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Dwarf King



A wild, trick-taking game full of surprises by the designer of Citadels!

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The new game by Bruno Faidutti!

In this wild, trick-taking game full of surprises, you can play a goblin shaman, a dwarf engineer, a goblin ninja, a dragon philosopher, a mummy, a musician, and above all the King of Dwarves...

A quest is revealed with each hand. Each player then makes the best of it with the hand he has. Great fun guaranteed!

From BoardGameGeek:
The Dwarf King (Le Roi des Nains) is a trick-taking game played with a deck of 53 cards: three suits (Dwarves, Goblins and Knights) of thirteen cards each and fourteen special cards. The game also includes twenty contract tiles.

The game is played over seven rounds. At the start of a round, the dealer randomly draws one special card, reads it to all the players, shuffles it into the deck, then deals the deck out evenly to all players. (The dealer for the first round is the game's owner; for subsequent rounds, the dealer is the one who took the 5 of Dwarves in the previous round.) The player who receives the 5 of Knights draws a contract tile, reads it, then chooses one of the two scoring rules on it to apply for that round.

The player holding the 5 of Goblins leads on the first trick. Players must follow suit if possible, and the game inclues no trump. The highest card played of the suit led wins the trick and leads to the next trick. Once all cards have been played, players tally their points (possibly negative), remove the special card and contract tile from the game, then shuffle for the next round.

The player who scores the most points over seven rounds wins the game.

Contents: 53 cards (13 in each of three suits: Dwarves, Goblins, Knights) and 14 special cards.


Number of Players 3 to 5
Playing Time 30 minutes
Suggested Ages 10 and up
Mechanics card game, trick
Designer Faidutti, Bruno
Illustrator Christophe Swal
Year Published 2011
Binding Box
Condition New


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