Fruit is a trick-taking game, but not your garden-variety trick-taking game.
Instead of ranks and suits, the Fruit deck uses a binary tree as its structure, positing a magical tree with 32 different fruits, divided into groups by size, flavor, chroma, color, and type. Thus, you might have a "Large Sweet Bright Red Berry" or a "Small Tart Dull Yellow Drupe" or any combination of those traits. Each... [click here for more]
The Mer-Kemet Deck from Uncle Hat Games is a deck in the Earseen Series. The idea is to have a general-purpose deck that can be used for lots of different games, much like standard ("French") playing cards ... but a completely different deck.
To that end, the Mer-Kemet has 55 cards, each having a rank (or value) ranging from 1 to 10, but no suit. The distribution of cards suggests a pyramid, with... [click here for more]
Tour of Alameda is a family-friendly card game recreating a kids' bike race. It features quick game play with a very small bluffing and mischief component, to keep it enjoyable and interesting for children and adults. Ideal for children who are practicing one and two digit addition, and beginning to think about the desires and intentions of others.
Each player needs their own deck, but this... [click here for more]