Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Aw, does the poor baby need a... TICHU!"

New favourite card game: Tichu. Four players in two partnerships. One simple deck of cards. Plays like many climbing games (see Presidents & Assholes or The Great Dalmuti) but with a few twists. There are point cards as in hearts and four special cards which throw a wrench in everything. As well, the types of sets you can lead come in many varieties.

What this makes is a VERY strategic card game with just the right amount of chaos. Think Wizard but a bit heavier. And quite possibly better.

We're heading to the cottage this weekend so I imagine many rounds of this will be played. I'll also be bringing Macao and Hansa Teutonica which have been waiting for test drives. Should be fun.