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PAC-MAN: The Card Game

PAC-MAN: The Card Game lets fans of the pioneering ’80s arcade game play in analog.

First released by Namco in 1980, Pac-Man was an immediate hit with gamers and an entry point for many new video-game enthusiasts. Now, UK-based Steamforged Games brings the arcade hit to tabletops in the form of a new card game aptly titled, PAC-MAN: The Card Game.

Designed for two to eight players ages seven and older, the card game uses much the same strategy as the video game: collect as many points as possible before being eliminated by a ghost. Players earn points by collecting PAC-DOTs and fruit and use special power-up cards to gain an advantage. Games run up to 25 minutes–ideal for players who may not want to spend the entire night on a single game.

Company: Steamforged Games | Available: November 13, 2020 | Price: $9.95 USD

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