Hit the Deck
English language edition
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Hit the Deck is the fastest growing card game on the market! This fast-paced, hand-slappin' card game takes clever strategy, quick reaction and a little bit of luck. If you are the last player to slap the deck when a "Hit the Deck" card is played you have to draw more cards. Try to get rid of your cards and be the player with the fewest points when the game ends.
At first glance, Hit the Deck has snazzy packaging, but that's as far as it goes. My kids (ages 9 and 11) barely lasted one game, and then asked to not play any more.
Why? Hit the Deck is a weak knock-off of UNO. Essentially, game play is the same as UNO (matching cards' color/number) except with different "exception" cards (Where UNO has "reverse," "draw two," etc., Hit the Deck has "Hit the Deck with a Green," "Cut the Deck," etc.). While UNO's exception cards facilitate smooth play with no break in tempo, Hit the Deck's play is uneven, and as my kids articulated, "not any fun."
Hit the deck's quality/finish is also poor. Cards are thin and flimsy, graphics are basic, and after one day the card box is already falling apart. I will say, on the other hand, that the game instructions were thorough.
Bottom line: It's playable, but there are much better family card games out there.