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Who's the Ass?
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Store:  Card Games, Family Games
Genre:  Trick-Taking
Format:  Card Games
Family:  Zheng Shangyou
Other:  Games for a large crowd

Who's the Ass?

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Ages Play Time Players
8+ 30 minutes 3-12

Designer(s): Wolfgang Kramer

Manufacturer(s): Mayfair Games, Phalanx Games

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Product Description

Just as I was winning, the ass appeared! Now I am stuck with a hand full of cards again!

The aim of the game is it to get rid of your cards as fast as possible. Once done, all other players score negative points.

However, beware of the ass... and do not feel sorry if it sticks on you!

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Wolfgang Kramer

  • Manufacturer(s): Mayfair Games, Phalanx Games

  • Artist(s): Francois Bruel

  • Year: 2004

  • Players: 3 - 12

  • Time: 30 minutes

  • Ages: 8 and up

  • Weight: 212 grams

  • Language Requirements: This is an international edition or domestic edition of an imported item. Game components are language-independent. Manufacturer's rules are printed in English.


  • 104 cards (8 sets valued 1 to 13)
  • 5 joker cards
  • 1 ass card
  • 1 rules booklet

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 3 in 1 review

Save the few dollars and play with cards
June 30, 2004

Okay, so the game mechanics are the same as the Dilbert Game, the President drinking game, and the Great Dilmuti (sp?). Deal the cards, lead with X number or Y rank cards, and subsequint players must play X number of Y+ cards or pass. Hoiwever leads may choose how many similar cards to play (the X), and all cards must be of th same rank (the Y) or Jokers. The last one to play cards gets to lead, and the object is to get rid of all of your cards. There are a few tweeks to make it a little better than its predecessors.

First, There is an Ass card that can start an ass round where no player may pass, and the 'winner' is stuck with all cards played. This redistribution of wealth works well with more players, and lousy with three. Also, this can make players break up sets of cards they may have been waiting to play.

Second, there is no caste system as in many variations of this theme, so changing position in the game is much easier. If you are the ass, you actually start with the most powerful card in the game.

The dealing system makes you seperate all but 1 card needed for the deal, add the ass card, and then reshuffle and deal. This takes some time.

However, all of this could be played with 2 standard decks of cards (same back) with Jokers, and 1 similarly sized card from any other deck or game for the Ass, as this card doesn't match the other's back and can always be seen.

You score pip value for cards, J=11, Q=12, K=13, Joker=14, and the Ass=20 points when a player plays his or her last card. Lowest score after a predetermined number of deals wins. Save your already own the game.

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