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Gang of Four

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Gang of Four™ is an exciting game of Cunning, Strategy and Power. The game's premise is simple - be the first to rid yourself of all your cards and ascend to supreme power. But beware - a strategic misstep may find you in a struggle to survive.
  • French
  • From 8 years old
  • less than 30mn
  • 3 to 4 player(s)
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History
The term, Gang of Four, was first used to describe four powerful radicals in Communist China that rose to power during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and dominated Chinese politics during the early 1970s. Led by Jiang Qing, a former actress and the power-hungry wife of Chairman Mao, the Gang of Four dominated political, economic and cultural life in China for years. One month after Mao's death, they were arrested and jailed, thus ending China's slide into radicalism.

The Gang of Four card game was first conceived during the upheaval of the Cultural Revolution. The game's inventor, Lee Yih, wanted to convey the mystery, intrigue and intense struggle for power that embodied not only China's recent political history - but also its past. Like the political Gang of Four, the game embodies a never-ending battle for supremacy - where the weak perish and the strong dominate. Good players, like good politicians, must show cunning, flexibility and ruthlessness.

What's in the box?
Gang of Four features a special 64-card deck, illustrated using a traditional Chinese theme, plus 2 rules summary cards to make learning and playing the game easier, a full-color rules booklet and scorepad.

Gameplay
All the cards are dealt to the players. The player who was dealt the multi-colored "1" card starts the hand and must use this card on the first play. The players proceed taking turns clockwise and then counterclockwise on subsequent hands. On one's turn one must play the same number of cards but a higher ranked set than the previous player. A player may play more cards if those cards are four or more of a kind. A round continues until all players pass because they can not or choose not to play cards. All cards played are discarded and the winner of the previous round leads. The hand continues until one player has used all the cards in his or her hand. The other players are penalized points on an escalating scale according to the number of cards in their hands. The game is over when one player has scored one hundred and the player with the lowest score wins.
Theme(s) Asian
Language(s) French
Mechanism(s) Discard
Author(s) Lee Yih
Note globale 4.8
Editor Days of wonder

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This game is recommended by 12 of our Customers

The Customers have given a rate of 4.8/5 on this product
4.8/5
  • on 07/13/20

    5/5

    Un classique !! Parfait à 4 pour attendre d'autres joueurs ou se décider pour un gros jeu, voire lors d'une pause dans la journée.

    L'idée que les cartes les plus fortes (Dragon, Phénix*2) soient aussi les moins faciles à utiliser car pas ou peu compatibles avec des combinaisons de cartes (brelan, full, suite...) est géniale. Ca les rend puissantes mais offre plus de combinaisons potentielles aux autres joueurs pour terminer plus vite (et donc gagner la manche). Ajoutez à cela que le vainqueur est déterminé quand l'un des joueurs atteint un certain palier. On peut donc tout à fait gagner en ne remportant aucune manche mais en ne perdant pas de beaucoup à chaque fois. Bref de la stratégie, des prises de risques ou pas, de la gestion des scores, de la chance et beaucoup de fun car les manches s'enchainent vite !!

    1 person found this review was helpful
  • on 01/26/17 Verified purchase

    5/5
    Oui parfaitement.Se joue a tout âge,de la stratégie, un peu de chance et de très jolis dessins ,Ca change des jeux de cartes classiques. On peut enchaîner les parties sans voir passet le temps ...
  • on 12/20/16 Verified purchase

    5/5
    Référence ultime des jeux de défausse ! Rejouabilité énorme. Un classique à mettre entre toutes les mains !
  • on 09/30/16 Verified purchase

    4/5
    Un mélange entre le président et le poker. Les + : Assez rapide Fun Les petites règles pour rééquilibrer le jeu (genre on change de sens à chaque manche) Les - : Il faut forcément être 4. (Ca se joue vite fait à 3 mais avec un joueur mort comme à la belote par exemple donc bof bof) Comme dans beaucoup de jeu, une bonne part de hasard Conclusion, si vous aimez le président, le poker et que vous êtes souvent 4 joueurs, ce jeu est fait pour vous.
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