Have you seen Haggis!? I've been really interested in this card game for a while. I've played and enjoyed Tichu but it requires 4 who want to play which isn't always possible. It has been said that if you like Tichu you will also like Haggis, but the advantage is that you can play with 2 or 3! There is some dispute as to how similar it is to Tichu. Frankly, I don't care how close it is as long as it's a good game. There appear to definitely be similarities which certainly begs comparison.
Anyhow, I picked up Haggis from the Jack Vasel auction. Wow, I just checked and it had 543 items, has brought in over $30,000 so far, and has another $7,000+ left to collect! Amazing!
Well, Travis Worthington sent me my copy of Haggis (2nd printing) which I received earlier this week (before anyone else got it!). Thanks Travis!
Haggis was designed by Sean Ross and is published by Travis's independent publishing company Indie Boards and Cards. They also publish Triumvirate and The Resistance, the latter of which was very popular at the EGG convention a couple of weeks ago. I'm considering pre-ordering copies of both from the next print run.
In anticipation of Wednesday gaming I opened the box and took some pics. I was hoping to get a game in Wednesday, alas, it didn't happen. I'm hoping to get it learned and played within the next week.
Anyhow, I took some pics when I opened it. I've been excited to get this game so thought I'd share the experience with you!
Here's the box front...
|Love the tartan look to the box!|
|Back of the box|
|Cutting in. Notice the small box size!|
|This box was a pain to get started opening.|
Very tight fitting lid!
|Ahh! Finally got it open!|
|Oops! Flying flyers!|
|Game rules in 3 languages.|
|Everything you get!|
|The deck of cards.|
|Closeup of the sealed deck|
|Play Summary cards are separate|
|Play summary cards (both sides)|
These appear to be very nice summary cards with all the important information on them.
|Examples of one suit, the card backs and |
one of the special Queen cards.
|All suits and the 3 special types of cards|
So, there you have it. Lovely Haggis! Did I mention Haggis is made of sheep heart, lung and liver minced up and boiled? YUM! (maybe I'll try it someday - hey, if I tried Escargot I could certainly try this, right?)
Hey! Wait! Come back! We didn't get to play Haggis yet!
(I knew I shouldn't have told you what was really in Haggis). It's Really More Than Just ANOTHER CARD GAME! I'M SURE OF IT!
AT LEAST TAKE A LOOK AT MY REVIEW LATER WHENEVER I GET AROUND TO PLAYING IT...........!