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Jinx
Jinx
by Piatnik (2021)
Player Count
2 to 4

Player Ages
6+
Categories
  • Card Game
  • Dice
  • Designers
  • Klaus Altenburger
  • Mechanisms
  • Set Collection
  • Dice Rolling
  • End Game Bonuses
  • Matching
  • Rating: 7.3/10 from 5 users

    Description

    Who can collect the highest-scoring cards over three rounds of play? Will the die be on your side?

    Jinx is played over three rounds. At the start of each round, draw 16 cards and place them face-up; cards come in eight colors, and each color has cards numbered 1-6. On a turn, you roll the die, then optionally roll it again. After your first or second roll, you collect a card from the table that matches the number on the die. If you can't collect a card, the round ends and if the color of a card in front of you is present among the face-up cards, then you lose that card. You might lose everything depending on how jinxed you are!

    Players who lost a card receive a random bonus card for any remaining rounds. These cards have different powers such as adding or subtracting 1 from the die roll, rolling a third time, and choosing a card numbered 4-6 instead of rolling the die.

    Cards that are safe in one round might be lost in a subsequent round, so ideally you can roll well or use the bonus cards to clear out troublesome colors. At the end of three rounds, players sum the cards in front of them, and whoever has the highest score wins.

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