Date: 28th May 2010
Game played: 11 Nimmt ( AMIGO Spiel ) BGG Id: 63706

After Glen More, we tried the latest Wolfgang Kramer card game, 11 Nimmt, a close relation art-wise to 6 Nimmt although the game-play is quite a bit different. Here, players are trying to get rid of their cards by playing a value within 10 of the top card of the play stack (or stacks). Sounds easy, but as you get fewer cards the likelihood that you will be able to do this reduces considerably and if you can't play within 10, then "11 takes" and you add all the cards in a stack to your hand. As a stack is taken, two new stacks are begun, giving a greater choice of where to play so that eventually someone will be able to go out. The bull heads on cards left in the other players' hands count as penalty points and, after a given set of hands, fewest penalty points wins.

I really liked this game the more I think about it. I rated it a 7 but could see that rising as it does scratch the same itch as 6 Nimmt. In our game, the first hand was very tense as none of us had worked out that taking three cards early on wasn't that bad. As a result the number of cards on our single stack kept growing and growing. Eventually, someone was going to get caught out and it proved to be Mark K, who suffered a massive 55 penalty points on that single hand. We played three hands overall and clearly Mark K didn't win but it was pretty close between the rest of us but Nige emerged the winner, having gone out on both first and third hands. A really fun game.

 
Player
Rating
Score
Position
Winner
Nige
6
1
1
Steve
7
4
2
Garry
7
4
2
Mark G
6
16
4
Mark K
5
69
5

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