Good Little Tricks

Brett J. Gilbert & Matthew Dunstan

Card game

2–4 players • 30 minutes

Published 23/06/17 • Cards v1.0 • Rules v1.0

What you need

You need the 27 cards, plus a way to keep score.

Good Little Tricks is a compact trick-taking game for 2–5 players with a bespoke deck of 27 cards, split into 6 coloured suits of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 cards.

The game is an ‘evasion’ game, similar to Hearts, in which the aim is to avoid taking cards, and while Good Little Tricks uses many of the conventions of standard trick-taking games it has some new tricks of its own!

The highlight of the show.
Richard Breese, after playtesting the game at the UK Games Expo 2017

About the designers

Brett J. Gilbert is a professional board game designer, which is every bit as lucrative as you might imagine. His first published game, Divinare (Asmodee, 2012), was recommended by the 2013 Spiel des Jahres jury; a fact he mentions purely in passing.

Matthew Dunstan is a scientist and game designer living in Cambridge, UK (far away from his sunny homeland of Australia). His first published game, Relic Runners, is being released by Days of Wonder in September 2013.