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Renfield: Gambling Card Game




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Mmm, Bugs. You can't eat just one.

When the Gravediggers from Parts Unknown aren't scavenging body parts for Science, they play Renfield for money. It's a gambling game about parts, tools, gravestones, and bugs.

Yummy, delicious bugs.

Renfield was first released in 1999 as Cheapass Games #019, a sequel to the gravedigging board game "Parts Unknown." We think this game is absolutely great, a giant among trick-taking gambling games. (Are there others?) Mechanically it's sort of a cross between Hearts (or Spades, or Pitch) and Poker (or Blackjack, or getting clubbed over the head). And it's extremely chaotic and vicious, just like the gravediggers who play it. Yet despite its chaos and viciousness, there is a fair bit of strategy, which includes being very hard-headed.

Renfield is best with 4-7 players, and takes just a few minutes per hand. The rulebook contains the original rules, plus several "dealer's choice" variants. And unlike the original Cheapass edition, this one is in color!

Rules available as a PDF here.

 
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March 13th, 2015
The cards are very nice! You do have to print the rulebook seperately, and you probably should kick Cheapass games a donation because the game is free to print, and Mr. Ernest and fellows are awesome for that. I have yet to play a game yet, but I gave [...]
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March 11th, 2014
Despite needing to head over to the Cheapass Games site for the rules (in highly printable PDF format), Renfield is a devilishly tricksy but fun group game. You get a very high quality deck with this purchase, and if you get a 99 cent deck case here al [...]
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August 16th, 2013
shipped without box & rules, not made clear that box & rules do not come with the product, indeed the product page has a reference to the rules, but they weren't shipped with product. Drive Thru Cards has lost my business. [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on February 12, 2013.