Bakugan is also the title of the game based on the Anime series, developed by Sega Toys and Spin Master.
- Main article: Gameplay
The game developed by Sega Toys and Spin Master and released in conjunction with the Anime series. The game uses metal cards and magnetic spring-loaded miniature figures, representing the Bakugan. The objective of the game is to capture three of the opponent's Gate Cards (4 battles). Battle is engaged when rolled Bakugan magnetically pop open on the same Gate Card. G-Power from the Bakugan, Ability Cards (at player's option), and Gate Card are summed to determine the battle's winner.
The original version of the game (released 2006). In Series 1, victory is achieved by accumulating a varying number of HSP - "Holo-Sector Points". Series 1 included more types of cards, including normal cards (the most basic of all the Gate Cards), Character Cards, Command Cards and Ability Cards (series 1).
Series 1 - Deka
Expansion set for Series 1. They are bigger than normal Bakugan, 3'25".
The current version of the official rules can be downloaded from the official site .
Series 2 introduced (released 2008) a new set of rules. A major difference is that the victory condition is now simply winning three Gate Cards. Some Series 1 Gate Cards are over-powered compared to Series 2, but the Bakugan work equally well with either rules.
BakuPearl and BakuClear Series (B2)
Released: November 2008
The BakuPearl series has larger sized "B2" Bakugan, with higher G-Power ratings.