The grouchy little Internet trolls of the Trolls Deck are here to tell you just how wrong you are. This is a limited-edition Pairs deck with adorable characters like Gimbly Gobblesnot, Helpful Jack, and Crunky No-Pants. The Trolls deck contains two bonus games: Five Cards, a 2-player bidding game, and Troll Guts, a bluffing game for 3-6 players.
Pairs is a "New Classic Pub Game" featuring an unusual deck of cards. The deck has only the numbers 1 through 10, with a different number of each card: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, and so on, up to 10x10.
In the basic game, points are bad, and you score points by getting a pair. So, if you have a 10, there are 9 other cards that could pair it up, and you'll get 10 penalty points if you do. Players take turns deciding whether to take another card, or fold, trying to avoid scoring points. When you fold, you have to take points, but only the smallest card in play.
Five Cards is a two-player game in which players place cards on opposite sides of a line of five cards, in an effort to win each card with a larger bid.
Troll Guts is a bluffing game for 3-6 players in which players take turns drawing cards from the deck, and each other's facedown piles, trying to avoid getting pairs.
Pairs was designed by veteran game inventors James Ernest and Paul Peterson, and released in October 2014. There are many different art decks to choose from, but they all work for the same game (and many variant games!)
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