Gruff: Clash of the Battle Goats is a tactical card game of brutal goat combat. The game can be learned in just a few minutes but has a tremendous amount of depth. The box contains enough content for two players to immediately play out of the same box, but you can also combine Clash with Studio Woe’s previous game Gruff to unlock nearly limitless deck-building options and multiplayer modes.
In Clash, you take the role of a Shepherd with a custom team of Battle Goats (called Gruffs). In gameplay terms, you will choose a Shepherd card (which represents your health and other stats) and three Goat cards. In shuffle-building style, each of the Goat cards also comes with a Goat deck. Pick eight cards per Goat to create your deck of twenty-four cards.
Players take turns activating Goats, playing cards, and launching attacks at opponents. However, when a Gruff attacks, it does not deal damage until the beginning of your next turn, allowing your opponent a turn to dodge, deflect, or counterattack!
A player wins upon breaking through the enemy line of defenses and killing the enemy Shepherd—or upon successfully killing all three enemy Gruffs.