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Aesop's Gambit

Designed by: Michael Karg
Players: 2 - 8 Ages: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Files: RULES  - 


Aesop's Gambit is card game: an unholy mix of poker and literature.

The characters of timeless fables enter the arena. Hare, Tortoise, Monkey, Dragon, Mole and 50 others are all here from the worlds of Aesop, the Panchatantra, Beatrix Potter, Kenneth Grahame and beyond. In various contests, each seeks to best one another with a unique combination of traits:

Wit: The wise and cunning ensnare the fools.
Hunting: Predator or prey? It depends.
Pride: Vanity loses to the humblest of creatures.
Pathos: A little compassion goes a long way.
Moxie: Courage and stamina are essential.