Wheres Bob’s Hat
Can you find Bob’s Hat?
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A form of estimation whist, with three colored suits (cards from 1 to 20), and the possibility of trumps or no-trumps. You have to bid for which suit (or suits) you think you will capture most cards of, or you can bid to capture fewer cards than anyone else. Get it right, you score; get it wrong, you take a penalty. The number of cards per hand increases round by round, and the number of rounds depends on the number of players.
Where’s Bob’s Hat? is best with 3 or 4 players. Over several hands, players bid to take the most cards in one or more of the three suits, each a different kind of hat. Players who feel they will take few, if any, tricks may bid to take the fewest cards in tricks played during each hand. Players score points for making their bids and lose points for missing their bids.
Several cards picture Bob’s Hat in addition to the hat of their suit. When a player wins a trick containing a card with Bob’s Hat on it, the player takes the Bob’s Hat card (worth plus or minus 10 points). The player with the card at the end of the hand add (or subtracts) 10 points to his score. The player with the most points at the end of the game is the winner!
|Playing Time:||45 minutes|
Rio Grande Games
Taken from the official website:
“The mission of Rio Grande Games is to promote the playing of games, which offer the players choices. We do so by publishing adult and family strategy games, although children with appropriate parental supervision will enjoy playing many of these games.
We first started thinking of starting Rio Grande Games because we believed that family strategy games, which are based on offering players choices instead of asking them to rely on luck, are games that should be available to players. We knew such games were successful in Germany and wanted to make them available to people in the US. After some investigation, we decided to begin publishing English versions of these choice games so that English-speaking players could enjoy them, so we launched the Rio Grande Games to do just that.
One advantage of these games is that they promote social activity both in the family and among friends. We are particularly interested in getting families to play these games together. Playing good games together is a great way for families to spend social time together. Because these games require that players make choices on each turn during the game, players cannot rely on luck. Thus, these games reward good choices. When children play these games in a family setting, they learn that the choices they make are important. We believe that the lessons children learn while playing our games will be carried into their lives and they will learn that making good choices in life leads to the same good results as they do in games.”