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Cockroach Poker Royal

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 3 reviews
average rating 5.0 out of 5
Based on 3 reviews
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3 Reviews
Reviewed by Sara
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I recommend this product
Average play time
5-30 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great fun for evil people

One of our favourite games for the last few years, Cockroach Poker Royal appeals to people who love outrageous lies, trash talking, and silliness. We find it great for groups of people who aren't all fluent in a common language: you can get by with about a dozen words, and there's a key on the back of the instruction leaflet.

Tip: there's no point buying the basic Cockroach Poker game instead of this one. Cockroach Poker Royal allows complexity if you want it, but you can easily revert to the basic game by simply removing the two special cards from the deck and treating the Royal cards as normal cards. I like to teach beginners the basic game first. Once they have got the hang of that, add in the rules for Royals and then add the special cards.

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Reviewed by John D.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Best Tenner I’ve Ever Spent

I’ve got more use out of this game, in more settings, with more people, than anything else in my collection. It’s an absolute star.

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Reviewed by Ineta U., from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
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It is a fun game

It is a fun game for a whole family. Our friends have and decided to buy one for our family for Christmas.

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As in its parent game Cockroach PokerCockroach Poker Royal has nothing to do with poker – except that the game is all about bluffing, but with cards showing cockroaches, rats and stink bugs instead of queens, 10s and aces. To set up the game, shuffle the deck and deal the cards out to players. On a turn, a player takes one card from his hand, lays it face down on the table, slides it to a player of his choice, and declares a type of critter, e.g., "Stink bug". The player receiving the card either:

  • Accepts the card, says either "true" or "false", then reveals the card. If this player is wrong in her claim, she keeps the card on the table in front of her face up; if she is right, the player who gave her the card places it face up before him.
  • Passes the card to another player, peeking at it first, then keeping it face-down and either saying the original type of critter or saying a new type. This new player again has the choice of accepting the card or passing it, unless the card has already been seen by all other players in which case the player must accept it and make a true/false claim.

The game ends when a player has no cards to pass on his turn or when a player has four cards of the same critter on the table in front of him. In either case, this player loses and everyone else wins.

To this, Cockroach Poker Royal adds new rules and new nasty "royal" critters to create more options for players during the game.

 

2-6 PLAYERS | 15-25 MINS | AGES 8+

 

REVIEWS

average rating 5.0 out of 5
Based on 3 reviews
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100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
3 Reviews
Reviewed by Sara
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Average play time
5-30 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
  • Good Prices
  • Supporting Local
  • Easy to Use Webstore
  • Knowledgeable Staff
  • Great Choice
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great fun for evil people

One of our favourite games for the last few years, Cockroach Poker Royal appeals to people who love outrageous lies, trash talking, and silliness. We find it great for groups of people who aren't all fluent in a common language: you can get by with about a dozen words, and there's a key on the back of the instruction leaflet.

Tip: there's no point buying the basic Cockroach Poker game instead of this one. Cockroach Poker Royal allows complexity if you want it, but you can easily revert to the basic game by simply removing the two special cards from the deck and treating the Royal cards as normal cards. I like to teach beginners the basic game first. Once they have got the hang of that, add in the rules for Royals and then add the special cards.

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Rated 2 out of 5
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed by John D.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Best Tenner I’ve Ever Spent

I’ve got more use out of this game, in more settings, with more people, than anything else in my collection. It’s an absolute star.

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed by Ineta U., from United Kingdom
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

It is a fun game

It is a fun game for a whole family. Our friends have and decided to buy one for our family for Christmas.

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