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A crossover side-product from the Tak Kickstarter campaign, this deck contains ten examples of Tak being played all over Temerant. Beautifully illustrated by Nate Taylor.

Pairs is a "New Classic Pub Game" created by James Ernest and Paul Peterson. The deck is simple and versatile, usable for more than 30 original games like Sweep, Blackstone, Troll Guts, and Deadfall, with more coming all the time.

(Note: This is a deck for the game Pairs, featuring pictures of another game, Tak. Tak is a completely different board game available separately!)

In the basic game of Pairs, players take turns pressing their luck, by taking cards from the deck. It's an ordinary "triangular" distribution of cards: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, and so on, up to 10x10. If you pair any of your cards, you score that many points (and points are bad).

So, if you're holding a 6, 8, and 10, there are 21 cards that can burn you: all the remaining 6s, 8s, and 10s. 

If you don't want to catch a pair, you can fold for the lowest card in play. So, suppose someone has a 3; instead of hitting your hand and scoring as many as 10 points, you can fold and take the 3.

The loser is the first player to reach a target score, which changes based on the nuber of players. For example, with 4 players, the loser is the first player to accumulate 16 points.

Basic rules are included on card #56, but you can click View Rulebook to get a look at them now.


 
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This title was added to our catalog on May 16, 2017.