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Store:  Family Games, Card Games
Edition:  Tichu
Genre:  Trick-Taking
Format:  Card Games
Family:  Zheng Shangyou
Other:  Available on iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

Tichu

English language edition -- 2 decks


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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 30-90 minutes 3-10

Designer(s): Urs Hostettler

Manufacturer(s): Rio Grande Games, Abacus, Fata Morgana

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Product Description

Players who love new and interesting card games will love Tichu. It is simple to learn: one need only get rid of his cards. Although Tichu is primarily a partnership game for four, with just the two packs of cards, Tichu is well suited for large groups, too.

This game comes with two complete decks of cards, so players may alternate playing decks when playing with four or play with larger groups.

Product Information

Contents:

  • 2 complete Tichu decks
  • 1 rule booklet
Tichu has the following expansions available:

Tichu Booster Out of Stock

Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 4.4 in 5 reviews

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Westernized Edition of Zheng Shangyou - Great Game
June 15, 2004

I am a fan of Contact Bridge and Skat. Westernized card players overlook the depth and skill of this game. The rules are confusing until it is played a few times. BELIEVE ME I'VE SEEN BRILLANT PLAYERS AND THEY WEREN'T JUST LUCKY. I recall as a chess snob remarking that backgammon was not really a game of much skill. After many losses and a much lighter wallet, I began to change my mind. If you are a card player who enjoys different games of skill, add this to your expertize.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
 
 
 
 
 
by Jabla
Excellent (granted you like the genre)
November 12, 2002

Dalmuti style, in depth, varying really a lot. Takes a little learning to get into the philosophy of the game, following the 'unwritten rules' and general strategy but it's sure all worth it when you get it. Maybe *the* card game when it comes to co-operative play. Bombs bring whole new aspect to game. I love it :)

Nice additions are that you can play Zheng Fen and very entertaining version of 'Someone's always the a**hole' -game. Latter being maybe one of most entertaining light but still interesting card games suitable for more than 5 people. We've played it as fixed 14 card (as in tichu) variant which seems to work really well.

If you like card games like hearts, bridge and variants or great dalmuti I can recommend this wholeheartedly.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
 
 
 
 
 
by Doug K
I Don't Get It
January 11, 2002

There's one in every crowd, and I'm that one. Everyone else seems to love it, so take this with a lot of grains of salt, but for my money Tichu has nothing to offer the trick-taking genre. Almost all information is hidden, so the idea of 'thinking your opponent has a run of 34567' is a shot in the dark based only on your own hand distribution. The luck factor is high (I play a bomb! Oops, my oponent had a bigger bomb) and the cooperation is minimal (there is almost no way to pass information to your partner). Perhaps I played the wrong variant, or I'm a bridge snob. Be forewarned, though. It IS possible to find someone who doesn't like this game.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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