How To Create A Card Matching Game Using React And RxJS

By Laraib Rabbani
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🃏 How To Create A Card Matching Game Using React And RxJS 🚀

Hey Laraib Senpai! Ready to embark on a thrilling journey of creating a card matching game with the dynamic duo of React and RxJS? Let's dive in!

1. Set Up Your React Project 🌐

Start by creating a new React project using Create React App or your preferred setup. Ensure you have Node.js and npm installed.

npx create-react-app card-matching-game
cd card-matching-game

2. Install RxJS 🔄

Install RxJS to leverage its powerful reactive programming capabilities.

npm install rxjs

3. Create Card Components 🃏

Build React components for your cards. Each card will have a state to track whether it's flipped or matched.

// Card.js

import React from 'react';

const Card = ({ id, content, isFlipped, isMatched, onCardClick }) => (
    className={`card ${isFlipped ? 'flipped' : ''} ${isMatched ? 'matched' : ''}`}
    onClick={() => onCardClick(id)}
    {isFlipped || isMatched ? content : '🎴'}

export default Card;

4. Set Up the Game Board 🎮

Create a component for the game board that renders a grid of cards. Use state to manage the game logic.

// GameBoard.js

import React, { useState, useEffect } from 'react';
import Card from './Card';

const GameBoard = () => {
  const [cards, setCards] = useState(/* Initial card data */);

  useEffect(() => {
    // Initialize and shuffle the cards
    // ...

    // Subscribe to card clicks using RxJS
    // ...

    // Clean up subscriptions
    return () => {
      // Unsubscribe here
  }, []);

  const handleCardClick = (cardId) => {
    // Handle card clicks and check for matches
    // ...

  return (
    <div className="game-board">
      { => (

export default GameBoard;

5. Style Your Game 🎨

Add some CSS to make your game visually appealing. You can use a simple grid layout for the cards.

/* styles.css */

.card {
  /* Card styles */

.flipped {
  /* Flipped card styles */

.matched {
  /* Matched card styles */

.game-board {
  /* Game board styles */

6. Run Your React App 🚀

Start your React app and see your card matching game in action!

npm start

7. Enhance with Animations and Effects 🌈

Leverage RxJS for animations and effects, adding a layer of dynamism to your game.

8. Test and Debug ⚙️

Thoroughly test your game, ensuring that card flipping, matching, and game logic work seamlessly.

9. Share Your Creation! 🎉

Share your card matching game on social media or GitHub. Don't forget to showcase your React and RxJS skills!

Feel free to use this Markdown guide as a starting point for your React and RxJS card matching game project!

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