Tag Archives: Trick Taking

Congratulations to Voodoo Prince, winner of the Trick-taking Guild’s 2017 “Golden Trickster” award!

A couple of months ago, I created the Trick-taking Guild on BoardGame Geek with the goals of (1) having a forum to discuss trick-taking games, (2) giving an annual award to the best trick taking games of that year, and … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: My Essen 2018 Most Anticipated List

Spiel (Essen) 2018 is a little more than two weeks away, and I’ve been reading rulebooks and combing through Eric Martin’s oh-so-amazing Spiel ’18 Preview on BGG. As in past years, I’ll be doing coverage from the fair for The … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in September 2018

This is the September entry for my series where I post five games I enjoyed playing in the past month that I didn’t have time to do full reviews of.  As always, I limit it to five titles, of which … Continue reading

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10 Trick Taking Games I’d Love to See Reprinted (Commentary by Chris Wray)

I love trick taking games; it is probably my favorite game genre.  But finding old ones can be tricky (no pun intended): this is a genre of games that tends to be printed in small print runs, and several excellent … Continue reading

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Tournament at Camelot (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Ken Shannon, Karen Boginski, Jody Barbessi Publisher:  Wizkids Players:  3-6 Ages:  14 and Up Time:  45 Minutes Times Played: 4 (On Review Copy Provided by Publisher) Tournament at Camelot is a new King Arthur-themed trick taking game in which … Continue reading

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The Fox in the Forest (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Joshua Buergel Publisher:  Renegade Game Studios, Foxtrot Games Players:  2 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played: > 5 The Fox in the Forest is a 2-player trick taking card game from Renegade Game Studios and Foxtrot … Continue reading

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Indulgence (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Jerry D’Arcy, Rob Daviau, Justin Jacobson Publisher: Restoration Games Players: 3-4 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: > 5 As regular readers know, I’m a big fan of trick-taking card games.  I play them, collect them, … Continue reading

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Review of Pups

Pups is competitive trick-taking card game in which players are dog trainers using their packs of loveable pups to complete in a series of legendary canine showdowns to become the top dog. During each of seven rounds, trainers will receive a pack of seven Pups, bid on how many showdowns can be won during the round, complete in a series of showdowns by playing Pups with the highest valued one winning, and then collect Reward Treats for successful bids or Penalty Poos for failures. The trainer that has earned the most overall treats wins and is declared Top Dog! Continue reading

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Raven (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Bob Kamp Publisher: Drive Thru Cards Players: 2 – 6 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30+ Minutes Times Played: > 5 (on Review Copy Provided by the Designer) Raven, a trick taking card designed by Bob Kamp and available … Continue reading

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Tricks and Trumps #4: Modern Trick Taking Card Games (1996-1998)

This is our fourth entry in an eleven-part series featuring trick taking games.  This entry will focus on trick taking games from 1996 to 1998.  During this era, game designers, primarily out of Germany, were putting their own creative twists … Continue reading

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