Elements (2010)

Average Rating: 7.12/10
Board Game Rank: 2985
Abstract Game Rank: 90
Family Game Rank: 757
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Artist
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Year Published
2010
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
10 − 20 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8+
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Elements
Alternate Names
Khmer
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Elements, a.k.a. Khmer, is a bluffing and deduction game for two players that contains only sixteen cards, with each player trying to figure out the best time to end the round so that they can win. The goal each round is to have a hand of cards with a higher sum than the opponent, but equal to or less than the sum played to the table.

To set up a round, deal six cards face down to each player, then remove the remaining four cards, unseen, from the game. On your turn, you take one of these five actions:

1: PLAY a card from your hand to the table, overlapping any cards previously played and announcing the sum of all revealed cards.

2: DRAW the most recently played card from the table and place it in front of you; this card counts as being in your hand, thereby increasing the sum of your hand and lowering the sum on the table, but you cannot discard or play this card.

3: DISCARD a 6 card from your hand, placing it to the side out of play for this round.

4: KNOCK to end the round and see who wins; you may do this only if the sum of cards in your hand is equal to or less than the sum on the table. The players than compare sums, and whoever has the highest sum (without going over the sum of cards on the table) wins 2 points; if the players are tied, the player who knocked loses.

5: FOLD to end the round because you think that you will lose; the opponent wins 1 point.

Shuffle all the cards, and redeal; the player who scored in the round starts the next round, and the first player to collect 6 points wins. Alternatively, players can play only a single round to determine the winner, ignoring the FOLD action since that's a sure loser...

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Elements
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English/German edition
Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Dennis Lohausen
Year: 2016
Product Code: 18280G
Size: 6.97 x 5.00 x 1.46 inches
English, German
Release Date: May 2016
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Japanese first edition
Publisher: Saien
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Year: 2010
Size: 4.92 x 2.95 x 1.18 inches
0.26 pounds
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3 Minimalist Design
I edited a little bit by erasing the words and replacing them with lines on top and bottom of each cards.
English
2015-05-11
2 Khmer - Unofficial German Rules - v.1.03
No technical changes here, but improved structure and clarity compared with v.1.0.
German
2015-04-25
16 Khmer: Neutra deck
A set of minimalist Khmer deck images ready for upload to a PnP service. Note that this game is easily played using these files, an UNO deck, or two decks of standard playing cards. It's a tough game to find a copy of, but once you try the game, please do your best to track down a real copy. I'm happy to remove this file if the designer or publisher has an issue with it. Enjoy! [ImageID=1880983 medium]
English
2014-01-03
2 Diagrama de flujo de las puntuaciones posibles
Puntuaciones pensadas para juegos a 6 puntos. Añado la regla de que si el que cierra lo hace con más puntos en su posesión que en la mesa, su contrincante gana 2 puntos.
Spanish
2013-12-06
10 Khmer - Unofficial German Rules
I have written this German rule set for myself and would like to share it. Match play (to 6 points) is treated as a given, since the game is only half as good without it.
German
2013-02-24
62 Unofficial English rules
English rules for Khmer, fitted on one sheet that can be cut and folded to fit in the box.
English
2012-02-04
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 2985
Abstract Game Rank: 90
Family Game Rank: 757
Num Ratings: 144
Average Rating: 7.12
Standard Deviation: 1.29
Num Views: 20598
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.4
Fans: 11
Personal Comments: 81
Users Owning: 178
Users Wanting: 40
Users Trading: 7 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 908
Plays This Month: 20
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