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I just posted rules for three games which you probably shouldn't play

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I just posted rules for three Decktet games. They've been rolling around a long time, and I'm not sure whether any of them are worth sharing. I often tell people that any game and every game should go on the Decktet Wiki, though, so why not?

Divers Weights was designed in August 2008, making it among the first Decktet games ever. I posted the rules but later took them down. Here they are again. It's not very good.

The Syndicate is a light, quick game for exactly three players. It was designed in 2010 and played a few times. It's OK. The design idea of two-against-one eventually led to Raven Nonesuch, which I much prefer.

Brigand Kings is a fun game that went through a lot of development over several years. It's a dice-chucking war game, with some of the feel of Risk.

Years ago, the late Wolfgang Zeller made Decktet suit dice in his workshop. I think he was the first to do so. In exchange for permission to sell a few sets, he sent me some. He said he hoped I'd add suit dice to the Decktet game system. I replied that it wouldn't make any sense because there weren't any games that used them.

Once I had some dice, I came up with the idea that became Brigand Kings. To be clear, though, suit dice still aren't part of the system.

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If you take a look at any of these or (against my advice) actually play them, I'd love to hear what you think.
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