Choose an animal, each with their own special talent, and try to capture tricks! The player who captures the most tricks wins, but at the end of the round, whoever captured the most Spider cards becomes the fool, and loses points instead!
Extra Options for the Wise
Experienced players can draft talents for their animals to add another layer of play, or introduce off-suit play rules to add a wild new twist to their plays!
A Story, a story; let it come, let it go...
Once, all the stories belonged to someone else, but now they belong to Anansi, the Trickster (which is a story unto itself!). Everyone knows that the best stories happen when you play someone else for the fool.
But sometimes, even the best of tricks can backfire, and who plays the fool then?
In Anansi and the Box of Stories, the players take on the roles of archetypal animals in a trick taking game where you can use your animal cunning and abilities to turn the tricks in your favor. Each round every player plays the card they think will win the trick. But beware, as others will turn your tricks back on you and make you a foll, taking away your points! Only a player who can skillfully win tricks without being made a fool will prove their wisdom.
96 Poker-sized cards
1 Rules page
Play Time: 15-30 minutes
Designed by Ken Maher
Illustrated by Stephanie Fargo
Released: 14 March 2017