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Asterix: the card game

May 2014Posted by Sir Lard Sat, May 10, 2014 10:18:11

1st May

Asterix: the card game

Down to 3 tonight, Sir Nic, Sir Keith and myself! Sir Nic found a classic from the back of the cupboard, Asterix the card game from 1990!

Blurb from the box:

The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely... A simple card game themed on the famous comic graphic novels, with indomitable Gauls bashing unfortunate Romans. Players have a set of cards (Asterix, Obelix, Getafix, Cacofonix & Vitalstatistix) numbered 1 to 10, each card having a different combination of 1-4 magic potions to act as a tie-break. A deck of 55 Roman soldiers, ranging from the cook to Crismus Bonus & Julius himself, are competed for in turn. A scoring card is shown, players select their Gaul cards and show them together, highest wins the Roman and discards their winning card. The other players return their cards to their hands to fight again. There are also Pirate cards which reduce your winnings and Dogmatix cards which allow the players to draw from the deck and either keep the card themselves or pass it onto another player. The rank of the Roman increases your score, but combinations of the same rank are worth much more.

Thursday Night Game

After a quick refresher of the rules we started the game, we played two games of this tonight and Sir Keith had a blinder in both of them getting many of the same rank and ducking the pirate cards, the score are below

1st Game

Sir Keith 123 points

Sir Nic 87

Sir Steve 82

2nd Game

Sir Keith 114 points

Sir Nic 100

Sir Steve 91

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