Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth: How to Play Queen’s Blood Card Game

Final Fantasy fanatics will be happy to hear there is a new card game called Queen’s Blood in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Here’s how it works.

Throughout the Final Fantasy series, there have been a number of card games and mini-games. The most famous is undoubtedly Triple Triad from Final Fantasy 8 and Final Fantasy 14. In Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, we are treated to a new game called Queen’s Blood. However, the rules are very new and unique to the series. Below, we explain how it works, including tips and tricks to win.

What Is Queen’s Blood in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth?

Queen’s Blood is an intricate and strategic card game set within the expansive world of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. The game involves placing cards on a 5×3 grid, where each card has unique abilities and influences certain tiles on the board relative to its position. It is available through optional tournaments and encounters with characters from the game’s story.

Players can use cards to control spaces, buff or debuff other cards, and get the highest points across the board. The game slowly expands its strategic options by introducing new cards with interesting abilities. Players will be able to collect new cards to bolster their decks and improve their chances of winning.

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How to Play Queen’s Blood in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

In Queen’s Blood, the objective is to amass points by controlling rows on the board. You start with five cards, with each card having a point value and pictogram indicating which tiles on the board it can affect. Each card’s points contribute to the total for each row. Controlling a row means those points go towards your final score. Ultimately, the player with the highest total score wins the game.

As you place cards on the board, you expand the area where you can play more cards and increase your capabilities to play cards of higher value. Cards come with a cost represented by pawns. You’ll need at least one pawn on a tile to place a card there. When you place a card, it can add pawns to adjacent tiles, enabling you to play additional or higher-cost cards in those new spaces.

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Some cards can buff or debuff other cards on the board, affecting their point values or removing them from the game. It all depends on where you position it, which is where the strategy comes in. For example, one card might affect the tiles directly to its right and below it, while another could influence tiles in all cardinal directions.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Queen’s Blood Tactics

The best tactic in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth’s Queen’s Blood is to aggressively move as far right across the board as quickly as possible. If you can get three places across quickly you will have control of the center of the board, and from here you should try to take a second lane and use it to shield your cards.

In most cases, occupying more card positions puts you in a better position to win the game. Additionally, once you have shielded a lane, thinking more strategically about which point cards will get you the win is easier.

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Ultimately, you should play high-risk and aggressive moves. This is because almost all Queen’s Blood competitions and matches have no consequences for losing. If you find yourself losing, simply pause and restart the game to try again. That’s everything you need to know about playing Queen’s Blood in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. For more Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth guides, check out our Guide Hub.