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Hook, Line and Sinker!

Hook, Line and Sinker!

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There are times and places like these, all over. Rich people are the typical mark – people so rich they can carry enough cash that they won’t notice if it all goes missing. Casino openings. Art galleries. Presentations of important political parties. The events change, but the situation’s always the same.

When there’s money to be made, thieves come to make it. Thieves like you. You may not be able to get it all, but with all this cash going unchecked, you’re in a perfect place to find a mark to clean out. All you need to do is set someone up to fall for your con, Hook, Line & Sinker.

A series of cards from Hook, Line and Sinker

In Hook, Line & Sinker, you’re playing fast-talking improvising thieves trying to make the most money you can in a situation that’s ripe for a con. You have to put together a Plan, which is made up of the cards in your hand. But you don't get to see them all the time, and you don't get to see everything your opponents are holding - meaning that there's always going to be some times when you don't know if you've got the best plan, but you've got a plan and that's as good as you're going to get.

Played with a deck of only 18 cards, Hook, Line & Sinker is a microgame for groups ranging in size from 2 to 6. It needs almost no table space, and it rewards daring and cunning more than memorisation and practice.

Shuffle up and make a plan.

Hook, Line & Sinker requires players to manage some hidden information that other players are trying to mix up. Players need to be able to pick cards at random from small groups of three, so while you may need to shuffle regularly, it will only be three cards at once. There needs to be some small common space for the commons cards to rest, which needs to be about five cards wide. The game rules don’t require you to talk to other players, and you’re not obligated to communicate what you know with other players. You don’t have to lie and you’re not obligated to talk to anyone.

And always: Remember to respect the players and their needs.

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This title was added to our catalog on June 14, 2019.