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Khmer (2010)

Average Rating: 7.09/10
Board Game Rank: 2981
Abstract Game Rank: 103
Family Game Rank: 756
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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
20 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Khmer
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Khmer is a bluffing, fun, deduction game for 2 players. There are only 16 cards, but you have to try outwit your opponent and try to figure out when the best time is to end the game so you can win. The goal is to have a hand with a higher total value than your opponent, but equal to or less than the total value played commonly to the field.

Deal 6 cards face-down to each player; the remaining 4 cards are removed, unseen, from the game.

In your turn, you can only choose 1 action to take:
1: PLAY a card from your hand to the field
- place the card face-up on top of the previous cards in the field (in the middle of the table), slightly overlapping so you can see all the numbers on the previous cards played. Announce the new total.
2: DRAW the top-most (the most recently "played") card from the field and place it in front of you. This card joins your hand but cannot be discarded or played. It increases your hand's total value and its removal from the field decreases the field's value.
3: DISCARD a 6 from your hand
- Only 6's can be discarded, they are placed off to the side and are out of the match
4: KNOCK to end the match and see who wins the match.
- Knock on the table to call the end of the match. You may only knock if the value of your hand is equal to or less than the value of the field.
- Compare your hands with each other. Whomever has the highest value that is equal to or under the total value on the table wins!
- If it is a tie, the player who knocked loses.

The game is extremely short and it is recommended to play 6-point match (each game worth 2 points and folding giving 1 point to the opponent):

In the 6-point match, players play several matches until someone reaches 6 points.
During the matches you now have an additional action you may take:
1: PLAY
2: DRAW
3: DISCARD
4: KNOCK
5: FOLD and forfeit the match (new action)

If you win a match and no one "folded" you earn 2 points. If a player folds, the opponent earns 1 point.
At the end of a match, take all the cards including those out of the game, shuffle them, and redeal the players hand. Set the remaining 4 unrevealed cards off to the side, out of the match. The player who earned a point in the previous match goes first.

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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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1 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
0 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]
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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
9 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.
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2013-02-24
56 Unofficial English rules
English rules for Khmer, fitted on one sheet that can be cut and folded to fit in the box.
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2012-02-04
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Board Game Rank: 2981
Abstract Game Rank: 103
Family Game Rank: 756
Num Ratings: 124
Average Rating: 7.09
Standard Deviation: 1.26
Num Views: 14540
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.5
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Personal Comments: 68
Users Owning: 149
Users Wanting: 26
Users Trading: 7 [find trade matches]
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Total Plays: 747
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