Crypto Go consists of 108 cryptographic tool cards, 16 auxiliary cards (2 per player) and 2 instructions cards.
There are 6 types of cryptographic cards, each identified through a color. Each card type represents a different symmetric cryptography tool:
- 3 types correspond to cryptographic primitives, with given acronyms SC, BC and H
- 3 types correspond to combined constructions, with given acronyms OM, MAC y AE
Each card represents a concrete tool within the given type. The tool type is written in the card (upper left side and bottom) and indicated by the card color. The tool name is given in big black letters.[Click in the images bellow to learn more about each tool type]
Two auxiliary cards are also provided for each player (8 players max.). These summarize the (currently assumed) security level of each cryptographic tool, depicted as follows:
Security levels of AE and OM cards.
Security level of SC cards
Security levels of MAC and BC cards
Security levels of H cards
Number of cards for each cryptographic tool type
In Crypto Go decks there are different number of cryptographic cards of each given type. This number depends on how frequently a card type can be used for building Crypto Kits. For instance, BC cards can be used in up to 5 different Crypto Kit constructions; as a result, there will be many BC cards in a deck. However, AE cards are (for the same reason) scarce, as they can only be used to build CK1 Crypto Kits.
Being aware of the card type distribution is critical for developing the best winning strategy!
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