Episode 335: 5211

Release Date: Oct. 14, 2019

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Running Time:  79 min.

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5211 is a press-your-luck card game with deep roots in casual classics. On one level, it's a kissing cousin to stud poker. 

Cards are selected by each player in secret and then played out: first  2, then 1, then 1. Then we score. Only cards in the majority color score... as long as the total isn't pushed too high!

If everyone can plays nice, all have the potential to benefit. But, the minute you get too greedy, you're likely to get bit and another color will score.

5211 has two lives. One as a modern game that can be as thinky as you want it to be. One as a bridge for social interaction, inspired by card nights with family and friends from days gone by.

Listen in to discover how a game so simple in design but rich in its strategy and tactics can be a source of joy for all. We think anyone can play and find Major Fun in 5211.

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

5211       Next Move Games  |  BGG  

Designer: Tsuyoshi Hashigushi

Publisher: Next Move Games, Ghenos Games

Artist: Chris Quilliams

2-5 players  20-30 min.   ages 8+   MSRP $13

Time to teach/learn: 5 minutes


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Ezra's guest this segment is Sean Nittner, one of the movers and shakers behind Big Bad Con.

Sean also has a Twitch Channel: Actual Play

You can see more of Ezra's antics at Quests & Chaos


Music credits include:

Five Colors   by Sam Phillips  |  the song

Five Colours in Her Hair  by McFly  |  the song