TC’s Rockets is a local San Diego comic, game, and toy store. Under our category of games, we sell board games and card games! Let’s dive into some of our most popular fan-favorite card games.
Similar to Eldritch Horror, Arkham Horror is another cooperative game introduced by Fantasy Flight Games. The news of the release of this card game was leaked, which brought that much more anticipation to owning your own copy. This card game may have stayed popular due to the gameplay strategy by creators, by constantly releasing expansions, almost once a month!
This card game was released as a card game for teams in 2018. It is recommended for at least 4 players, but can also support gameplay for up to 8 players. Teams compete against each other by guessing which codenames in a set are related to the hint-word provided by their “spymaster.” This game is great for group settings because it can be played for 15 – 30 minutes, or for hours of fun. There are many sequels to this game. One of our favorites here at TC’s Rockets is the Harry Potter edition, released in 2018, in which players must work together to reveal all the right cards before they run out of time. Other customer favorites include Codenames: The Simpsons Family Edition and Disney Family Edition!
The fast-paced action-filled card game Killer Bunnies is a classic, kill or be killed scenario. You must try to keep as many of your Bunnies alive as possible, while simultaneously trying to eliminate all of your opponent’s Bunnies. There are three main Killer Bunnies game titles: Quest, Conquest, and Kinder, all of which can be played separately or combined together for a crazy game. Created by Jeffery Neil Bellinger, a San Diego native, this game is near and dear to our hearts here at TC’s Rockets.
A humorous take on role-playing games, Munchkin has become a household favorite. This deck card game is run by immature role players, playing only to “win,” by having the most powerful character possible. Players are encouraged to use unfair tactics against others due to their inherently competitive nature. In 2001 it won the Origins Award for Best Traditional Card Game, which led to several expansion packs and sequels. Some of the most popular expansions we carry at TC’s Rockets include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rick and Morty, Disney, and even Wizard of Oz.
A traditional set of Bicycle playing cards are exactly that to us, traditional. However, to people of the past, our current 52 dual-colored deck is foreign. The origins of some of the most significant features of a standard card back can be dated hundreds of years in the past. The precise origin of playing cards is something that is still debated today! Some say they were used before 1000AD in Asia as a form of “play money.’ Since then playing cards have traveled all around the world.
This 3D combination puzzle was a pioneer of its kind. Originally dubbed the ‘Magic Cube,” it was created in 1974 by the Hungarian professor of architecture, Erno Rubik, whom the game is named after. As of January 2009, 350 million cubes had been sold worldwide, landing the Rubik’s Cube its spot as the world’s top-selling game. An internal pivot mechanism allows each face of the cube to turn independently. The original classic game had six faces covered by nine stickers, with each side being its own solid color. Even though this game reached its peak of fame, many speedcubers have worked hard, practicing similar puzzles.