Savage Bowl is a trick-taking game for four to five players. Your goal is to win a certain number of tricks to score points at the end of a deal. If you win too few or too many tricks then you score nothing!
The game is split into two “halves”. During the first 5 tricks, the player who plays the strongest card gets a yellow card, which means they must discard a card from their hand and sit out the next trick. The player who plays the second strongest card takes the trick and leads the next trick. Starting from the 6th trick, the game is played like a standard trick-taking game where the player playing the strongest card takes the trick and leads the next.
In a four-player game, you play 13 tricks and your goal is to win exactly 3 tricks. In a five-player game, you play 12 tricks and your goal is to win exactly 2 tricks. If you successfully do so, then you score points equal to the current round. After playing a number of rounds equal to the player count, the game ends and the player with the highest point is the champion!
English rulebook included.
This product is on pre-order. Expected to ship in August 2023.