Cockroach Poker, the captivating reverse set collection game that adds a quirky twist to the classic bluffing concept. Despite its name, this game bears no resemblance to poker; instead, it revolves around strategic bluffing tactics using cards adorned with amusing critters like cockroaches, rats, and stink bugs.
The objective is simple: outwit your opponents and force someone to gather four cards of a single critter type. The box features a deck of 64 cards, with eight copies of eight critter varieties, the game offers a varied and engaging bluffing experience.
Setting up the game is a breeze—shuffle the deck and deal the cards among the players. On each turn, players choose a card, place it face down, and slide it to another player while declaring a critter type, such as “Stink bug.” The recipient has a choice: accept the card and either confirm or deny the declaration. A wrong guess leads to the card being kept face up in front of them, while a correct guess lets the giver claim the card.
Players can peek at a card and pass it to another player with a new critter type or the same one, initiating another round of choices. However, once all players have seen the card, the options narrow. The game continues until a player has no cards left to pass or accumulates four of the same critter. In either scenario, that player faces defeat, leaving everyone else as the victorious bluffers.
Cockroach Poker is a complete hoot but also includes strategic and suspenseful gameplay. This game is a hilarious addition to game nights, offering a quirky and entertaining experience that tests your bluffing skills and keeps everyone engaged until the very end.
Experience the thrill of bluffing with critters and master the art of deception in Cockroach Poker!