Family games

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Rat Trap (Bilingual English/French):

Authors: Jean-Claude Pellin and Jens Merkl ● Illustration: Edgar Covarrubias
Duration: 20 minutes ● Age: 8 y.o.+ ● Nb of players: 3-5 (includes also a 2 player variant)

Players make up a rat-pack of burglars who work together to try to score as much cheese as possible while avoiding both Traps and Cat attacks. But can you really trust your partners in crime?

Rat Trap is a 15 to 25 minutes Family game (8 years old and more) and that may also be played with gamers who want a quick and fun game with a bit of treachery in it. Rat Trap includes: Basic rules and Advanced rules (more dice for more complicated choices + role cards that give you special abilities during the game). It also includes a Two Players variant

Mechanism and originality: Decks of cards are placed face down on the table. They represent locations that the rats will try to search (by drawing from them during the round). You will try to find cheese in these decks but you must also avoid the traps they contain.

When it’s your turn, you must roll 2 dice (4 dice in advanced rules). The dice represent the actions available for this turn (draw cards, steal cards, send the Cat to eliminate the competition, heal yourself…). Unfortunately, you may not use the dice you roll!

You must choose one or two partners to whom you will give the dice. They will decide which action they keep for themselves and which action they will give back to you. So, discuss and choose your partners carefully!

 

HUH? The game where confusing others can make you the winner!

Author: Antoine Lepagnol ● Illustration: Vincent Lepagnol
Duration: 30 minutes ● Age: 10 ans et plus ● Nb of players: 3-17

In HUH?, players attempt to describe movies, famous people or characters but in unusual and entertaining ways.

Speak, act, sing; the goal is to have the least number of players understand what you are talking about!

The fewer players who catch on, the better the score. But at least one person must figure it out. Be careful not to say too much and keep an eye on which players might have caught on so you know when to stop! And above all, enjoy the wacky descriptions that the other players come up with.

Key strengths: Complicity, privaye jokes and a lot of fun. There are no individual turns in “HUH?”. You can score points by successfully guessing what the other players are describing on their turns, so you don’t have to try to come up with descriptions if you don’t want to. However, there is no penalty for trying.

HUH? now exists in two versions :

  • HUH? Movies & Characters (try to describe in a weird way famous movies and characters)
  • HUH? Family & Pop Culture – NEW GAME 2017 – (that includes a lot of topics a bit more easy to know like animals, places, famous characters, songs, jobs…)