View Full Version : Need help identifying a card/mini game. **Gormiti**
February 19th, 2009, 11:17 AM
Not sure it's a CCG, but I think it may be.
Taking a real shot in the dark here since I'm not sure too many of you watch Nickelodeon on a regular basis (three kids, give me a break ;) ).
The kids and myself were watching Nick the other night when a commercial came on for a card game that I've never seen before. From what I can remember it looked a lot like Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Bakugan and the like. It also came with miniatures. Actually I think they way it's packaged is that you get one card with each figure, blah blah blah. It actually looked like a fun game to check out to play with my son.
So of course I can't, for my life, remember the name of the game, nor has the commercial come on TV again since (that I've seen).
I could have sworn the name of the game started with a "G" and sounded something like Gimati, or Gamate, but no amount of searching has yielded anything for me.
Pretty sure it's a recent release.
Hoping that someone here either knows what I'm talking about, or may know of a site that has a list of all the card games out there that come with minis.
I tried BoardGameGeek and some of the results Yahoo/Google came up with, but to no avail.
February 19th, 2009, 11:20 AM
It's got something called G power, involves rolling magnetic balls over reactive cards. The reaction causes the balls to pop open into creatures and then battling using the powers on the card mixed with powers played from your hand.
February 19th, 2009, 11:23 AM
Is that a suggestion or are you asking what it is since I mentioned it in my post?
Tons of Bakugan in my house, so it's not that. Thanks though.
February 19th, 2009, 11:24 AM
Hmm, didn't see that it was indeed mentioned.
February 19th, 2009, 11:26 AM
You're killing me! I was just at Target last night and saw something where it was a foil card pack that said there was a mini in each pack but I can't for the life of me be certain what it was.
~Aldin, mystery shopper
February 19th, 2009, 01:53 PM
Is there a show that goes with the game or was it just advertised on nickelodeon?
It could be Gormiti....
February 19th, 2009, 01:53 PM
Found it, called Gormiti... not yet released (or just released this month).
February 19th, 2009, 01:54 PM
Hey i was first!
February 19th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Hey i was first!
Looks like a great age appropriate game for my son and I to play, do you know much about it?
More info: http://www.gormiti.com/
EDIT: Just played the tutorial on the web site. Very simplistic game (somewhat like Bakugan) perfect for improving the math skills of the younguns.
February 19th, 2009, 02:03 PM
Nope but i checked out the site and it does look pretty cool especially for a child.
I to, saw the commercial.
February 19th, 2009, 03:27 PM
Not that anyone really cares, but that is NOT what I saw in Target last night.
~Aldin, feeling a discouraging need to go to Target to re-examine whatever it was that he didn't find worthy of closer examination the other night
February 21st, 2009, 03:55 AM
here in Italy Gormiti are on the market since 2 or 3 years. I don't know very well all the stuff related, as I never purchased them (too old to get for myself, to young to have kids. well, maybe I'm not too young to have kids ^^). anyway, they have started as simple toy figures for kids, at some points kinda of simple card game was added. later a cartoon has been created around the brand.
I've made a quick search for you and found these websites (in Italian) that you may want to check:
official italian website: http://new.gormiticlub.it/
a generic kid website that lists all figures for all the series.
note: "leggi tutto" means "read all" (opens a dedicated page on the subject).
February 21st, 2009, 07:22 AM
Thanks for the info Gabbi... wow, there are over 300 of these things.
I cracked and spent about $60 yesterday on 21 figures. We played last night and my son loved it, of course anything new is always the best thing ever. :)
I was a little disappointed in that there wasn't a bit more to the card game, but it is a great tool for improving math nonetheless.
February 21st, 2009, 06:42 PM
glad to help ^^
March 9th, 2009, 02:19 PM
Here's a follow-up in case anyone is interested now that we've had the game for a few weeks.
Wouldn't classify this as a miniatures or a card game really. You pick your team, then from left to right you battle with your opponent(s) Gormiti by adding the number on their foot (1-9) to the number on their card (1-9). Whichever has the highest total wins the battle. At the end whomever has won the most battles wins the game.
No strategy, no special powers, just add up a couple numbers. Great game for my six year old son. It has definitely helped progress his adding ability since it's not just numbers that he can fit on one hand that he has to add together.
A nice side effect is that the figures themselves are pretty cool looking and double as action figures.
There are six 'tribes' with seven figures to each tribe for Series 1:
Air Tribe - Good - light blue
Earth Tribe - Good - yellow
Forest Tribe - Good - Green
Sea Tribe - Good - blue
Magma Tribe - Evil - red
Lava Tribe - Evil - red
One thing of note is that while the number on the Gormiti cards is static, the number that gets stamped on their foot is random. In one pack figure X could have an 8 on their foot, and the same figure in the pack behind hit could have a 4.
I haven't read any 'official' confimation on the number stamping but a few things give it away without seeing an actual example.
1) In the pamphlet that comes in the starter pack there is an exmaple using one of the figures we have. In the example the figure has one number, where ours has another.
2) If you look at the packages in the store and try to look at the number on the foot, you can't, they're covered by a sticker. Why do that if the numbers are all the same?
3) You would think all the 'boss' figures would be the best in terms of power (number on their foot), yet of the six bosses (we have all of them) two have terrible numbers on their feet (one has a 1, the other a 4), and they lose to 'lesser' figures all the time. Doesn't seem right unless the numbers are random?
One more item of note, the factions all have a color (red, blue, green, yellow, light blue) but they are sold in different colors as well. For instance the light blue 'air tribe' can also be found in translucent colors. Same figures, same cards as the original, just a different color.
There you have it. A great game to improve elementary math skills, and also doubles as cool toys. Only series one is available in the US right now (I've seen them in TRU and Target, though Walmart is supposed to get them too), but in Europe where the game originated, there are over 300 figures to date. Lots more Gormiti fun to come...
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