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No Thanks!

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Good card games can be so simple: either take a card or pay a chip. Anyone can make that decision, right? However, there's a catch - in fact there are two. Nobody wants the cards, not even for free, because they give you points in a game where you need to have the fewest points to win. And the chips? They are scarce, very scarce.

An excellent filler game that appeals to non-gamers as well.

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45 of 51 gamers found this helpful
“The perfect Party Game also family game”

No Thanks! Is a great party game with a couple simple rules, easy to play and you get a good time to enjoy with friends and family.
33 cards (numbered 3 to 35)
55 chips

How to play:
The player with the lower score win, the number in the card is its value and any chips is a -1 point.
A player has to choose one of two options, he or she take a card and put it in front, and the other action is he or she say “no thanks” and put a chip on the card and pass the turn.
When a player take a card he or she take with all the chips on it. Finally is you make a sequence (10, 11, 12 for example) the real value is the lower on the sequence (10 in this case)
Before start each player an equal number of chips, generally 11, 9 to six players and 7 to seven players). Shuffle the deck and put 9 card aside to the round, you are ready to start.

This is the perfect game to play with people that never played a board game before, for that is a party game with flexibility I play this with 9 people and really enjoy.
Also is a family game, if you game nephews or little cousins, children, you can play with them and enjoy as well. And practice maths also you to, in our days we need a calculator or cellphone to made math addition.

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25 of 29 gamers found this helpful
“An Easy Game to Play Anytime”

Overall: I played this last night for the first time at our local game shop. Some friends were playing this when I arrived and I was able to just watch the mechanics so with a short explanation I was able to jump in and play the next game. Its easy to learn once you’ve seen it, I would imagine it’d still be pretty easy to understand teaching someone who hadn’t seen it though. Its a short game so great for filling in time between long games. Overall, a refreshing change and something I would gladly play again.

How to Play:
For 3-5 players. The deck of cards contains the numbers 3 through 35. After shuffling, remove 9 cards from play and place the remaining pile in the middle. Each player is given 11 chips.

The goal is to have the lowest number of points at the end of the game. Your score is the total of cards you have collected which are negative numbers plus the positive number of chips, with consecutive cards only being scored for the lowest number showing. Example 7, 8, 9 and 2 would score for a total of -9 points with 2 chips making it -7. So as the cards are flipped over, you are trying to gather numbers in consecutive order to keep your score low. However, you have to keep in mind that some cards have been removed so you may not be able to collect the cards you are hoping for. Additionally, others may purposely or unintentionally collect cards that affect your collection.

To start the game, whoever is randomly selected to go first flips over the card in the middle of the table. If they want it, then they take it and place on the table directly in front of them face up. To not accept a card that is flipped over, they place a chip in the middle on the card basically paying to be skipped and then the next person chooses to take or pay to avoid, and so on. When the card is accepted, that player also takes the chips that others just paid to skip it. Sometimes with the higher cards, it may go a couple times around the table with everyone paying to avoid the card. Eventually someone gives in though, at the very least to save their chips for later. You can possibly run out of chips so plan accordingly.

When a card is accepted, the person after them starts the next turn by flipping the card and accepting or bidding. This dynamic constantly changes who flips the next card and starts the next round. It also means that whoever accepted a card, is the last to have a chance at the next one, obviously this can be helpful or harmful to your strategy but it is all in the luck of the cards. As cards are collected, consecutive cards should be placed overlapping for easier viewing. Stand alone cards should therefore not overlap.

The game continues until all cards have found a home and upon finishing, scores are added up. Remember to only count the bottom number of a consecutive cards, so another example of 2, 7, 8, 9 and 30 with 5 chips would total -34.

Anyways, I hope this review is helpful so that you can try it out! Have fun!

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25 of 29 gamers found this helpful
“Fantastic take anywhere game”

No Thanks is one of the best new additions to our collection. It is such a simple and short game that we can easily fit several rounds between longer more intense games.

What’s in the box?
The box contains a deck of cards (ranging from 3 to 35) and a bunch of read chips. So simple!
How’s it play?
No thanks is a game for 3 to 5 players, where you try to obtain the lowest score by building runs of cards. The deck is built by shuffling the cards and removing 9 from play. Everyone then gets a stack of 11 chips that are kept secret. The first player then turns up the top card of the deck. This player now has the option to take the card or say “No Thanks!” and put in a chip. The play then moves to the next person who can now take the card and the chip or say “NoThanks!” putting in one of their own chips. Play continues like this until someone takes the card and the chips. Once you run out of chips there is no option to pass on the card. The game is over when all of the cards in the deck are dealt. The object of the game is to collect low value runs of cards. Cards are scored based on the lowest number in the run. So a 10, 11, 12, and 13 only scores as 10 points. Also any remaining unused chips get subtracted from the score. So it is a gamble to use all your chips or to horde them for the end.
Overall Impression
This game is great as a filler during the weekly game session. We also like to use it to introduce our non-gamer friends to simple card games. The components are super simple. Overall a great addition to our collection. Too bad it doesn’t work for two players . Happy Gaming!!


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