## Introduction

Triple Triad is a card came from Final Fantasy VIII.

It's played on a 3x3 grid, and each player chooses 5 cards when the game starts. The game ends when every space is taken, and the winner is the one with the most cards of his/her color. It's also possible to draw. By convention, your color is blue, and your opponent's is red.

## Play Triple Triad on FFXIV

First, you'll have to complete a tutorial to learn how to play. Then, you'll be able to challenge various NPCs around Eorzea. Those who want to play have a specific icon above their head, which changes once you defeat them. However, some NPCs won't have any icons because they're 'hidden'. Check out the "NPC Location" page to find them!

It should be noted that you can also challenge other players, but you won't be able to get a card from them if you win - but feel free to bet a few Gils :3.

You need at least 5 cards to play. You can also create 5 different decks, that you can name as you please.

When you start a game against an opponent, you have 30 seconds to choose one of your decks.

The player who starts is chosen randomly. Then, each player has 30 seconds to put a card on the grid. It'll be the other player's turn, and so on and so forth.

To take an opponent's card, the side of your card must have a higher number than the other card. Let me show you an example:

Provided the second card is already on the grid, in the middle, you can only take it with your Chocobo if you place it on the left, because 7 > 5. You couldn't take it any other way. If you put it on the top space, for example, you'd confront a 2 with another 2.

Usually, a game is simple, but rules can change the way you play.

## Deck restrictions

There are a few restrictions when building a deck if you don't have a lot of cards.

**You possess less than 30 different cards**: your deck can only contain cards of 1-star rarity, and is limited to one card of a higher rarity (2-stars or higher). In this case, you could have 4 cards from #1 (Dodo) to #20 (Moogle), and only one card from #21 (Siren) to #80 (Lightning).

**You possess between 30 and 59 different cards**: your deck can contain any number of 2-stars or less, and only one card with 3 stars or higher.

**You possess 60 different cards or more**: your deck can contain any number of 3-stars or less, and only one card with 4 stars or higher.

## Various rules

### All Open

By default, you can only see your own cards. This rule allows you to see your opponent's cards as well, helping you to plan your moves more easily.

### Three Open

As for All Open, you can see some of your Opponent's cards, but only 3 of them, at random.

### Same

This rule allows you to take two or more cards when touching sides have the same value. For example:

Here, the Pudding and Chocobo cards are already on the grid. The opponent decides to put a Spriggan between the two of them. Thanks to the Same rule, he takes both our cards, because adjacent sides have the same value!

It will also allow you to take others cards by making a 'Combo'. If there are weaker adjacent cards to the one(s) you just took, they will be captured as well.

### Plus

Similar to the Same rule, the Plus rule allows you to take two or more cards that have the same sum of sides. An example will help clarify:

Here, the Mandragora and Tonberry cards have already been put on the grid by the opponent. We add our own Coeurl card between them, and as the sum of the adjacent sides is 7 for the two cards, they're flipped!

It will also allow you to take others cards by making a 'Combo'. If there are weaker adjacent cards to the one(s) you just took, they will be captured as well.

### Sudden Death

If this rule is active, the game won't end until there is a winner. If it's a draw, the game starts again and every player uses cards of his/her color at the time - which means you can play with your opponent's cards at some point, and he can do the same with yours!

### Random

Usually, you can choose a deck from the ones you created when the game starts. If this rule applies, however, the computer will pick 5 cards at random from your collection. This rule has always been hated by FFVIII players!

### Order

This rule will force you to play cards in the order they appear in your deck.

### Chaos

This rule will select a card randomly from your deck, each turn, and force you to play it.

### Reverse

This rule reverses the power of cards. For example, to take a card with a side of 2, you'll need a side of 1.

### Fallen Ace

If this rule is active, a side with 1 can take a side with A. Although, if the Reverse rule applies too, then the A can take a 1.

### Ascension

Some cards have a group, like 'Primal' or 'Beastmen'. With this rule, cards of the same group on the grid gain +1 for all their sides. The maximum value is A.

### Descension

Same as the rule Ascension, but the other way around. With this rule, cards of the same group on the grid lose 1 for all their sides. The minimum value is A.

### Swap

With this rule, at the beginning of a game, one of your card is swapped with one of your opponent's. Cards are given back to their owners at the end of the match.

### Roulette

When this rule is active, rules for a match are chosen randomly.

## The last word

I'll update this page again, because it's not very readable. Come back later!