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Store:  Card Games, Family Games
Theme:  Humorous
Genre:  Real-time
Format:  Card Games


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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 2 minutes 4-8

Designer(s): James Ernest

Manufacturer(s): Cheapass Games, James Ernest Games

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Product Description

Everyone is falling.

Hit the Ground last.

It's not much of a goal, but it's all you could think of on the way down.

FALLING is a freeform card game in which players are falling, fighting, and struggling to hit the ground last. There are no turns in this game, which means everyone is playing at once. It's almost exactly like the real thing!

Game Synopsis: One player deals from a shuffled deck, while the other players play their cards as they get them. The Dealer isn't falling; he just distributes the cards and moderates the game. The players receive stacks of cards, like Skip, Stop, Hit, and Push, and try to cope with them as quickly and accurately as they can. Sitting on the bottom of the deck are five Ground cards: when you get a Ground card, you are out, and the last player to hit the Ground wins. To win a game of FALLING, you just have to avoid getting a Ground card for longer than anyone else.

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Average Rating: 3.4 in 14 reviews

I've rarely had so much fun with a card game
February 07, 2004

The game took us a bit of time to understand at first, but it's a great deal of fun. The first few times you play it are spent focusing on yourself and mainly figuring out how to play properly, but after you start to get the hang of it, you can take in the status of the other players better, and work to make them lose faster (making you more likely to win). It's important to have a good dealer, and at LEAST 4 players. The deck only comese with 5 'ground' cards, but says 2-8 players. In reality you can play with 6 players becauuse the last ground card doesn't matter.

Great Quick Game - Total Fun in 60 Seconds.
April 25, 2002

I learned to play Falling at a game convention. There were 5 of us playing. Getting all the rules and strategy down at first took a little bit of time. But once we all got it, stand back. Within 30 minutes our group had swelled to 10 and others were standing around watching.

This game is a blast. I've probably played it around 1000 times. The main problem with the game is that you need at least 4 people to play. If you can find the people, 5-7 is a much better game. With a good dealer and experienced players, games take around 60-80 seconds. For someone who likes quick turn around games, this is the one for you.

The action stays high as players interact with each other in rapid succession to keep themselves alive and add to the demise of their opponents. Normally in games where players directly screw with another, it can lead to conflict and problems. But with Falling, the games are so quick that it doesn't really matter. It all comes out as good lighthearted fun. Plus, the premise is just too hilarious. You're falling off of a building. Be the last one to hit the ground.

I strongly recommend this game for anyone. It's very quick and lighthearted.

Quick-playing real-time card game
January 02, 2002

This is a special card game -- no player's turns, it is a real-time card game.

Before the game, find a player to be the dealer and he does not involve into the game. The dealer start to deal cards to players. If he like the card deals from the dealer, he can pick it up, but be careful, only one card can be hold in hand, so if you see another card you like, you must first use your card in hand before another card is put about it.

Most people are very confusing when playing this game first time because of its real-time playing(no turn sequence), but when they knew the playing mechanism, they play this game in a happy manner.

Almost 99% of the game involves play sequence, so if you want find one without play sequence, this game suits you and it doesn't cost you much.

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