Wizard Card Game More Fun than Hearts and Rummy

More fun than Hearts and Rummy, award-winning Wizard is “the Ultimate Game of Trump” the whole family can enjoy. The rules are easy to learn — the strategy adds an exciting challenge. In Wizard, players try to win the exact number of tricks they bid.

The Wizard Card Game is similar to a regular deck of playing cards with the addition of four Wizards and four Jesters. Jesters always lose and Wizards always win. In the first round, players start out with one card. In the second round, players are deal two cards, and so on, with each round becoming more challenging. When you make your exact bid, you earn points. If you take too many or too few tricks, you lose points. The special, custom Wizard Score Sheet helps players keep track of bids and points. Wizard Card Game can be played with 3-6 players. 

Do You Like To Shuffle Cards Like A Wizard

By: Trish

Wizard Card Game Millions Sold!

Wizard – a card game that has consistently sold to millions around the World, it is worth checking out.  But warning!  Starting out, this game requires a lot of shuffling the card deck to advance thru each round of card play.  And depending upon how players shuffle cards, the deck can be worn quite rapidly.  Not that I expect players to be a wizard at shuffling like the pros in Las Vegas, but I always get slightly annoyed when a player fails to understand the minimal requirements in mixing up the deck.  I would suggest a quick 8 minute YouTube Tutorial that can assist novices in how best to shuffle the cards.

Wizard is a trump card game.  8 additional cards. 4 jesters that rank at the bottom, and 4 wizards that rank at the top.  The key is in the bidding.  Players can earn points even with a bad hand if the player bids correctly.  Since you have 8 cards that impact the game, the Jesters/Wizards, bidding can go in different directions when you anticipate how you might win a variety of hands.  Hands equate to “tricks” when playing trump games.  

In a nutshell, the object of the game is not to win the most tricks, but to predict how many tricks you will win, and then win exactly the number you bid.  The Wizards take everything, while the Jesters take Nothing.  Understanding standard rummy rules that allow for bidding and tricks goes a long way to diving right in and being competitive.  However do not let that discourage you nor thinking that kids can’t have fun.  The box cover says 10 and up, but an 8 or 9 year old could understand Wizard after playing a few hands.   If you have to use different terminology that differs from the words bid or trick, then go for it.  The key is to find ways to explain the simple game in terms that the youngest players can embrace.

Well priced for a night of fun.  And shuffle those cards.  Wizard Card Game Millions Sold!

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