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kickstarter Game Preview: Heroes & Tricks

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 3-Jun-16 | 4 comments

Gain the respect of the most Heroes by using your cards to work for you while tricking other players so you come out on top.

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The following is a preview of a prototype copy of Heroes & Tricks. The artwork, components and rules may not be in their final form.



In Heroes & Tricks, players take on the roles of Lords of Gamedor and prove themselves with a mix of deduction, skill and luck. Each player has a hand of cards, the first player will randomly choose a hero card and place it in the special game box, then they will play a card over the top and pass the box to the next player. The next player will only see the card played by the previous player through a cool window in the game box. Once everyone has played a card the trick is revealed and the player who matches color and suit, the highest number, or any gear cards (that would improve their card played) is the winner of that trick. The end goal being to collect the most hero cards.


Who would enjoy this game?

Family Gamer {yes}
Families will enjoy the quick to learn rules, fun artwork and unique use of the game box. The anticipation and then reveal at the end is a definite highlight to the game that is fun for all ages.

Strategy Gamer {probably not}
There is deduction and bluffing, but strategy gamers may find there is a bit too much trickery and luck for them to be in control of the outcome.

Casual Gamer {yes}
Heroes & Tricks is perfect for the casual gamer. It takes minutes to learn, doesn’t make you think too hard, and can be enjoyed in almost any setting due to its “on-the-go” design; sitting around the table, lounging in the living room, waiting at the restaurant for the food to come, sitting around the campfire… we could go on!

Avid Gamer {maybe}
Avid gamers would easily be able to teach this to their more casual gamer friends and family. They could also enjoy playing this in between game sessions or when their looking for something that’s on-the-go and quick to play.

Power Gamer {not so much}
Similar to Strategy gamers, Power gamers will probably find that there’s a bit too much luck involved.

Final Thoughts

The art in Heroes & Tricks is top notch, and has a wonderful sense of fun and humor. The game box is also a very unique addition to the gameplay, making it just as easy to play around the table as it would be around a campfire, on a plane, or lounging on the couch!


We enjoyed our time with Heroes & Tricks, and highly recommend you check out the kickstarter campaign to learn more about the game.

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Comments (4)

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Miniature Painter
Intermediate Reviewer
Master Grader

Not sure my group would like it, but my wife and I will have to keep an eye out!!

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Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
Plaid Hat Games fan
Platinum Supporter

Interesting stuff in a number of ways

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I play blue
El Dorado
Guardian Angel

Looks like a fun, quick playing filler game. I don’t think I own any trick taking games. Come to think of it, a trick taking mechanic isn’t used all that often. Maybe this is the beginning of a new trend…..

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Movie Lover
Book Lover
I play blue

This is a great looking game; I love the artwork on the cards. I don’t own any “trick-taking” games, but I have considered Haggis.

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