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Wizard - A Five Second Board Game Review

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26 Jul 2019 01:17 #300076 by MasonSokol
This is the single greatest tragedies in modern gaming. Wizard...

Wizard presents itself in absolutely the same way that the most boring of mass market productions do, in an ugly box, sitting limply on a Walmart shelf, or introduced by your grandparents when they’ve run out of various political topics to run you through.

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26 Jul 2019 08:05 #300077 by Legomancer
Played this the other day for the first time in ages and was reminded of why we used to play this all the time. It's so good and easy to teach and pick up. Definitely a top 5 trick-taker (Sticheln is still my top, I think.)

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26 Jul 2019 08:20 #300078 by hotseatgames
The box leads me to believes that saltine crackers are inside.
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26 Jul 2019 08:30 #300079 by Vysetron
I did not expect to see Wizard today, and my day is better for it.

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26 Jul 2019 10:44 #300087 by Ah_Pook
Wizard is an all time great. They are some big wizard fans on my game group so it gets played with some regularity. Plus I have introduced it to my mom and her siblings and they all absolutely loved it (being old time card players, but less so players of modern boardgames). A friend has the bidding wheels for simultaneous bidding, but I haven't had the chance to try them out yet. Typically there are some new players when we play. Simultaneous bidding Sounds like a fun way to play once everyone knows the game though for sure.

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26 Jul 2019 12:06 #300091 by quozl
I'd love to have a thread discussing card games played with a traditional deck (or slightly modified like Wizard is). I've been trying out some of David Parlett's games lately and would love to talk about them.

www.parlettgames.uk/oricards/

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26 Jul 2019 14:39 #300093 by ubarose

quozl wrote: I'd love to have a thread discussing card games played with a traditional deck (or slightly modified like Wizard is). I've been trying out some of David Parlett's games lately and would love to talk about them.

www.parlettgames.uk/oricards/


You should click the “new topic” button and start the thread. :)
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26 Jul 2019 14:40 #300094 by Vysetron
I love traditional/traditionalish card games. I've actually got a piece pending about Chimera and how it's probably the best card shedding game.

Not familiar with most of the games on that list! I'll have to do some research.

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26 Jul 2019 15:35 #300095 by MasonSokol

Legomancer wrote: Played this the other day for the first time in ages and was reminded of why we used to play this all the time. It's so good and easy to teach and pick up. Definitely a top 5 trick-taker (Sticheln is still my top, I think.)


Extremely need to try sticheln, wish i was able to make it up there sunday :(

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quozl wrote: I'd love to have a thread discussing card games played with a traditional deck (or slightly modified like Wizard is). I've been trying out some of David Parlett's games lately and would love to talk about them.

www.parlettgames.uk/oricards/


You should click the “new topic” button and start the thread. :)


Would love to review some classic card games from the viewpoint of a hobbyist as well, if there is interest/I get permission, I’m always sad to see them arbitrarily sidelined as while many of them are just ok plenty are quite good and worthy of the same limelight as the best hobby games
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26 Jul 2019 18:57 #300099 by mc
+1 to a card games thread! if quozl doesn't create one, or wants to focus purely on that set of games, I will.
Typically I use a Rage deck to replicate many of these games, which reminds me that I haven't tried Wizard and must do that.
Stichelin is great.

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26 Jul 2019 19:29 #300100 by Pugnax555
Wizard is such a simple yet terribly cutthroat game. My only complaint with it is that it sometimes overstays its welcome by a few rounds with some groups.

And +1 to more traditional card game reviews (and their derivatives, like Wizard).

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28 Jul 2019 19:58 - 28 Jul 2019 19:59 #300162 by birdman37
Damn you, I've just gone and ordered yet another game!

Quick question though: it seems that the base unit of scoring is 10 points. (20 points for a correct prediction + 10 per trick, or -10 per inaccurate bid). So why isn't it simply 1 point? Or should I be asking this question in the QE thread ?
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28 Jul 2019 22:06 #300168 by Ah_Pook
Same difference, I've played with some people that did 1s and some people that did 10s.

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