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Family Guide to Marvel Snap (Age Rating PEGI 12)

Marvel Snap is an undemanding collectable card game where you build decks of Marvel heroes to go head-to-head with other players. Play involves choosing just 12 cards from the 100's available, ensuring they work together in your battle. It's a game that stands out for the small size of your chosen deck and how the playfield offers different benefits in specific locations each round.

You assemble your Marvel dream team from a roster of cards featuring all the heroes and villains. Each battle is designed to be fast-paced and highly strategic and feels different not only because of who you are fighting.

The basic premise is placing cards to gain a higher attack value than your opponents cards in each of the three location tracks. Play focuses both on the selection and upgrading of cards in your deck as well as effectively playing them. Each card has an energy cost to play. They also interact with other cards in various ways. Finally, playing them in certain slots of the board can grant additional benefits.

Age Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate violence.

Account required for online play that has 18 years old as minimum age. The game doesn't let you play unless you are 13 or older. You also need to be of an age where you can enter into a legal contract. This is commonly 18 years old. If you are under 18 years old you need "parent or legal guardian to read and agree to the terms and conditions.


Marvel Snap is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. To get the best and most interesting cards players are likely to want to spend some real money.

Gold: Reward from completing levels. But to get more you need to purchase with real money.

Credits: Rewards from the completing missions and weekly challenges. You can get more Credits by using Gold. They are used to purchase Cards and Season Passes.

Cosmic Cubes: Earned by winning games, and let you advance your level through the game. The Snap part of the game is the ability to place bets and gamble on the outcome of the game. The items you win don't have real-world value so don't technically count as gambling in terms of legislation.

Cards: You can purchase individual cards and special variants of cards with Gold in the store, priced according to rarity.

Season Pass: You don't need to pay anything to play through the first Season Pass, although to play a second season with the best cards you need to pay.


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Andy Robertson is the editor of AskAboutGames and has written for national press and broadcast about video games and families for over 15 years. He has just published the Taming Gaming book with its Family Video Game Database.