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

Auf falscher Fährte

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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 20-30 minutes 3-4

Designer(s): Jurgen Kraul

Manufacturer(s): Berliner Spielkarten

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Product Description

This game reached an honorable 3rd place in the Hippodice Design Competition 2000 under the title "Drunter oder Drber" (Over or Under). A classic trick-taking card game with a few twists: you must follow suit, highest cards wins the trick, and a Joker changes the color of trump. The game becomes interesting because players must suppress a card before the game. The sum of suppressed cards determines the type of round played, either Plus or Minus--that is whether the winner is the player who took the most tricks or one with the fewest tricks. Following the second trick one of hidden cards is revealed after each subsequent trick, slowly revealing what the players are playing after. The game proves once again that small changes can create new interesting variations of the classic mechanism.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Jurgen Kraul

  • Manufacturer(s): Berliner Spielkarten

  • Year: 2001

  • Players: 3 - 4

  • Time: 20 - 30 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 170 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. An English translation of the rules is provided.

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4 in 1 review

by Kyle
A real twist on trick-taking games
November 12, 2002

My family loves trick-taking games. This game introduced a real challenge: should you be trying to take tricks, or avoiding them?

It puts a real twist on the strategy. I often found myself assuming that I should take tricks, only to be surprised later in the hand.

Interestingly, once the true goal is discovered, the player who is currently losing may change the trump suit. This makes each hand exciting down to the final card.

The illustrations on the cards are bizarre, and yet strangely intriguing. And for reasons beyond my comprehension, we enjoy the game much more when everybody speaks in a bad German accent. 'Sprechen sie deutch?'

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