The Game: Face to Face - A Duel for Two

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We're bringing you another riff on the best-selling card game The Game with a strictly two-player version called The Game: Face to Face -- releasing April 28!

This title was originally released in Europe in 2017, but it's coming overseas in just a few weeks. Seeing as most of the world will still be staying indoors the rest of the year, this is the perfect game to play with your Player #2. 

"I really like the multiplayer version of The Game, but I like this just as much - maybe even a little bit more." - SlickerDrips


Your ultimate goal is to be the first to discard all the cards in your deck. However to pull it off, you'll inevitably have to help your opponent.

On your turn, you’ll play at least 2 cards from your hand of 6. The twist comes from where you can play them. Of course, your own ascending and descending piles are fair game and follow the normal rules of The Game.

But exactly once per turn, you can play a card on one of your opponent’s piles, breaking all rules. This ultimately helps them out, as it pushes whatever pile you played on away from its upper limit.

"Fun, quick, and deep-thinking 2-player game" - BGID

Game info:

  • 2 players ONLY
  • 20 min
  • $15 MSRP
  • Designer: Steffen Benndorf & Reinhard Staupe
  • Mechanics: Competitive, Ladder climbing, Hand management
  • Release date: April 28


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  • Lost our instructions to the original The Game. Are they available online somewhere?

    Susan on

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