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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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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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.Published on May 5, 2014 by Tod Cunningham
This is a strategy game that the whole family can enjoy! We've played it with our children, grandchildren and contemporaries and had fun every time. Good for mixed age levels.Published on July 16, 2009 by Clown