Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lost Heir (1875)

Lost Heir (1875)


5.71429 out of 10 with 14 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked


A trick taking card game where players bid to find the Lost Heir.

There are 32 cards, divided into four city suits of seven cards, plus one Lost Heir card, a Wrong Boy card, and two additional city cards to even out the deck for two or four players. For flavor, each suit represents a different city, and each card is named (Mayor, Chief, Commissioner, Detective, etc.).

Players bid for the right to make trump (in game terms... choice of Police). The dealer may take the bid, or refuse. If the bid is taken, the first card lead becomes trump for the round. The game continues until all tricks are played. Players score one point per trick taken, plus an additional five points if they recovered the 'Lost Heir'. A player loses three points if they recover the 'Wrong Boy'. The player who won the bid for the round gets no points if he did not match his bid.

The game is played over a number of rounds... the first player to 40 points wins.

  • Designer: (Uncredited)
  • Artist: (Uncredited)
  • Publisher: Canada Games, Copp Clark Publishing Company, McLoughlin Brothers, Milton Bradley, Noyes & Snow, Papa's Toy Company Ltd., Somerville Ltd., Spear's Games
  • Year Published: 1875
  • Number of Players: 2 - 4
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 8
  • Playing Time: 20
  • Category: Card Game, Novel-based
  • Mechanic: Trick-taking
  • Alternate Names: The Game of Lost Heir, Game of the Lost Heir, L Héritier perdu, Lost Heir, The Lost Heir, The Lost Heir Card Game



Garage sale game, likely paid $1. It's a themed game of Kaiser.

4 out of 10
A very Canadian trick taking game that honestly is mostly Hearts with a few changes and odd Canadian theme. A buddy of mine found this in a drawer of his parents place and i think the only place you can buy this is Home Hardware, which might be the most Canadian thing i've ever heard. It's not a bad game, but it's dull so im not sure if it will ever come out to the table again.

3 out of 10
A simple trick taking game that loses interest for me after one or two hands.

Copp Clark Canadian cities red box edition.

4 out of 10
Decent trick taking "strategy" game. Worth picking up if your game group has 4 players.

looking to buy

4 out of 10
Basic trick taking game, set in Canada. Very simple play, good for play with kids.
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