Many Games for the Price of One: Card Games with Five Suits
Joe Childers
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Dayton
Ohio
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This is an information collecting Geeklist. I've tried searching the Geeklists about five-suited card games with no success. I have a small collection, a smaller budget, and no gaming group that I hang out with, so I don't know very many items to put on it. Please be aptient with me and help me figure out how do best stretch my gmaing dollars.

I am looking for two things. I'd like to know which games out there use five suits. I'd also like to know which one of these games could I buy, that would enable me to play the most of the others with the same components. For instance, if there is a game out there that has five suits with generic cards 1-20, then I would also be able to play any other four- or five-suited game with genreic cards up to 20. The first two items I've added are examples of what I'm tlaking about.
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1. Board Game: En Garde [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1873]
Joe Childers
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This is the game that got me thinking about this list. Surely there is a five-suit game ut there where I could swipe 5 sets of 1-5 from the deck and get this game for free.
 
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2. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:294]
Joe Childers
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Here is the other five-suited game I know about. I already own this one, but it would be another candidate for being played with a deck form another game.
 
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3. Board Game: Tarot [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:2689]
Cédric Junillon
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Lausanne (Switzerland) or Lyon (France)
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Being French I'm not quite sure I understood your dilemma...
But if I did, then the answer is simple why not buy a simple Tarot card game?
Is that impossible to find in the US or wherever you live?
Here it is just as esay to find as a reguler card game...

With this you can play Lost Cities without any problem...
 
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4. Board Game: Sticheln [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:808]
Alex Rockwell
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Lynnwood
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With sticheln you cna play a ton of stuff. 6 suits, 0 to 14
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5. Board Game: Five Crowns [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:4254]
Ed Holzman
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Seffner
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Because I happen to own a copy, this was the first game I thought of. Five suits (hearts, clubs, diamonds, spades, stars) with cards 3 through King (no Ace or 2).
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6. Board Game: Rage [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:2676]
Scott A. Reed
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I will see your five suits and raise you one. Off the top of my head, one can play the included game, Raj, Bridge, Poker, and every game on this list:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...
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7. Board Game: Stardeck [Average Rating:6.75 Unranked]
Michael M.
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Here's a nice 5-suit deck. I often play Lost Cities with it -- especially when I'm on the road and have limited space.
 
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8. Board Game: Trumpet [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:4169]
Chad Winter
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Another six-suit game. Cards are numbered 1-11 (This one goes to eleven)
 
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9. Board Game: Armchair Cricket [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:5984]
Ian Cooper
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It definitely has 5 suits.
 
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10. Board Game: Swastika [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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Native American-themed deck from early 1900s of five suits featuring pipes, bows, arrows, tomahawks and swastikas.
 
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11. Board Game: Boy Scouts [Average Rating:5.57 Unranked]
John Pierce
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Five animal-themed suits.
 
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12. Board Game: Instinct [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:10676]
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Five suits based on the five colors in Magic: The Gathering.
 
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13. Board Game: Privilege [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Another five-suit deck. Fantastic art-deco illustrations on this one.
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14. Board Game: Plaza [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Another old five-suit game, uses colors and animals to distinguish suits.
 
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15. Board Game: Mü & More [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:825]
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Five colored suits.
 
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16. Board Game: Empire Deck [Average Rating:7.12 Unranked]
Ian Klinck
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I have one of these decks... It's a standard card deck with 6 suits, adding Crowns and Anchors.
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17. Board Game: David & Goliath [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1900]
John Pierce
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1-18 in five different suits.
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18. Board Game: Fasthanded Vince [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Roger Meertens
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Five suits (1-12) and 4 symbols that are distributed over the whole deck.
 
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