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Vines (Postas Deck)

Vines (Postas Deck)

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Vines is a set of trick-taking games with a unique five-suited deck. The Postas, or "Pillars" deck is a forerunner of the modern Vines deck, featuring the numbers 1 through 10 in each suit, each with a different image, and an "E" for the elventh card (the Emperor). 

The Postas Deck is best known as the deck for "Prima Carta," a game first played with just the ranks 1 through 10. The E is included so that this deck can also play the rest of the games in the Vines family.

Games with the Vines deck include several trick-taking games for 3 to 6 players, including cutthroat and team games, based on familiar mechanics from games like Hearts, Pitch, and Euchre, with an abundant assortment of clever innovations.

The rules for Vines, and more details about the game's history (both real and fanciful), can be found at Crab Fragment Labs.

 
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This title was added to our catalog on May 26, 2022.