Take the Gold is an adorable, pirate-themed card game available on Kickstarter. It is a 2-6 player, all-ages card game where players take on the role of cute kitten pirates as they trial to steal gold coins from corgi officers.
The game was designed with simplicity in mind so they really aren’t kidding when they say that this game is designed for all ages. All of the information on each card is easily displayed and understood without complex rules text. The game itself has a draw/play style that will be immediately familiar to anyone who has played UNO or other card games before.
Gameplay works as follows: each player is dealt two cards face down and the rest of the cards are placed in the center of the table as a draw pile. On each players turn they draw a card and then either play a card or pass. Players have an unlimited hand size in this game so you don’t have to play anything. The goal is to be the first player to have four gold coin cards in your hand. You can’t be too greedy though. Players can play pirate cards from their hand to take cards from their opponents. This means big hands will be regularly targeted by other players. You also have to watch out if your hand gets too fat because other players can play the Kraken card and force you to discard everything and start over.
Take the Gold is meant to be very short so it looks like it will be a great filler game or a game to bring to a restaurant.
The Kickstarter campaign is still active, but it will be ending very, very soon so I would definitely recommend checking it out before it ends. The cost to back it is incredibly low at $12 with free shipping to US backers. Take a look at the campaign video below and then head on over and back it! Let them know that EFG sent you!