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Year Published
2009
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(17 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
(6 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Fzzzt!
Alternate Names
Фзззт! 2.0 или Короткое Замыкание
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Fzzzt! "A futuristic robot auction game with some dodgy mechanics".

It's a new-fangled modern age, a brave new world, of extraordinary, strange and crazy robots; designed and built in a crackpot factory by the Master Central Processing Unit version D (or McPUD, for short).

McPUD has recently been suffering from a number of software bugs which affects the speed of robot production, the types of robots produced (each has one or more symbols) and, occasionally, their life-expectancy.

You are a mechanic, competing to buy robots as they become available on the factory's conveyor belt. Each game consists of five auction rounds; during each round, eight robot cards will be individually auctioned to the highest bidder though you won’t necessarily get to see all eight of the robots in advance - it all depends on how fast McPUD is running the conveyor belt!

Mechanics pay for these cards using the power allocations on cards in hand which include, as the game progresses, robots they have already purchased.

After each round, and at the end of the game, mechanics can also allocate some of their cards to Production Units (special cards requiring sets of robots with particular symbols) for bonus points.

The winner is the mechanic with the most points.

"Fzzzt! - Yesterday's men building tomorrow's world today".

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  • 2009 Reviewed in "Counter - Boardgames Reviewed & Discussed" by alan how, Issue 46 pp. 29-30

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Фзззт! 2.0 или Короткое Замыкание
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Russian Edition
Publisher: Lifestyle Boardgames Ltd
Artist: Tony Boydell, Charlie Paull, Vicki Paull
Year: 2011
Size: 9.45 x 6.30 x 3.15 inches
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Gryphon Games Tin Box
Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games
Artist: Tony Boydell, Charlie Paull, Vicki Paull
Year: 2010
Product Code:  101270N
Size: 5.88 x 4.38 x 0.88 inches
0.40 pounds
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First edition
Publisher: Surprised Stare Games Ltd
Artist: Tony Boydell, Charlie Paull, Vicki Paull
Year: 2009
Size: 3.54 x 2.56 x 0.79 inches
0.22 pounds
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2 Fzzzt!! French rules
French rules
French
2012-02-04
8 The First Edition Fzzzt! Robots - What do their names mean?
It's been a year, so here is a summary of where each of the robots in the First Edition of Fzzzt! get their names from. There are MORE robots in the 5/6 player expansion, but I'll leave those for you to explore a little longer!
English
2010-11-17
3 Dutch Rules
Rules for Fzzzt! in Dutch. Translation by Filip Santens.
Dutch
2009-11-10
21 Special Peripheral Round Cards for Fzzzt! (Free Expansion!)
Cut these 8 cards out and sleeve them. At the start of a Round in the normal game, reveal one of these cards at random - it's effect lasts for the duration of the current round. At the end of the Round, discard it and draw a new card for the next Round etc
English
2009-11-02
22 English Rules
Rules for Fzzzt! in English
English
2009-10-06
6 Russian Rules
Rules for Fzzzt! in Russian. Translation by Yegor Sadoshenko.
Russian
2009-09-03
3 German Rules
Rules for Fzzzt! in German. Translation by Daniel Danzer.
German
2009-09-03
1 VERSUS Scoring Variant - German
German version of the VERSUS alternate scoring variant - many thanks to Daniel Danzer (duchamp) for his splendid efforts!
German
2009-06-26
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1993
Family Game Rank: 559
Num Ratings: 773
Average Rating: 6.33
Standard Deviation: 1.17
Num Views: 48966
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 1.7
Fans: 15
Personal Comments: 288
Users Owning: 1108
Users Wanting: 37
Users Trading: 82 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 3
Price History: View
Total Plays: 1789
Plays This Month: 1
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Num Ratings 61
Average Rating 6.68
Average Weight 1.67
Num Owned 261
Prev. Owned 31
For Trade 23
Want in Trade 14
Wishlist 26
Comments 29
Year Published 2010
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Garrett's Games 185 - Parade, Shipyard, Gonzaga, Fzzzt, Savannah Tails
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