Tag Archives: Tricks & Trumps

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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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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Tricks and Trumps #3: Trick Taking Meets German Game Designers (1990-1995)

This is our third entry in an eleven-part series featuring trick taking games.  This entry will focus on trick taking games from the early 1990s to 1995.  During this era, German game designers started to put their own creative twists … Continue reading

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