this section, you will find a complete list of Cricket Attax Cards for the 2012 series. A quick note though. I'm a huge cricket fan, but I'm not from India - so I don't know some of the domestic Indian players. If I've made any mistakes with any of their names - firstly sorry - and secondly, please let me know in the comments section above and I'll fix them as soon as I can.
2012 Cricket Attax - Regular Team Cards
MS Dhoni - Captain
Dwaraha Ravi Teja
Kumar Sangakkara - Captain
Virender Sehwag - Captain
Roelof Van Der Merwe
Adam Gilchrist - Captain
Guatam Gambhir - Captain
Ryan Ten Doeschate
Shakib Al Hasam
Laxmi Ratam Shuhla
Sachin Tendulkar - Captain
Abu Nechim Ahmed
Yuvraj Singh - Captain
Rahul Dravid - Captain
Dishant Harendra Yagnik
Daniel Vettori - Captain
Johan Van Der Wath
Jamaludoin Syed Mohammad
AB De Villiers
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A brand new poll for 2012. Simply click to vote - you don't need to give any details to take part.
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Special Cards in Cricket Attax 2012
IPL 4 Hat-trick Hero
IPL 4 Awards
IPL 4 Centurions
IPL 4 Purple Cap Winner
IPL 4 Orange Cap Winner
IPL 4 Golden Player
Man of the Match
AB De Villiers
Kings XI Punjab
Kolkata Knight Riders
Pune Warriors India
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Other Special Cards
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Look out for Transfer & Auction Cards later in the year
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