Tag Archives: Trick-taking

Cat in the Box

Designer: Muneyuki Yokouchi (横内宗幸)Publisher: Ayatsurare NingyoukanPlayers: 3-4Playing Time: 30-45 minutesTimes Played: 5 on a purchased copy Cat in the Box is a trick-taking game that continues the “tradition” of untangling suits and ranks from their natural connection. When we think … Continue reading

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Trick-taking in 2021: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of My Favorite Mechanic

I played Ghosts of Christmas last night. It was, simply put, one of the best trick-taking games I’ve ever played. I’m hooked. Thematically, it is a nod to the Dickensian novel A Christmas Carol. Players can play into one of … Continue reading

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Black Hat (Review by RJ Garrison)

Black Hat (Review by RJ Garrison) Designer: Timo Multamäki & Thomas Klausner Publisher:  Dragon Dawn Productions Players:  2-6 Playing Time:  45 minutes Ages:  10+ MSRP: $29.99 http://www.ddpgames.com You sit down at a table in the back of the coffeeshop.  Not … Continue reading

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Let Me Off

Designer: kino (@kino211)Publisher: [none](EN Rules, JP Rules)Players: 3-4Playing Time: 30-45 minutesTimes Played: Let Me Off is a trick-taking game that was originally submitted to kumagoro’s “Trick Taking Party” design competition in 2017. I’ve played a handful of the games that were … Continue reading

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Stick ‘Em (2020 Capstone Version of Sticheln) (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Klaus Palesch Publisher: Capstone Games Players: 3 – 6 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: > 20 It took nearly three decades, but Sticheln — one of my favorite card games — has finally received an … Continue reading

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マストフォローソリティア (Follow-the-Suit Solitaire)

Designer: rikkati (りかち)Players: 1Times Played: 14EN Rules: Google Drive PDF In January 2019, my friend kumagoro held an exhibition titled これはトリテなのか (Is this a trick-taking game?).  Designers submitted games that pushed the boundary of what could be considered both a … Continue reading

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