Skulduggery Pleasant Battle Pack
Skulduggery book
Skulduggery Pleasant
Author Derek Landy
Cover Artist Tom Percival
Date Published 2008
Date Set In June 2007
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books
No. of pages 371 (Main Book)

384 (Book and Extras)

ISBN ISBN-13: 9780007284627

ISBN: 0007284624

Publication Order
Preceded by
Skulduggery Pleasant (book)
Followed by
Playing With Fire

The Skulduggery Pleasant Battle Pack is a gift set that contains a copy of the first book, 30 character battle cards and an instruction card.


Challenge your friends to supernatural duels with exclusive Skulduggery Pleasant game cards! Pit your wits and use battle skills to fight with characters old and new, including unseen secret info on villains from the third Skulduggery adventure!

Comes in a slipcase "Battle Pack" with a trade paperback of the first Skulduggery Pleasant book.

How to Play

2-4 players

1. Shuffle and deal all cards face down in stacks.

2. Each player holds their cards so that they can only see the first card in their stack.

3. The player to the left of the dealer chooses a category from their upturned card to do battle with e.g. Adept Magic.

4. The other players take turns to read out the score for this category on their upturned card.

5. The player with the highest score wins this round and places all the upturned cards including their own to the bottom of the pile.

6. The winner then chooses a category from their next card to start a new round. NB. If two or more cards in a round share the top score then all the cards are placed in the middle and a new round is started (by the same player as before). The winner of this round takes the cards in the middle too.

7. The person with all the cards at the end of the game is the winner.

Optional extra rule: Once a player is down to only three cards, they may look at all three and choose which to play.

List of Cards


  • Art by Tom Percival.
  • As mentioned above, characters from future novels appear. For example, Dexter Vex wouldn't appear until Death Bringer.
  • Originally made for sale in the U.K., but copies can easily be purchased on the internet.
  • The cards were digitally made available in the Munchkin Army video game as rewards.


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