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6 Nimmt!

6 Nimmt

Best Maths Game Award: 

Nominated

Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Best IG Game of the Year (BIGGY): 

Nominated

Number of players: 

2-10

Game duration: 

30-45mins

Country of origin: 

United States

Created by: 

Published by: 

Distributed by: 

£10.00

Not a Game for the Bull-headed
You start with 10 cards, ranked between 1 and 104. Each round, you must add a card to one of 4 active rows.
If you play the 6th card in a row, you must take the first 5 cards in that row. This is not a good thing! You get penalty points for each bull head on these cards. The player with the least bull heads wins.

To play the game, you shuffle the 104 number cards, lay out four cards face-up to start the four rows, then deal ten cards to each player. Each turn, players simultaneously choose and reveal a card from their hand, then add the cards to the rows, with cards being placed in ascending order based on their number; specifically, each card is placed in the row that ends with the highest number that's below the card's number. When the sixth card is placed in a row, the owner of that card claims the other five cards and the sixth card becomes the first card in a new row.

In addition to a number from 1 to 104, each card has a point value. After finishing ten rounds, players tally their score and see whether the game ends. When this happens, the player with the fewest points wins!

6 nimmt! works with 2-10 players, and the dynamics of gameplay change the more players that you have. One variant for the game has you use 34 cards, 44 cards, 54 cards, etc. (instead of all 104 cards) when you have three, four, five, etc. number of players. This change allows you to know which cards are in play, thereby allowing you to track which cards have been played and (theoretically) make better choices as to which card to play when.