A trick-taking game for the whole family - and some friends! Can be played from 1 to 8 players in teams or for themselves! Win each round by collecting cards with positive points, and avoiding those with negative points. Trigger a Sea Change by matching the number on the last card played and the trump suit changes mid-trick. At the end of the round the 0 of trump is worth 5 bonus points, while all other 0s are worthless. With an easily scalable deck, players are dealt a hand of ten cards and must contribute one to each trick. Play follows the standard trick taking formula, but the addition of positive and negative point values, and the ability to “Sea Change” means that no hand is a dud, and players will be engaged from start to finish.
- Manufacturer: Inside Up Games
- Ages: 6+
- Players: 1-8
- Game Length: 15-45 minutes
- Dimensions: 4.75 x 4.75 x 7.5”
The deck contains 80 Sea cards in five suits. The five suits are represented by different colors and icons. Each suit has one card of each value; a higher card beats a lower card of the same suit — high (15) to low (0).
Depending on the number of players, a set number of cards from a set number of suits will be shuffled together. Players can decide in advance to play as teams, or each player for themselves. Each player will be dealt 10 cards to create their hand. In a clockwise manner, each player will contribute one card, chosen from their hand, to create a trick.
In each trick, one suit will be stronger than others (trump). Any card in this trump suit beats all cards not in the trump suit. A Sea Change will change the trump suit in the middle of a trick when a player matches the value of the last card played
Players attempt to win tricks containing cards with positive points, and avoid cards with negative points. *Important* During tricks, 0s are not worth any points. At the end of the round, check which suit is trump. The 0 from that suit, and only that suit, is now worth 5 points. All other 0s are not worth any points.
The player with the highest score at the end of the round will earn 1 Victory Point (VP). The game ends when one player has earned 3 VPs.
On top of getting a great game, you will be contributing to the clean up of our seas! 1% of the proceeds of each game sold will be donated by Inside Up directly to charities working to clean up our water! The publisher has also strived to remove as much plastic from the packaging and manufacturing of the game as possible!
Sea Change comes in a nice compact tuck box with streamlined rules (English and French) and will still accommodate 1 to 8 players!
ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE RULES
Sea Change is a family-friendly re-theme of our popular game Gorus Maximus. Although Sea Change only includes English and French rules, you can use any of other translations (of the Gorus Maximus rules) to get an idea on how to play. There have been no rule changes, simply changes to the art and the terminology.
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