Cooperative game that involves hand management and memory
Suggested Age: 8 Years and Up
Includes: Cards, instructions
Number of Players: 1-5 players
Package type: Full game
Item Number (DPCI): 087-00-0427
The Game is a co-operative card game for 1-5 players. In The Game, you'll have to work together with your friends to play cards into one of four different piles, with the hopes of discarding all 98 cards. The trick is, you aren't allowed to tell anyone else what cards you have, so you'll constantly be on edge as each card played could upset your best-laid plans.
This game is sort of like a twist on solitaire. I bought it for a teen and brought to a family gathering where its was a hit with people ages 9-70. It was especially fun to play with a certain family member who is extremely competitive and can almost be not fun to play games with. Since everyone is working together to beat the game, there was no competition and no sore losers.
Players have to work together to play cards numbered from 2-99 in order. Two stacks ascending order, and two stacks descending. What a simple game to win, right? Wrong! Players cannot tell one another what numbered cards they're holding, and must play a minimum of two cards during their turn. The fun comes in the tension beginning immediately, and the ways a group will have to convey information without revealing, either directly or otherwise, what they're holding. A little lengthy for a filler, but a very good game to bring to the table at the end of a long game session. Plays equally well from 2-5 players. $100+ Kickstarter games are all the rage now, but inexpensive games like this add just as much joy to our afternoon game sessions.