I reviewed Paddy O'Shea's Golf Card Game, in response to a campaign on Tomoson.
About the Game:Paddy O'Shea's Golf Card Game is a new game for families. 2-6 players, ages 10 and up. The game has 9 rounds. The object of the game is to have the lowest score after 9 rounds. Each face card is worth 10 points, Ace is worth 1 point. The rest of the cards is worth card value. The game also throws in a few jokers, 0 value cards, and negative cards.
The game comes with 114 cards: including jokers, wild cards, mulligans (0 value), face cards, and the number cards. The game also comes with score sheets and instructions.
I played a 2 player game with my niece. We had two distractions stealing the cards from us. We had fun learning the rules and attempting to play the game.
How to play the gameEach player receives 9 cards, face down. The players arrange their cards in a 3 X 3 arrangement/grid, similar to sudoku. The rest of the cards are placed face down in the draw pile.
Each player turns over two cards. During each round, players can pick from the discard pile or the draw pile to replace either a face-down or face-up card. You can not look at your face down cards until it is replaced with a discard or draw card.
If a player does not like his or her card picked from the piles, they do not have to use it.
The round ends when all the cards are face-up.
Note: The face-up cards remain face-up until the round is over. My niece did not follow instructions :-). She also tried to cheat by looking at the face-down cards to determine value.
The rules are outlined in the instructions, including my favorite: it is not legal to look at a face-down card before deciding to swap the drawn card. If the game was monopoly, I would have sent my niece to jail.
The game is 9.95 plus shipping and handling.
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