Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Great Dalmuti: Play it with Hats

The Review Crew's Take on
The Great Dalmuti
# Players . . . no limit listed, we've played up to 12
Game time . . . . . . . . 15 minutes
Set up . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 minutes
Luck . . . . . . . 7. . . . Strategy
*Interplay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.8
Visual Appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Component Quality . .. . . . . 7
*Replayability . . . . . . . . . . . 9

*See "How we Rate" for a definition.

The Great Dalmuti is a fun group card game, reminiscient of the homemade version, "Scum." (And while we're on the subject of group games, don't forget to tell us your favorites here, for the chance at a prize)
Play is simple--a sort of follow the leader, if you can, in laying down the same amount of cards, but a lower number, as the person who went before you. The object of the round is to be the first person to get rid of your cards. That lucky/strategic person becomes "The Great Dalmuti."  The next to go out is "The Lesser Dalmuti," and so on down the line until the "Lesser" and "Greater Peon" slug it out for last. After every round, seating changes according to each player's station in life.
There are advantages to being the Great Dalmuti--the opportunity to collect taxes, for example. Rubbing it in is also encouraged, as is commanding the peon to fetch things.
Sound fun? It is, but what ups the level of funness for us is the addition of hats. The wackier the better.
See below for a glimpse at the craziness.







2 comments:

  1. Good thing I am always the one with the camera in my hand!

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    1. Is that why we don't have any pictures of you with a skunk on your head?

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