Amiibo cards are collectible cards that can be used with the Nintendo Switch gaming console and certain compatible games, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Each card features a unique NFC (near-field communication) chip that can be read by the Switch's NFC reader, which is located on the Joy-Con controllers or the Pro Controller.
When an Amiibo card is tapped against the NFC reader, the corresponding character or item from the card will appear in the game. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, for example, tapping an Amiibo card will allow players to invite the corresponding character to their island, where they can interact with them and obtain special items.
Amiibo cards come in sets, with each set focusing on a specific theme or group of characters. Some sets are only available for a limited time, and some cards are considered rare or valuable due to their limited availability or high demand.
In addition to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Amiibo cards can be used with other games such as Mario Party 10, Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash, and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. The cards offer players a new way to interact with their favorite characters and games, and can add new and unique experiences to their play sessions.