Based on the Anima: Beyond Fantasy roleplaying game setting, Anima: Tactics is a skirmish-level miniatures combat game that pits heroic characters against each other in the struggle between Light and Dark. The system uses 10-sided dice as well as character statcards and asset cards that provide new abilities for the characters. Each player brings a party of heroes to the field of battle, choosing characters, equipment, and other advantages with total levels no more than the fixed value selected for the game (250 levels for a standard game). No party may contain characters from both the Light and Darkness faction, unless all characters in the party are drawn from the same affiliation (there are eight affiliations in the game, such as the Church, the Empire, or the Black Sun trading cartel). Miniatures are supplied unpainted and assembly may be required (28 mm miniatures).