Episode 330 - Krass Kariert

Release Date: Sept. 3, 2019

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Running Time:  57 min.

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Krass Kariert (Checkered Combinations) is the free-spirited granddaughter of several beloved classic card games. It combines elements from ladder games like Tichu, trick-taking games like Euchre, shedding games like Uno, and adds a dash of Poker just for fun.

Your goal is to play combinations of cards to stay alive as long as you can in the round, playing sets or runs to each trick... but here's the twist: you cannot rearrange any of the cards in your hand! 

This seemingly simple tweak (along with three special cards) makes the game sing. We think it's a modern classic and most definitely worthy of our Spiel of Approval. 

Listen in for a full review and discussion!

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Krass Kariert       Amigo Spiele  |  BGG  |  Buy

Designer: Katja Stremmel   

Publisher: Amigo 

3-5 players  30 min.   ages 10+   MSRP $15

Time to teach/learn: 5 minutes


Music credits include:

Machuca Alivianada |  by Machuca Cumbia  | the song

Stayin' Alive  |  by  why mona  |  the song