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Wizard Card Game - Original Edition
Price $7.95

Wizard is a several times selection of Games Magazine. Wizard is a trumps and bidding game which is easier for kids than hearts (fewer cards to hold, quicker rounds) and as appealing to adults as euchre. In the first round, each player gets one card; there will be one trick. Everyone bids. In the second round there are two tricks. Total of bids may or may not equal the number of tricks available. At the end of the round, each player who makes his bid gets 20 points plus 10 per trick one. Miss your bid and lose 10 points per trick.

Here's how one thoughtful reader responded, "Hi - I'm not too happy with your review of Wizard. We are four adult female relatives who happily play Wizard all afternoon once a week, and have done so for two years straight! It's like Spades plus wild cards, only better. It's a wonderful, wonderful game and I can't figure out why it's not better known - but I don't know anyone who's heard of it.* It's much more interesting than Euchre because of the added risk, and also because it calls for more skill in bidding and taking tricks; that's not a good comparison (Euchre bores us). It's a TERRIFIC game and we're so glad I happened on it at your Keystone Crossing store! - Mary et al. (Indianapolis) Mary also wrote, "We wore out enough sets of cards that we eventually bought plastic cards and made up our own sets, buying blank cards to label 'Wizards'. The cards are not of great quality - poorer quality than generic poker cards you can buy in the drug store."

Another customer testimonial came when I was showing Wizard to a customer in our store recently. A shopper who happened to be standing nearby chimed in. She said, "Our family loves Wizard...even the people who claim not to like cards. We call it the card game for people who don't play card games." She made the sale. * Note to Mary, somebody has heard of Wizard. It has led our card games department in sales for the past two years.

Five Crowns
Price $9.95

Five Crowns is not over 'til the kings go wild. This game is very popular for several reasons. It is easily learned, yet addictive.

Fortunes can change quickly, so even if behind, one has hope. Five Crowns is fun for 2 or more. Kids, teens, and adults all

enjoy playing.

There are five suits in five bright colors. In the first round play three cards, threes are wild. Next, four cards; fours are wild.

Remember, the game's not over 'til the kings go wild. The pace is fast and luck is more important than skill.

Publisher The Set Game Company produces several high quality games, the most popular of which are Set, Quiddler, and Five Crowns. Be sure and check them out!

Wizard Card Game - Deluxe Edition
Price $11.95

The "fat box edition" of our best selling card game.

Includes Wizard Card deck plus bidding wheels.

The bidding wheels are a nice touch as bids do not have to be recorded before play begins.  In addition there are optional rules for "hidden bidding".

Dutch Blitz
Price $11.95

"A Vonderful Goot Game" Cards are illustrated in Pennsylvania Dutch Boy and Girl motifs. Everyone plays simultaneously trying to build sequences 1 to 10 in their own suits. It is fast-moving and competitive. Hard to find and often requested. This has become one of our hottest web-sellers.

Fluxx - The Game With Ever-Changing Rules
Price $13.95

There are 4 kinds of cards in Fluxx: Keepers: You put these out on the table in front of you when you play them. Goals: When someone plays a goal, it stays in the center of the table until a new goal takes its place. To win, you simply need to do whatever the goal says. Most of the time, the goal requires you to have a couple of particular Keepers on the table in front of you. As soon as any player achieves the current goal, that player wins!

There are 4 kinds of cards in Fluxx: Keepers: You put these out on the table in front of you when you play them. Goals: When someone plays a goal, it stays in the center of the table until a new goal takes its place. To win, you simply need to do whatever the goal says. Most of the time, the goal requires you to have a couple of particular Keepers on the table in front of you. As soon as any player achieves the current goal, that player wins!

Actions: These are 1 time use cards that let you do fun stuff like stealing someone else's Keeper, getting rid of a rule you don't like, drawing more cards, and so on.

Bohnanza
Price $17.50

This clever little game is about ... bean farming? (A bilingual pun, Bohn is the German word for bean.) Bohnanza is an original thanks to its light-hearted artwork and innovative rules of play. Players must trade and, occasionally, even donate cards to each other in order to succeed, so this is one of the most interactive games around.

Each player has two bean fields in which to plant. Only one type of bean can be planted in each field. Wait until the time is right, and harvest the beans for cash! Check the "beanometer" at the bottom of your bean cards to see how much cash you get. You need four of the plentiful Coffee Beans to make a profit, but only two of the rare Red Beans. Since you *have* to plant the first bean in your hand each turn, trading, wheeling, and dealing between the players is an important part of the game.

Special rules for a two player game makes this a great choice for any number of players from 2-7. Artwork is very cute, and anyone playing this game is sure to develop an attachment for a particular kind of bean. My personal favorite are the cute, "peacenik" Soy Beans. Author / Inventor: Uwe Rosenberg

Fastrack
Price $19.95

Ready, Aim, Score!


Using the elastic cord, be quick and aim well to be the first to send all 10 disks zooming across to the other side.


WARNING! You may find it difficult to stop playing.

Ghost Blitz
Retail Price $19.95
Price $19.95

"A reaction game as fast as lightning..." - From the author.

Draw a card. Look for the one thing that's missing. Grab it off the table before the other player does. It's that simple.

Example: Draw a card with a RED BOOK with a GREEN MOUSE leaning up against.
You have in front of you: WHITE GHOST, BLUE BOOK, GREEN BOTTLE, GRAY MOUSE, and RED CHAIR
Question: Which ones is not represented in anyway?
Answer: The WHITE GHOST.

On the picture, there's something red, something green, there's also a book and a mouse, which leaves the ghost as the only option. It's that simple.


Ghost Blitz 2
Retail Price $19.95
Price $19.95

Great sequel to the highly fun orginal, Ghost Blitz 2 is a stand-alone game or, if you're into really baking your noodle, play it with the first one!

Draw a card. Look for the one thing that stands out. Is the exact item on the card that's on the table? Is there one item that's missing or the wrong color? Grab it off the table before the other player(s) do, just like before. Now with new items!

WHITE Female Ghost
GRAY Bathtub
GREEN Frog
RED Towel
BLUE Brush



Super Munchkin
Price $24.95

Munchkin has parodied the classic dungeon, the kung-fu warrior, the space epic, and the creatures of the night. Now, it's the superheroes turn!

Be a Mutant, an Exotic, a Mystic, or a Techno. The higher your level, the more powers you can have. Battle dastardly masterminds, devastating monsters, and invading aliens from the next dimension - from the wimpy Triplicate Twit all the way up to Big Ol' Planet Eater Guy himself - and take their stuff! With the Aura Helmet, the Telezapinator, and the (jet-powered) Pogo Stick, no foe can stand before you.

   
 
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