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Turn The Tide - The Sink or Swim Strategy Card Game


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  • Turn the Tide is suitable for 3 to 5 players
  • ages 10 and up
  • playing time 30 to 40 minutes. This game is in the following categories: Family Ranked #320 on www.BoardGameGeek.com
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 5.2 x 6.9 inches ; 11.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00074FYB4
  • Item model number: 107
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 10 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #402,269 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Shape up or sheep out! A huge storm is threatening Shepherd's Island and it's up to you to stem the tide. In this captivating card game, try to outwit your opponents by playing number cards wisely to stay afloat. Hang on to your life preservers to win the game. However, be careful what you play or else you could end up in deep water! A great strategic game for the not too sheepish. Includes 60 weather cards, 24 water level cards, 24 life preserver tokens and rules of play. For 3 to 5 players.

From the Manufacturer

Shape up or sheep out! A huge storm is threatening Shepherd's Island and it's up to you to stem the tide. In this captivating card game, try to outwit your opponents by playing number cards wisely to stay afloat. Hang on to your life preservers to win the game. However, be careful what you play or else you could end up in deep water!

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This is a strategy game that the whole family can enjoy!
Clown
This is a simple game that is easy to learn and fun for the entire family.
Tod Cunningham
It's a little like an auction with strategy and a little chance.
Connie Woods

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Evan M. Overton on January 27, 2010
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Turn the Tide is probably the most enjoyable and easy-to-learn card game I have ever played, and I have played plenty. The concept is fairly simple, even though it might seem a bit complex when first hearing it explained. This is the way I play it, which is distinct from the official rules of the game in a very minor way, but in a way that I think actually makes the game easier to understand and play. I will explain why this version is a variation of the official game at the end.

There are two decks of cards, one containing sixty cards numbered 1-60 (which we'll distinguish as 'hand cards') and another containing twenty-four cards numbered 1-12 (which we'll distinguish as 'wave cards'). In the former deck, there is one of each number (one '1', one '2', etc.); in the latter, two of each (two 1s, two 2s, etc.). The first deck is distributed to players.

Depending upon the number of players (3-5), you can decide whether to deal out all of the `hand cards' or just twelve to each, which is the minimum number required to play (and the reason the game has a five player limit). This last bit isn't that important, but I'm just clarifying that if, for example, you play with 3 players, you could either deal out 12 cards to each player or go ahead and deal all the 60 cards out, leaving each of the 3 players with 20 cards. No matter what, the players will only use 12 of those cards, so if they start with 20 they will be left with 8 extra cards at the end of the round (this variation is only important for people who have experience playing the game).

Anyway, now that each player has at least 12 cards, he looks at the top of each card for either 1.) a lifebuoy 2.) half of a lifebuoy or 3.) no lifebuoy. The player adds up all lifebuoys, for example: 1 + 0.5 + 0 + 1 + 0.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Connie Woods VINE VOICE on May 1, 2011
I have over 250 games in my collection. I'm pleased to report that this game is not like any other. It's a little like an auction with strategy and a little chance. It's style of play is unique. Don't let the instructions fool you. Just play it out and you'll understand how easy it really is. I have just played this with adults (2 full games in a row). But, I think age 10 and up through seniors will enjoy this. You can rely on strategy or chance to win. It's helps if you plan ahead and then again, depending on how others play, it may or may not go as planned and that's the fun of it. The cute sheep pictures on the cards lends a little chuckle to the game. The size of the box and cards makes it a good travel game for family and friends.
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By seaan on November 1, 2009
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This is a game that engages players of all ages. It is based around a fairly simple auction, but winning is tricky enough because you have to guess what other people are doing. Each player has 12 cards in their hand (drawn from a deck numbered from 1 to 60), and can decide when and how to play them. A somewhat simplified description is that you don't want to finish second. Either play the highest card to finish first, or a low card to finish last. This means the middle card are the weakest (because they are too high to finish last, but too low to come in first).

You can play the game with as few as 3 people, but it works best with 4 or 5. It is simple enough that an advanced 5 year old could play competitively, but will keep adults occupied as well. Definitely recommended.
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By Tod Cunningham on May 5, 2014
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This is a simple game that is easy to learn and fun for the entire family. It plays quick, and it's fun when you can do better with a hand then your neighbors.
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