There are three card types in the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game:

  • Forwards - Characters used to attack your opponent and defend from incoming attacks.
  • Backups - Characters used to provide resources and utility from your backrow.
  • Summons - Spells which have powerful effects.

The original Japanese version of the FFTCG also had Monster and Item card types, but these are not part of the re-released game.

Gameplay of the Final Fantasy TCG
Gameplay RulesKeywordsAbilities
Affiliations Fire Crystal FireIce Crystal IceWind Crystal WindEarth Crystal EarthLightning Crystal LightningWater Crystal WaterLight Crystal LightDark Crystal Dark
Card Types ForwardBackupSummon