Marvel Snap: Best Ways To Use Snap & Types

Our guide entails all you need to know about snapping and how to use it affectively

Snapping in Marvel Snap is a kind of betting on your win. Snapping increases the stakes of the game you are playing by doubling up the Cubes you win. After a turn when you snap, the cubes will be doubled up to four from two. But if both players snap, the winner of the battle will receive eight cubes as a reward. The cosmic cubes are at the top of the screen which offers rewards and enables you to jump tiers faster. You can only snap once per battle so be mindful of when and where you utilize the snap. 


Key Highlights 

  • Snapping is a way to raise the stakes of the game to get additional cubes.
  • You could either snap back against your opponent or retreat.
  • Bluffing your snap can scare your opponent into retreating
  • You have to time your snapping well in order to pressurize your opponent into snapping back.
  • It is risky to snap early game cause if you have a good hand and the opponent retreats you get fewer cubes. 
  • There is less risk involved in snapping late game.

Best Ways To Use Snapping

When you snap in battle there is a certain risk that gets involved. If you get defeated, you end up losing double the cubes you originally gambled for. So you should know the best technique required for snapping beforehand so there is a lesser risk. After learning about the ways you can use snap, you’ll easily be able to win additional cubes in battles.

1. The Bluff Snap 

Bluff Snapping In Marvel Snap
Marvel Snap The Bluff Snap – [Image credit: eXputer]
Bluffing your snap is a clever way of tricking your opponent. Players don’t like to use the snapping strategy because of the risk factor involved in it. But if you think of it in a way that you could be winning a cube if the opponent gets caught in the bluff instead of losing a cube. So it is up to each player’s playstyle and whether they are confident enough in the strategy.

The Bluff snapping in Marvel Snap is basically used to manipulate an opponent’s perception of the status of the game and convince them that we can get some benefits from it. Bluffing should be used when the game is taking a strange turn and nobody is dominating for whatever reason. We can manipulate our opponent’s perception of the circumstance to give them the impression that we are hanging onto a hand of cards and we have the upper hand now or so he would think.

The play is done in midgame for mere intimidation to either scare off the opponent or wait for them to make a mistake. It will be easy to gather cubes via the bluff snapping strategy and should be tested out thoroughly. 

2. The Logical Snap 

Logical Snapping
Marvel Snap The Logical Snap – [Image credit: eXputer]
When you feel like you have a bigger advantage over the opponent as the game progresses and you get the gut feeling that the play can go your way, you snap. If the opponent makes a grave mistake in their strategical play assuring your victory, you can make the logical snap. Meaning that a logical step is required to better your win with more cubes. You have to play all cards in your deck smartly for the additional cubes

It is a pretty “at the moment” play. But it is still very much possible that it could go wrong. You see when the opponent sees he made a blunder in their game plan or sees you being somewhat optimistic about the situation at hand, they might retreat. Causing you to get lesser cubes than intended or what you could have obtained. The solution got it though is to wait out a bit. Letting them not see the error they made by simply waiting and when they least expect you to snap. So you should vary the situation and not rush your snap.

If you are confident enough in the snapping strategy you can snap early game. If the other player thinks you are just merely bluffing they would be willing to raise the stakes. The snapping buff could win you certainly eight cubes by the end of the battle.

3. The Good Hand Snap 

The Good Hand Snapping In Marvel Snap
Marvel Snap The Good Hand Snap – [Image credit: eXputer]
As the name suggests it is the snapping in Marvel Snap that requires you to be dealt a good hand. It would be something you would know cause it will be your deck and the other person will be left with no clue whatsoever. It is the easiest and simplest snap you could make by far without going through much trouble. You do have to strategically spot your good hand on a compatible location and time your snap well or in the right turn. Building your deck before is as important because it’ll be what you end up playing with.

There is a slight risk of your opponent being familiar with your deck and then strategizing to counter it. Or they could also have been dealt good cards. But that is where your experience in the game comes in. You also have to check whether you’re using a top-tier deck that can favor the strategy well enough.

If you develop the habit of snapping when you know your deck has a better hand, you should ultimately be winning more Cubes than you are losing.

4.  The Counter Hand Snap 

Counter Hand Snap
Marvel Snap The Counter Hand Snap – [Image credit: eXputer]
When you are familiar with the opponent’s deck and recognize the cards well, feel free to snap. Early game snaps are to be made with the strategy as you are going to counter each card with your own to win. The snapping will in turn force the player to make mistakes early on giving you much a better chance at winning and securing your cubes.

