Six of us tonight, so I decided to introduce the others to this light bluffing game by Stefan Dorra, which was previously released as Razzia. Whereas Razzia was about elicit gambling and crooked cops in 1930s Chicago, this new version is about ducks and foxes in a farmyard. Each player simultaneously reveals one of their cards (duck or fox) in the hope of gaining points. The 6 farmyards each have grain which the ducks hope to eat. The foxes meantime hope to capture and eat the ducks. However, if a fox arrives at a yard where no duck is present, he leaves hungry (foxes don't eat grain).
No great strategy to this one, just a matter of trying to outguess what everyone else will do. Lots of grain in a yard mean that it will be tempting to play a duck which in turn also means it would be good to play a fox, but if everyone thinks that way only foxes will be played, which is bad, so maybe it would be better to go for a yard with less grain, but if everyone thinks that way........ In our game my greater experience of farmyard antics allowed me to finish with the fullest tummy. Great game to play with the kids, by the way.