Deathmatch: Deluxe Edition™

Complete Game with Two Full Decks and Accessories

The Game

Heroes of Karth: Deathmatch™ is a fantasy deck-building card game based on the Heroes of Karth™ book series. Deathmatch can be played with 2-4 players in 4 different game modes:

  • 1 vs. 1 (play against one opponent).
  • 2 vs. 2 Co-op (play with a friend against two others).
  • 3 & 4 Player Free-for-all (play a survivor match).
  • Adventure Mode (play as the Dungeon Master against up to 3 Adventurers).

In Heroes of Karth: Deathmatch™ you and your opponent join either the Allegiance (Elf) or the Shard (Goblin) faction. Decide your fighting style ahead of time with 10 different pre-made themed decks or build your own to suit your particular style. Choose 2 hero cards to lead your unit cards! Arm yourself with spell and treasure cards!! Then hire and position your cards onto the battlefield and fight a deathmatch, with victory coming to the first to collect 40 gold or 25 kill points!

Players try and outwit their opponent’s strategy in a tabletop game where the cards are the game pieces and players use gold to spawn additional cards onto the battlefield. Balance between using gold to hire units, mercenaries and heroes and saving your gold for the win condition. Utilize a wide range of strategies including ranged or melee classes, spells, pets, magic items, traps, poison, stealth units, healers, totems, and the undead curse. With over 200 cards rendered with stunningly beautiful original artwork, the deck-building choices are unlimited. Play a deathmatch where the careful management of resources and placement of your cards can make the difference between winning and losing!

Heroes of Karth: Deathmatch Deluxe Edition™ is a complete game containing two full decks with accessories (enough for a 1v1 match):

  • 1 Deluxe Edition Retail Box
  • 2 Fancy Cloth Medium Bags
  • 1 Fancy Cloth Large Bag
  • 1 Warrior Deck with Warrior Terrain Tiles
  • 1 Necromancer Deck with Necromancer Terrain Tiles
  • 1 Deathmatch 1v1 Rulebook
  • 80 gold coins
  • 14 red dice
  • 4 blue dice
  • 4 black dice

Game Play

Play Heroes of Karth: Deathmatch™ in six easy steps:

Step 1: Choose your side - Allegiance or Shard?

Select a deck from 1 of 10 themed decks. If you prefer you can also build your own deck with over 200 cards to choose from. Decks are always balanced as all cards have a value associated with them (including terrain). This ensures balanced play (to insert a powerful card something else would have to be removed).


Step 2: Set-up the Game

Sort the deck into Barracks, Spellbook, Treasury and Token piles. Then get your starting cards and gold.


Step 3: Determine who is the Attacker and who is the Defender

The Attacker creates half of the Battlefield using Terrain cards and then the Defender completes the Battlefield. The Defender can then hire 1 unit (any unit except mercenaries and animals). New units start on Spawner tiles and come on the Battlefield facing the opponent, showing they cannot move on that turn.


Step 4: Starting a Turn

Players alternate turns. To start the turn they draw 1 card and get 1 gold. Then they assess the cards in their hand, manage their resources and hire units onto the Battlefield.


Step 5: Managing Cards on the Battlefield

With cards on the Battlefield each one can have a turn. But before managing the cards, a new turn means a new card draw and new gold which can be used to add more cards in play.


Step 6: Winning the Game

The battle rages on with each player carefully managing their resources and managing their units until 1 player earns victory by being the first to accumulate either 40 gold or 25 Kill Points!


Check out more info on the rules and all our products at

Themed Decks & Booster Packs

Coming soon to TGC, there will be 10 themed decks available individually along with themed booster packs (non-randomized) for easy and low cost deck tweaking.

Save Money With Our FREE App

You can use our free app instead of gold coins and blue and black dice! Our app is currently available for both Android and iOS.

Other Products

Buy more decks from TGC and play our 2v2 Co-op or 3 and 4 player free-for-all matches!

Want to try RPG mode and play as the Dungeon Master against up to 3 Adventurers? If you already have this game all you need to buy is the Dungeon Terrain Cards to play in adventure mode!

Support Us On Kickstarter

Watch for our Kickstarter this August 2017 where we will unveil our plans for many more different decks and exciting new expansions including the Dwarf and Orc factions!




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Cool Factors

  • Great option for those that prefer coins over the free app!!
  • The Warrior Deck has healers as support units.
  • Control the undead with an army of necromancers.


DesignerHeroes of Karth Inc.
Average Rating (1)
Publish DateJune 29, 2017
DepartmentCard Games
AudienceHardcore Gamer
Primary MechanicDeck Building
If You LikeMagic: The Gathering
More InfoDeathmatch: Deluxe Edition™ web site

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