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Year Published
2005
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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En Garde!
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This is a game where 2-6 people are dueling it out in fencing matches.

You have poise points which keep track of how "good looking" a character is. When you lose all of your poise points, and are a staggering mess, you can be stuck with a sword for the final blow and be killed.

You can regain poise by doing things to help make you look better, such as wiping your brow, or tucking in your shirt. You can play cards to enhance your attacks or to defend against an opponents attack. Such as parrying or "strong arming" your way through an opponents defense.

There are also weapons and items which can be played to affect the game in different ways.

Similar to a re-themed version of the company's Kung Fu Fighting.

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Components:

  • 1 rule book
  • 6 player mats
  • 6 poise marker stones
  • 85 playing cards
    • 33 attack cards
      • 12 cards each (Thrust, Lunge)
      • 4 cards each (Slash, Disarm)
      • 1 Pistol card
    • 12 response cards
      • 6 Parry Riposte cards
      • 2 cards each (Hard Parry, Parry, Partial Parry)
    • 10 press attack cards
      • 6 Coupe cards
      • 4 Strong Arm cards
    • 8 attack enhancement cards
      • 2 cards each (Furious Assault, "I See An Opening," Masterful Strike, Powerful Strike)
    • 8 fancy move cards
      • 2 cards each (Defensive Stance, Superior Technique, "Taste My Blade")
      • 1 card each (Disengage, Web of Steel)
    • 8 item cards
      • 2 cards each (Buckler, Cloak, Main Gauche, Second Sword)
    • 6 poise restoration
      • 1 card each (A Moment's Pause, Catch Your Breath, "I'm Not Left handed!", Second Wind, Tuck in Your Shirt)

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En Garde!
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First edition
Publisher: SlugFest Games
Artist: Cliff Bohm, Beth Trott
Year: 2005
Size: 7.00 x 5.00 x 1.50 inches
1.00 pounds
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1 9 card version
Rules for how to change En Garde to use 9 cards. These rules usualy lead to more interesting exchanges. This version was created by SlugFest Games staff.
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2009-05-27
2 EN GARDE CHIVALRY VARIANT.doc
En Garde! Chivalry Variant Rules
2005-11-28
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Board Game Rank: 4589
Thematic Rank: 597
Num Ratings: 463
Average Rating: 5.82
Standard Deviation: 1.39
Num Views: 43599
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.3
Fans: 11
Personal Comments: 194
Users Owning: 692
Users Wanting: 15
Users Trading: 57 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 687
Plays This Month: 2
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