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Store:  Strategy Games, Card Games
Edition:  Klunker
Theme:  Gems & Jewelry
Genre:  Auction & Bidding, Set Collection
Format:  Card Games

Klunker

English language edition


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Ages Play Time Players
12+ 30 minutes 3-5

Designer(s): Uwe Rosenberg

Manufacturer(s): Rio Grande Games, Hans im Gluck

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Product Description

No matter where jewels are worn: on your tongue, in your ears, or around the neck of your favorite pet, they are still pretty and valuable. The players are buyers and sellers of these beautiful items. On your turn, you put new jewels in your shop window for all to see. You put the most precious items in your safe until you can sell them (in groups of four) and buy from shop windows when the right items are there. In the end, the player who has earned the most money buying and selling these pretty baubles wins the game. Klunker is a fast, exciting card game for the whole family.

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Average Rating: 3.3 in 7 reviews

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by Rick
Well named, unfortunately
December 31, 2001

Too bad that Klunkers interesting mechanics dont translate into enthralling game play, at least for us anyway. Its not a bad game, but it is HO HUM.

The good: The theme and cards are interesting, theres decision-making, you must think ahead, your choices affect the other players, and theres no dice to roll or play money to count out! But the sum of the parts doesnt add up, and Klunker turns out to be costume jewelry.

I got it because my 8-year-old thought it would be fun, and at the price it was worth a try. After we played it several times, I was reminded that sometimes 8-year olds can be wrong! Now older, he no longer has interest in playing it, and my wife and I concur. Theres something missing here, and thats excitement. Hard to believe this clunker came from the same guy who invented [page scan/se=0027/sf=category/fi=stockall.asc/ml=20]Bohnanza, one that we and a number of relatives have enjoyed.

We havent played it for a while now as there are just too many better games around (see my other reviews for examples).

 
 
 
 
 
by Lynne P
Good Schaufenster
October 15, 2001

My friends and I absolutely love this game. I've played [page scan/se=0027/sf=category/fi=stockall.asc/ml=20]Bohnanza as well, and really like both in their own right.

At first, I didn't really see much strategy in it either, but after playing on and off for several months, it's pretty obvious that there are different styles of play for different people. For example, one of the women in my group always plays every card from her hand--if she's not going to play it to her vault, she puts it in her window. Even in games where she ends up taking her own window, she still wins. Often. It's frightening.

I think that there needs to be a good mix in this game of being a bit stingy and a bit generous. Put out too much of a good thing and you help someone too much. Put out too little of a good thing and you get stuck taking your own.

In my group, we have taken to calling this game 'Schaufenster' from the word in German written on the shopwindow cards. 'Ah... now that's good schaufenster,' we say, when we see a window that looks particularly attractive. Maybe you have to be there.

 
 
 
 
 
by Greg
Cubic Zirconium
July 25, 2000

Little skill, but plays fast and is inexpensive. You can be screwed and have to take garbage into your safe if another player makes a mistake, or just by luck if another player has an atypical hand. Otherwise you may end up with a lot of junk in your window and make no money from sales.

What an over rated mediocre game.


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