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Store:  Card Games, Strategy Games
Theme:  Fighting
Genre:  Trick-Taking
Format:  Card Games

Escalation!

The Suburban Wars


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Product Awards:  
Major FUN
Award Winner, 2007

Ages Play Time Players
10+ 15 minutes 2-6

Designer(s): Reiner Knizia

Manufacturer(s): Z-Man Games

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Product Description

It's the classic suburban conflict of unreturned tools, loud neighbors, and prize-winning garden gnomes from Reiner Knizia. This simple gateway card game has players starting with low-value cards then escalating the values until someone goes too far and penalizes their neighbor with the stack of cards. When the deck runs out and a player's hand is empty, the player with the least cards in his stack wins.

One player opens with a card or cards and calls out the value played. The next player must play cards to surpass that value, and so on, escalating the value until the point where a player does not wish to or cannot go above that value, thus taking the stack of cards and placing them in her penalty stack. A simple card game in the tradition of No Thanks!

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Product Awards

Major FUN
Award Winner, 2007

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Reiner Knizia

  • Manufacturer(s): Z-Man Games

  • Artist(s): Beth Trott

  • Year: 2007

  • Players: 2 - 6

  • Time: 15 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 126 grams

  • Language Requirements: Manufacturer's rules are printed in English. This is a domestic item.

Contents:

  • 55 cards
  • 1 rules card
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Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 0.5 in 1 review


 
 
 
 
 
by A Gamer
Theme fits VERY loosely
December 31, 2008

I wanted this game because the artwork and theme intrigued me. Neither one has much to do with the game. About the only connector I have found to the theme is that you can "screw your neighbor" as the saying goes by placing a high value down so they will most likely have to take the pile. The game play is a half step above mindless and the artwork has absolutely nothing to do with the game. This game could easily be played with numbered cards if you had enough. I would highly recommend "No Thanks!" over this juvenile mess.

The instructions are printed on one playing card. Enough said.

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