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Circus Flohcati


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Ages Play Time Players
7+ 15 minutes 2-5

Designer(s): Reiner Knizia

Manufacturer(s): Grail Games

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  • WARNING: Choking Hazard - Small Parts

Product Description

In Circus Flohcati, players try to complete sets of cards before the game ends. A player begins her turn with several face-up cards to choose from. If she doesn’t like them, she can draw another, but if a card gets turned up that matches the suit of one of the other face-up cards, she loses her turn. She can continue drawing until she likes one or it matches. Also during her turn she can combine three cards of the same value and lay them down in front of her; such sets will be worth 10 points at the end of the game. Additionally, the highest card from each suit in her hand contributes its face value to her score.

Most editions of Circus Flohcati bear a player count of 3-5, but the 2016 edition from Grail Games boasts a 2-5 player count with no changes to the rules.

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Average Rating: 4.2 in 5 reviews

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Great fun even for 2.
August 14, 2000

This quick game which is very easy to learn can even be played with just two players. The mechanics of the game are simple and because it is short I tend to play several games in a row.

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Even better than I first thought
June 02, 2000

We have played Zirkus Flohcati for three months now--not constantly, but many, many times! ...and it has more than lived up to the great first impression it made. As expected, it does play as well for four or five as for three players. The Gala Show doesn't win every hand--sometimes we even get to the bottom of the deck without anyone declaring it--but on the hands where the Gala Show is declared, it seems to win about three times out of four.

For a quick strategy game filled with moans, groans, laughter and grins, you can't beat it!

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by David
Worth the illustrations on the cards
March 30, 2000

This is a very good game for teens and preteens. That is not to say adults will not enjoy it. You are trying to get high numbered cards in as many of ten suits as possible. You get a bonus if you have a card in each suit and there are ways to get points with your extra cards obtained during the game. During your turn you may turn over as many cards as you want as long as you do not turn over a suit already showing (bad) or an action card (good). If you choose when to stop you then take any one card showing to your hand. All in all pretty simple and fun.

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

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