Basari: Das Kartenspiel
|Suggested Age||10 and up|
|Honors||2014 Kinderspielexperten "8-to-13-year-olds" Nominee|
Note: This game is in German, English rules can be found here.
Basari: Das Kartenspiel keeps the fundamentals of Basari and sister game Edel, Stein & Reich, with players simultaneously choosing actions each round from a hand of action cards. If only one player chooses a specific action, she takes that action; if three or more players choose an action, then none of them take it; and if exactly two players choose the action, though, then those players make increasing bids to one another for permission to take that action.
So what are players trying to do with their actions? In each round in Basari: Das Kartenspiel, each player receives a card that shows gemstones, victory points (VPs) and 1-4 workers. Players simultaneously choose and reveal the gemstone, worker or VP card from their head, then see whether they get their desired action or need to negotiate for it. As soon as one or more players have collected at least fifteen workers, the round ends, with each of these players scores 12 points. Other players score points based on the gemstones they've collected.
After three rounds, the game ends and whoever has the most points wins!