Although it might sound easy, the strategy depends on your knowledge of all cards. The better you know the cards the easier it will be to snap. So the strategy might be harder for beginners at the start. The snapping in Marvel Snap is played early on due to the fact that the opponent might retreat. But even then as each turn progresses you’ll get more cubes if the player chooses to retreat.

Types Of Snapping

While the snapping strategy is important, timing those snaps is crucial to conceal our locations and see if we want the opponent not instantly to retreat when we make snaps to get extra cubes. Whether it be for bluffing a snap or making a logical snap you have to time the ability right to squeeze in those extra cubes. Everything in the battle depends on the finer points and how each party perceives themselves and their counterpart.

Timing your Snap is vital, depending on the impact you want it to have on how your opponent’s thought process and strategy. If you mistakenly snap too early or too late you might end up losing more than what you bargained for. That is how betting on your abilities works. 

Early Game Snapping

Early Game Snapping In Marvel Snap
Marvel Snap Early Game Snapping – [Image credit: eXputer]
It might seem like you are rushing the snap but the sooner the better right? Timing the snap early on is for those occasions when you are certain you will win the battle. It requires you to have the best cards in your arsenal. If you play the risky timing correctly the reward will be as generous. Snapping in Marcel Snap early on can prolong the time period for the turns which increases the cubes at each turn.

The opponent might also play along because he might think you made a rash decision or are just forcing a snap so he retreats. That fools him and corrupts his game plan giving you the win early on.

You can use excellent decks like the Thor Deck whose cards like Jane Foster, Mister Negative can be used to gain an advantage at locations. You can snap right after playing Adam Warlock and play the deck turn by turn accordingly. 

Mid Game Snapping 

Mid Game Snapping
Marvel Snap Mid Game Snapping – [Image credit: eXputer]
Most of the time the competitive part of the game gets hard so you wait for the right moment to snap. In certain situations, you would have to wait till mid-game to snap back. we do this so that we have a decent amount of knowledge of our and the opponent’s hand. The snap would be a sign of power and betting on your card’s abilities, whether they are Ongoing or On reveal. The position you should strive for is standing tall if the opponent snaps back or being okay with your opponent retreating and backing off. Yes, you might not receive a couple of extra cubes but it’s better than losing all. 

As the heading suggests we will make the snap at turn three or four. Try to make the snap make sense like making the opponent feel like they made a bad play or if he does not use his trump card. That way it will make your snap seem more logical and they might retreat.

Late Game Snapping 

Late Game Snap
Marvel Snap Late Game Snapping – [Image credit: eXputer]
It requires a lot of patience to time your snap late game but is the least risky play. As discussed previously that timing your snap early game may cause your opponent to retreat. Since the main purpose of snapping in Marvel Snap is to get the additional cubes we kind of lay back the snap while playing our strategy and ceasing locations earlier. During midgame, letting your opponent gain some momentum is ideal. Then when the timing is right and you are confident enough to snap, YOU SNAP.

It can catch them off guard and they won’t have much time to strategize or retreat since it is so late into the game. As the timing is so close to the end of the battle the opponent can be baited into snapping back which is what we want right now. Once that is done the stakes will be raised high as both players snapped. You wait for the battle to play out and enjoy the sweet taste of victory with some cosmic cubes to go with it.

Final Words

To summarise everything snapping in Marvel Snap is a kind of bet. Doing it right rewards with cubes and winning those cubes from time to time boosts your progress by 10 folds. But if lose you lose every cube in the game and won’t be able to progress further. Timing the snap at the precise moment is also tricky so to get better at you must play along with your opponent and draw him into traps from where he cannot get back. Without making it so hard on them that they just retreat. 

Snapping for more cubes completely depends on the other player’s confidence in their game. The more you make them think they are winning the more they bet. But you also have to keep track of the fact that you are still winning or else snapping just becomes riskier and in later rounds, the risk-to-reward ratio is not worth it. That is why knowing the full strategy of your snap is essential. 

The snapping feature of Marvel Snap is what makes the game so much more unique from other card games. So which snapping strategy will you utilize to get your next Victory?


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Rabiya Rizwan


A veteran writer passionate about gaming. Rarely spotted in the streets, She is either cooped up gaming or watching Japanese cartoons. Striving to be a competitive Gaming Guides and Tier List writer, Rabiya is using her writing skills working for Exputer.

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