Skull is one of those games where the art catches your eye, even if you haven't played it or heard of it. The box art is beautiful and even got the wife's attention who is very much a non gamer.
So what is Skull? apart from a very pretty box...
so how does it play wand what's in the box?
Now onto the game......
Skull begins with each player picking a matching set of four discs and a base The four discs come together to make a hand; three discs have a flower, and one has a skull. These are then played onto the base.
Once you have played your disc you have a couple of choices. You can play another disc either a skull or flower, or start a challenge.
If the challenger only flips over flowers, then they win the challenge. If you flip over a Skull you lose the challenge, and must discard a disc at random. If you lose all your discs you are out of the game. The first player to win 2 challenges wins the game.
The game plays fast, and works great as a filler game for game nights, or for fun with family, or drinking games with friends, its easy to play, requires no real reading, minimal setup and pack up time and can be taught swiftly. Its fun for all kinds of gamers, and a good gateway game to slowly introduce your non gamer friends to more "hardcore" gamers. Its small enough to even take with you to the pub, and wont take much space up either.
The key to the game is bluffing, playing your hand, judging others, and of course watching the other players bids, and judging if they have played the skull early or not, are the bidding high to make you think they know something, or low to fool you?
You can pick a copy up by finding your local game store here with an RRP of £14.99 it will provide plenty of fun gaming with young ones, or adults.
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