Little games (part 2) – News

Dear readers, while sunny days have come

There will always be aperitifs

And little games, I’ll keep talking to you

As long as you have enough pockets to carry them around

For this 2nd week named:

Avimbawe, Bangkok, End of the Artichokes, Level 10.


Avimbave! Avimbave! The lion is dead today! You have a song in your head and now you play well. 😊

Which of the black panther or white tiger will take power? Use your animals’ abilities but watch out for the hyenas, winning a few is fine, but defeating them all sucks!

AVIMBAWE is card game Mathieu Roussel, illustrated by Oban Rittano, published by Explor 8, for 2 players aged 8+.

Equipment : 32 cards (24 “land animal” cards, whose strength depends on their characteristics, value from 1 to 6 from 4 different landscapes, 4 “Eagle” cards, value from 7 to 10. 1 “White Tiger” card, 1 “Panther” black card” and 2 “Play Aid” cards. The crowns on the cards are winning points.

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let’s play : Each player has their own territory, which contains 4 cards face down, covered with 4 cards face up, and 6 cards in hand. On your turn, you place a card face up in the center of the table. [Si elle a un pouvoir, celui-ci est de suite exécuté]. The other player must follow with a card of the same type of terrain: the highest value wins. If he cannot follow, he must play the Eagle card. [qui donne le choix de fuir ou de combattre, et donc de perdre ou de gagner des points]. If he can neither follow nor place heads, he must discard one of his cards and loses the trick.

If a player wins 4 Hyena cards, he loses the round.

Otherwise, the round is won by the player with the most crowns on the cards.

It takes 2 victory rounds to become the successor to the king of the savannah.

This stunt game for 2 players, affordable, family friendly, with original graphics can be seen as an introduction to trick games. We also appreciate the vocabulary of games with tricks, which is not known to all players.

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Create the most profitable floating market.

Bangkok is a card game. Eric Plotton and David Paput, illustrated by Maude Chalmel, published by Laboludic, 1 to 4 players, ages 9 and up.

Equipment : Game Aid card, 1 Player 1 token, 16 Chilli cards with 2 peppers on the back, 60 cards. [avec 4 lots de 3 cartes « Barque » de départ, avec 1, 2, 3 ou 4 bambous au verso]4 pontoon tiles” with 1 target.

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let’s play : Each player receives 1 “Pontoon” card, which will give him points at the end of the game, and 3 “Boat” starting cards. Boat cards and Chile cards form 2 separate decks. Floating 3X3 Card Market [Avec 7 cartes « Barque » et 2 cartes « Piment »] placed in the center of the table. On their turn, a player can improve their hand by exchanging one of their cards for a central floating market card, and then create and complete their floating market once they have more than 3 cards in their hand. Chile cards allow you to score extra points. Once the player has played their 9th card, the round ends and the player with the most points with their “Ponton” and “Chile” cards wins the game.

In Bangkok, you must manage your hand by laying out cards to best serve you in the general market. It reflects the atmosphere of Bangkok’s floating market, where traders constantly maneuver their boats. Very cute at first glance, he is much more calculating than he seems. Be careful not to focus only on your floating market: also keep an eye on your opponents and don’t leave boats too full for them. Practice with the solo version, then in groups with the expert version.

The program includes fast games that you will enjoy playing.

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End of artichokes.

Our vegetables are powerful!

Vary the vegetables, but don’t overdo the artichokes.

card game Emma Larkins illustrated by Bonnie Pang published by Gigamic for 2-4 players ages 10 and up.

Equipment : 100 cards [40 artichauts et 6 de 10 autres légumes, avec des effets] and 4 “Help in the game” cards.

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let’s play : Each player receives 1 game allowance and 10 artichoke cards, which are placed in a pile in front of him. The vegetable cards form a garden in the center of the table. 5 cards are taken out and placed there in a line face up, forming a vegetable garden. All players take 5 cards from their pile. 1st player chooses 1 card from the garden, puts it into their hand, and plays as many cards from their hand as they wish, applying effects [mais au début ce n’est pas possible, car il n’a que des artichauts]. The unplayed cards in hand are placed in his discard pile and he draws 5 new cards. The garden comes with 5 cards. And moves on to the next player. When a player needs cards, if the deck is empty, he shuffles the discard pile and replenishes his hand to 5.

The winner is the first to take 5 cards without artichokes.

Vitaminized, smart, effective card game for any audience. Once you memorize the “strength” of each vegetable, you can easily link the parts of this little game.“deck construction”.

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Level 10

Like a video game, but… with maps: Help Izzy cross 5 worlds. 😊

Can you hear that little “8-bit Music” ringing in your ears?

Co-op play with limited communicationHisashi Ayashi, illustrated by Francisco Coda, published by Matagot, 1 to 5 players, ages 8 and up.

Material: 53 cards (40 cards from 5 different worlds, Levels 1 to 8; 10 “Reset” cards (for each world with a value of 0; 3 “Pause” cards).

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let’s play : 2 “Reinitialization” cards of each world are placed in a column to start the world line. Choose the number of Pause cards you want to include in the game, depending on the difficulty level you want. In turn, you must put down one of your Level or Pause cards, or a Discard card. The level card must be from the same world as the row in which it is placed. It must be equal to or greater than the one to the left of it. It must be placed in a running column. A column of 5 cards must have 4 level cards and 1 discard card. 1 Pause card can be placed in place of any Level card. Its number is equal to the number of the left card. As with any limited communication co-op game, you can only say how many cards of the same world you have, or specify in which world you would like to play a level or discard card.

Be careful, if 1 player cannot place 1 level card, pause or discard, the game is lost. If you place all level and discard cards, you will win the game.

Good card game, which has everything to become a must. Some will say it’s “Easy Game” and…why not? It doesn’t take away from the fun of the game.

And I fell in love not only with the box of my favorite color, but also with retro game design which will attract many nostalgic video games.

Little games part 2

For some of these little games, will you crack?


As long as you have enough pockets to store them!

And if you don’t mind, let’s meet again next week for other “little games”. [Attention, “Petit” par la taille, mais par la mécanique et le plaisir du jeu].

Oh yes, I already said that 😊.

See you later.