Tag Archives: Trick Taking

T7: A weekend of trick-taking

In January, we got together to play some trick-taking games. It wasn’t the hotel we used two years ago, it was the house from the year before. I should’ve taken a picture of it the night it snowed. It looked … Continue reading

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くみこ と かつひさ (Kumiko and Katsuhisa)

Designer: M. Aoki (A(四日市))Publisher: Yokkaichi Indoor Union (四日市インドア同盟)Players: 2Playing Time: 15-20 minutesTimes Played: 4 on a gratis copy from the designer Kumiko and Katsuhisa is a two-player trick-taking game where one player takes on the role of the Chairman of … 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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American Bookshop Card Game (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Taiki Shinzawa Publisher: Twins Lion Do; Geeks N’ Orcs Players: 3-5 Ages: 8 and up Time: 30-50 Minutes Times Played: > 5 Trick taking is a hot genre in gaming right now.  After the success of The Crew, gamers … Continue reading

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10 Great Trick Taking Games (Article by Chris Wray)

Trick taking is a favorite mechanic of ours here at The Opinionated Gamers.  Though we never finished our Tricks and Trumps series, we do cover a lot of the games on this site.   And over on BGG, I run the … 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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