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Spencer Sloe
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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10
Jul 2012
I think I am in love. What a fantastic trick taking game. Its basically a variant on Hearts that plays up to 6. Highly highly recommended.
2006-10-09*
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D H
United States
Boston
Massachusetts
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Jul 2003*
A great trick taking game. The twist of sitting out and having short suits in unique (to me).
2003-07-02*
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Craig Brooks
United States
Framingham
Massachusetts
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9
Feb 2005*
An outstanding trick taking game! The twist of there being a fool that must sit out that hand is quite good.
2005-02-10*
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David Fair
United States
Damascus
MD
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9
Sep 2008*
Terrific little trick-taking game. Very nice screwage aspect here...
2007-05-30*
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Alex Eaton-Salners
United States
Lake Forest
California
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9
Apr 2007*
8 -> 9
2007-04-18*
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amanda brunner

Minnesota
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Jun 2007*
It's got great drawings and it's fast to learn.
2007-06-10*
Craig Massey
United States
Salem
MA
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9
Jul 2007*
If I had to choose my favorite Friedemann Friese game, this just might be my top choice. The game play is simple, yet decisions on card play are much trickier than it seems. What looks like a good or bad hand can easily be mismanaged into the opposite. Its too bad this didn't have a wider release initially. Foppen is really worthy of a reprint and is a must for trick-taking fans. Works for four, but really hums with five.
2014-05-13
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Morgan Dontanville
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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Plate of Shrimp.
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9
Sep 2007*
This is a wonderful trick taking game. Nice balance between pushing to go out on the last turn to get points, versus trying not to get stuck with the high cards in your hand in case you don't.

Love the art and the feel. If it came in a smaller card box it would get played much more.

The more I play this the more I adore it.
2007-09-05*
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JC
United States
Fair Oaks
California
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9
Jun 2009*
Simple, but enjoyable trick taking game.
2009-06-28
Elizabeth Jensen
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
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9
Aug 2009*
The only trick-taking card game I can think of that I enjoy. Each of the four suits has a different number of cards. Whoever plays the lowest value card is the "Fool" in the next round and doesn't get to play any card.
2009-08-08
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Peter Wotruba
United States
San Diego
California
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Aug 2011
nice 4 player game. clever use of the zero cards
2011-08-31
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Doug Orleans
United States
Somerville
Massachusetts
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8
Apr 2004*
Best trick-taking-ish game for 6. Works well with 5 also, but don't bother with fewer.
2004-04-15*
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Richard Lea
United Kingdom
Leeds
County: West Yorkshire
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Oct 2004*
Four of us played this. It has enough elegance and depth to qualify as a first-rate card game; one to rival Hearts. My rating could go up with further plays.
2004-10-31*
James Torr
United States
Torrance
California
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8
Mar 2006*
A trick-taker where the goal is to empty your hand, but every hand one player loses a turn. Cute artwork, and everyone loves saying "Foppen."
2012-03-12
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Lucas Hedgren
United States
Dublin
Ohio
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8
May 2009*
The rotating sitting out of at rick is really neat, but the game is kicked up a notch by the imbalanced card distribution.
2012-05-17
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Terry Egan
United States
Waltham
MA
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8
Feb 2007*
A clever trick-taking game with a unique twist. One of many strengths is it plays well with as many as 6 people ...
2007-02-03*
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Jonathan Fried
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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8
Jul 2007*
Great trick-taking game.
2007-07-26*
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John Squires
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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8
Nov 2007*
I like how the scoring Foppen mechanism works (player who plays the lowest card is the Foppen and sits out the next round). With more plays my rating has improved. The game has some depth, in knowing when to play what cards (the choices aren't obvious), yet it maintains a light feel. Must play multiple hands to help mitigate the card deals but an experienced player should be able to manage most hands. I love the beautifully quirky artwork.
2007-11-29*
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Bruce Miller
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
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8
Sep 2008*
Good, easy to learn, quick trick taking card game.
2008-04-09*
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Gerald McDaniel
United States
Lakewood
Colorado
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May 2009*
May 2009 -- I finally have just about given up trying to acquire this game, so I purchased a Sticheln deck and created it for us to play. The entire family seems to enjoy it, and I expect we will play it now and then.
2009-05-14
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Steve Kearon
United Kingdom
Cardiff
Wales
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Jul 2008*
Great trick taking game where the actual tricks count for nothing except whoever plays the lowest card has to sit out the next trick and the aim is to get rid of all your cards, at which point everyone still holding cards has their value count against them.

I've got a copy of the Japanese version. A prezzie from Pete & Louise's trip to Japan.
2011-02-19
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Brett Constantine
United States
Florence
Massachusetts
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Jun 2011
Ideally, I would like the original art/edition.
2012-02-25
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Adam Alleman
United States
Denver
Colorado
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Jul 2009*
ArtsCow. Great little trick taker. Surprised this is not one in print.
2009-07-18
Paul
United States
Berkeley
California
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8
Aug 2009*
You fool, you foolish fool...
2009-11-09
Mikaela Kumlander
Finland
Helsinki
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8
Oct 2011
I'm such a sucker for trick-taking games. This one reminds me of Sticheln, Haggis and Dalmuti. Cool!
2011-11-07

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