Friday, September 12, 2014

Guillotine Review

   Guillotine is a card game for two to five players that takes about half an hour to play.

   Inside of the box, you have a stand up guillotine, a deck of action cards and a deck of Nobles.

   Set up is simple. Place the guillotine on the table. Shuffle and then line up twelve Nobles. Place the rest of the Noble deck face down. Shuffle the action cards, deal five to each player and then place the rest of the deck face down. You are now ready to play.

   On your turn, play an action card if you have one you would like to play. Next, take the Noble that is in the front of the line. Some of the Noble cards have actions on them. Make sure you pay attention to these. After you take your Noble, draw an action card. If you didn't play an action card this turn, you still draw one.

   Once your line of Noble's run out, that day is over. Lay out the next twelve Noble cards and continue. There will be three days during the game. Once the third day is over and all of the Noble's are gone, count up your points. These will be found on the lower right hand corner of the Noble cards. There are both positive and negative points, so add carefully. Also, don't forget to add in any points from your action cards that were played. Whoever has the highest score is the winner!

   I had a lot of fun playing this game. It plays rather quickly and is easy to understand. Everything you need to know is printed right there on the card. This is a great game for game nights if you are trying to get in a few different games. The age on this game says twelve plus. I think you could probably go a little younger than that. The cards are pretty self explanatory. I don't see a ten year old having much trouble figuring it out. This is definitely a game we will be keeping on our game shelf!

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