Cheaty Mages


From across the land spectators come to watch the arena battles of mythic creatures, and not a few coins change hands on the outcome! As a powerful mage, you have the chance to influence the outcome through arcane means. But beware, other practitioners of the arcane may be in attendance as well, and they have their money riding on other fighters.

Cheaty Mages is a fast and fun betting game from famed Japanese designer Seiji Kanai (Love Letter, Mai-Star). Place your bets, play hidden spell cards on monsters, and try to win the most gold in three rounds!

Download the Cheaty Mages Rulebook (925 Kb PDF)

Game Info

3-6 players
Ages 12+
30 minutes playtime


120 cards
1 Rulebook
30 Coin Chips

Retailer Info

SKU: AEG 5105
UPC: 7-29220-05105-7
MSRP: $19.99
Display Count: 6


“This game is a solid hit for me.” —Dice Tower

“I would call this a love it. Definitely for the game play and player interaction. There is plenty of opportunity for shenanigans.” —Duelality Gamecast

“We really enjoyed this… I definitely recommend Cheaty Mages.” —Weaponsgrade Review

“I think this game is fantastic!” —Couple vs Cardboard

“This is a good card game. It’s solid!” —The Gameboy Geek

“…the whole game was just so much fun, I knew immediately that this was my kind of game.” —Board Game Reviews by Josh

“In short, this is another winner from AEG. Yes, it’s a small box card game that many people may overlook but seriously, if you see someone playing a copy, ask them for a quick demo.” —The Little Metal Dog SHow

“Cheaty Mages is a tight, confrontational, often humorous and wildly entertaining fantasy magic battle, mixed with some gladiatorial and Las Vegas style wagering where the weakest combatant can win you the most clams.´—

”Cheaty Mages hits a lot of the right notes: a funny story, bluffing and misdirection, tough choices.´—Geek Dad

“It’s fast and slick and smart…” – Drake’s Flames

“Cheaty Mages is a fun wind up/wind down game and should appeal to just about any gamer.” —The Gaming Gang

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