Drafting Crazier Eights

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The main idea of drafting a card game is to let everyone make their own deck using a shared pool of cards. Each player chooses what cards they want from the card pool in a particular way.

Drafting a card game became popular with Magic: the Gathering. One popular way to draft the cards is called a Cube Draft. A cube is a pile of cards selected specifically to use to have draft events.

One of every Crazier Eights game released in 2017 or after is enough cards for six players: Crazier Eights: Camelot, Crazier Eights: Avalon, Crazier Eights: One Thousand & One Nights, Crazier Eights: Shahrzad, Crazier Eights: Olympus, and Crazier Eights: Pantheon.

Two of all these games is enough cards for up to ten people to draft.

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Secret Partners (Multiplayer Variant)

secret partners smSecret Partners is an alternate way to play competitive multiplayer games (of fantasy card games). It changes how the game is played. I think it’s a good option for Crazier Eights. It’s a good option for certain fantasy card games in particular. (It was originally developed by people who play Magic: the Gathering.)

What is it?

The main idea is that there are two allied teams, and each team only has one player who is known to be on the team. The other players are on a team in secret, or a lone wolf.

What’s the point? Secret Partners adds a new layer of strategy, politics, and mind games to whatever game you can use it for. The players with a revealed team alliance are more vulnerable because they are a target to their opponents. Continue reading

Crazier Eights Deck Construction

deck construction 3 smMagic: the Gathering is the first fantasy card game with deck construction. The game was made to encourage people to make a collection and you can use cards from your collection to make your own deck. I think it can be fun to make your own deck as well. It adds a new element of strategy and self expression. I think Crazier Eights can also have deck construction, and I will discuss what I think is the most promising way to do that here. Continue reading