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2010
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5, 6, more than 6 players
Recommended with 4, 5, 6, more than 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Three-Dragon Ante: Emperor's Gambit
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Theme
The theme of this game is similar to the original Three Dragon Ante. You are sitting in a bar in a fantasy world, playing cards for gold. The setting is a typical Dungeons & Dragons style bar and the game may be played as a sub-plot of a D&D game if desired.

Goal
The goal is to have the most gold at the point where the first player runs out of gold. In a two player game, you just have to bankrupt your opponent, but in a larger game, you may have to prop up another player until you become the richest.

Gameplay
A game is played over a series of hands until the end-condition is reached (above). A hand typically consists of playing one of your cards into the centre as an 'Ante' card, then three rounds of card-playing, attempting to play the best set (or 'Flight') of cards. The highest value Ante card determines the amount of gold that every player must contribute to the pot this round. The player who played the highest value Ante card starts the first round. Subsequent rounds are started by the player who played the highest value card in the previous round. Each card has both a numerical value and a power (or ability). However, the power is only triggered if the card has a lower or equal value to the card just played.

The game is a balance between playing high cards to win the pot of gold in the Ante and playing lower cards to trigger their abilities and improve your hand for a later round.

This game can be played by itself, or in combination with the original Three-Dragon Ante card set.

From WoTC site:
This fun card game updates the popular Three-Dragon Ante card game, adding new cards and new ways to foil your opponents! Designed for 2–6 players, Three-Dragon Ante: Emperor’s Gambit showcases dragons and iconic character archetypes from the D&D world. Easy to learn and play, this game is great for everyone, from dedicated D&D gamers to poker fans to casual card players. D&D characters can also play Three-Dragon Ante: Emperor’s Gambit within the context of any D&D campaign.

In addition to the added cards and rules, this game also contains complete rules for the original Three-Dragon Ante card game.

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Components:

  • 1 small twenty-four page rule book
  • 2 summary cards
  • 70 playing cards
    • 2 special dragon cards (hatchling 4, Io 13, )
    • Good:
      • 6 adamantite dragon cards (3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
      • 6 iron dragon cards (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9)
      • 6 mercury dragon cards (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10)
      • 6 mithral dragon cards (3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13)
      • 6 steel dragon cards (2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11)
    • Evil:
      • 6 brown dragon cards (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9)
      • 6 earthquake dragon cards (3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12)
      • 6 gray dragon cards (2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10)
      • 6 purple dragon cards (2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11)
      • 6 shadow dragon cards (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9)
    • 8 purple mortal cards (dragon turtle 3, wyrmpriest 5, spy 5, emperor 6, queen 7, sorcerer 8, exarch 9, adventurer 10)

Microbadge:

mb - Three-Dragon Ante fan

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Three-Dragon Ante: Emperor's Gambit
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English First Edition 2010
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Artist: Craig Phillips, Emi Tanji
Year: 2010
Product Code: C-267A
Size: 6.50 x 3.75 x 1.12 inches
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Num Ratings: 355
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