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Tai Chi Chuan

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Ages Play Time Players
12+ 20 minutes 3-6

Designer(s): William Attia

Manufacturer(s): Cocktail Games

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Product Description

Tai Chi Chuan is a game of letters in which you must show mental nimbleness to progress but also to withstand the attacks of your opponents.

On your turn, a card is revealed which determines the first letter of all words to come. At this point, you must name a word that starts with this first letter to continue the current challenge. Each newly revealed letter requires the discovery of a new word that includes both this new card and the first one. You alone decide whether to stop and be challenged by the other players with a new card, or whether to continue and risk being short of ideas for words.

Tai Chi Chuan is best with 3-6 players, although it remains playable with only two or more than six. The game is designed to work with the letter distribution patterns of French, but it should play equally well (albeit a bit differently) in English.

Description written by W. Eric Martin and used with permission of

Product Information

  • Designer(s): William Attia

  • Manufacturer(s): Cocktail Games

  • Artist(s): Arnaud Quere

  • Year: 2007

  • Players: 3 - 6

  • Time: 20 minutes

  • Ages: 12 and up

  • Weight: 195 grams

  • Language Requirements: An English translation of the rules is provided.

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