Each Friend has a power value (the number in the upper right corner) and a color (indicated by the icon next to the power value). This power and color can be used by a player to confront Problems, participate in faceoffs, and meet the play requirements of their other cards.
In order to play a Friend, a player needs to pay its cost in action tokens (located on the left side). If the Friend has a play requirement (located underneath the cost), the player also needs to have at least that much power of the required color in play in order to play the card.
A player may have up to three copies of a friend with the same name in his Draw Deck. It is important to note that cards with the same title, but diffrent subtitles do not have the same name, i.g. a player may have 3 copies of Twilight Sparkle, All-Team Organizer as well as three copies of Twilight Sparkle, Ursa Vanquisher.