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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Touché (1979)

Touché (1979)

Ratings

5.37935 out of 10 with 279 ratings
Board Game Rank: 12901
Abstract Game Rank: 810

Description

Players are dealt a hand of cards from a standard double deck including four jokers. The board depicts card images—two of each—and some wild spaces distributed in a cross pattern. A turn consists of playing a card and placing a marker of your color on one of the corresponding spaces on the game board.

The object is to claim spaces which form certain patterns (boxes, lines, crosses, tees). When one of these patterns is formed, you cap off your pieces with black markers to show that you've completed that pattern. Capped pieces can't be used again for another pattern.

The first person to complete a specified number of patterns wins the game.

  • Designer: Wayne Bobette
  • Artist: (Uncredited)
  • Publisher: Alary Games, Cadaco, Damm / Egmont, Jumbo, Kärnan, Nelospelit, Parker Brothers, Piatnik, Tactic, Wayne Bobbette Enterprises
  • Year Published: 1979
  • Number of Players: 2 - 6
  • Suggested Number of Players: 2
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 8
  • Playing Time: 30
  • Suggested Ages: 8
  • Language Dependence: No necessary in-game text
  • Honors: 1979 Spiel des Jahres Recommended, 1996 Mensa Select Winner, 1996 Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year Winner
  • Subdomain: Abstract Games
  • Category: Card Game
  • Mechanic: Pattern Building
  • Family: Mensa Select
  • Alternate Names: Touché, Touché: Fullträff

Reviews

3 out of 10
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I'm hesitant to give this game a 3, but I really never want to play it. It's just that it is not a "bad" game (which equals a 3 in BBG rating), it's just not one I ever want to play. You win if you get the cards. Period. Also, the rules aren't as clear as they could be.

7 out of 10
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2

5 out of 10
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Pöti példánya

3 out of 10
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Érdekes módon használja fel a francia kártyát, de nem jött be túlságosan.

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1 Ceiling3

7 out of 10
By
Little weird game! But since i like patter building games I like this one also!

5 out of 10
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Not bad, but really no too interesting either.

3 out of 10
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Sequence improved. It still sucks. Gave it away for free.

7 out of 10
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Nice and braindead game. Fun and easy. The winner is the one with the luck, must of course be smart enough, but that u are.

5 out of 10
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This game is practically indistinguishable from Sequence. The Touche board is larger because it includes eight Wild spaces (instead of four) and eight Jacks spaces. The Jokers are wild in Touche; the Jacks are wild in Sequence. The rules differ. Touche, for example, permits a card to be used in only one pattern and includes the option to form patterns other than just a five-card straight line. However, I think either rules set will work with either game, as, indeed, will a hodgepodge of rules culled from both sets. The games come down to drawing the right cards at the right time.

7 out of 10
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In Storage

5 out of 10
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Weird that this one gets a lower score than Sequence, as I feel it's a bit better at least. Might want to try this some day with more decks of cards, so one has more chances to attack each other for position.

5 out of 10
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It's fun but too random. I prefer to pick something else that is light such as Dixit, TTR, Citadels or similar games

5 out of 10
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chopping block

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8

6.5 out of 10
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A rather unique light family board game that uses playing cards in an unusual way. Nice stackable playing pieces, quick, entertaining (albeit very simple) gameplay.

7 out of 10
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Ara's

4.5 out of 10
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A pastime sort of game -- limited strategy, but something to do while chatting.

3 out of 10
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Feleségem kedvenc játéka. Nem teljesen érem miért. Könnyített szabályokkal játszottuk, mert nem érdemes nagyon elhúzni ezt a játékot. A laphúzások miatt nagy a szerencse szerepe. Csak akkor játszom ezt a játékot, ha a feleségem erőlteti. De akkor már inkább sokkal jobb játékokat ajánlok neki.

5 out of 10
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This game is not challenging enough for me. To little tactic is needed. Most of the game depends on the cards that you flip. But it's not that much fun. (after about 15 plays)

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complete game borgartúni

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Checked & is complete

5 out of 10
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29.11.2007: Not that exciting. If you have the cards you can probably finish the patterns, if you don't you might as well play anywhere and hope for the best.

5 out of 10
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This game can be really frustrating. You almost have the pattern, but need one more card. You wait and wait. The joker as wild can help a lot when by luck you have a joker.

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Julija

4 out of 10
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This game improves somewhat if you are three players instead of two, if you have a goal of one each of the line, cross and T shapes, and possibly also if you cut the replacement power of jokers (or include the reserve jokers and give them that power exclusively). It's still not something I would actually suggest. Thrifted on 9/12 2014.

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Box has shelfwear and writing. It is missing one full deck and ALL the pieces!

6 out of 10
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A great tea and biscuits game.

6.1 out of 10
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A lot of luck involved but otherwise it's a fun ultralight game.

5 out of 10
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A lot of card-luck - especially when played with Jokers; that's why my opinion is, that Touché is much better without them. Then there is a little bit more "game" in it. Partnership -system is the best part, the rest is... just crap.

2.5 out of 10
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The Hungarian 2006 edition rules make less sense than the English one in the files section. The game is probably rather weak, but using the Hungarian rules it's terrible.

3 out of 10
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Rather boring, no skill involved at all.

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sealed

4 out of 10
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Too simple to be fun.

5.1 out of 10
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Played three matches today and can only say that it's about one step above Sequence and plays almost exactly the same.

5 out of 10
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2-6 30m

3 out of 10
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A weak and bleak copy of Sequence. Sequence Dice is much better. Good game to steal pieces and cards from to create other games though :)

3 out of 10
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I don't think I'll want to play this ever again. Not bad as such, but an exercise in futility. It's all very pointless, just playing the cards you get. If you prefer your games without any decisionmaking, Touché is as good as anything else. Avoid.

6 out of 10
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Goes as a good filler with gamers and fun main game with non-gamers.

4 out of 10
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Not really that interesting game but not really bad either.

4 out of 10
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A család női tagjai, köztük barátnőm nagyon szereti. Én úgy érzem a játék játszik engem és ez nem jó. A csapat verzió menti meg a játékot számomra a teljes katasztrófától.

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nowy/ folia, druga angielska edycja

6 out of 10
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Nice "puzzly" game for the whole family. Too long since I played this :)

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In storage

3 out of 10
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Tic-Tac-Toe with significant random elements. Avoid.

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At first glance, this looked like a clone of Sequence, but I see that this one existed first (assuming it really was published in 1979.) The rules of this one look a bit more nuanced, and there's none of that trying to remember which kind of Jacks do what - or watching your competitors squint at the card they just drew as they count the eyes. So, not having played it, I'd guess this is likely the better game. On the other hand, "better than Sequence" isn't exactly fulsome praise.

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5/97,

5 out of 10
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It feels like "Just4Fun" without the maths. "Just4Fun" is a much better game than this! At least this has teamplay!

5 out of 10
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GOOD? Not really. FILLS A HOLE? No. GETS PLAYED? Never. KEEP? No.

5 out of 10
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Really light. Not all that much strategy or real decisions here but some nice a-ha's.

6.3 out of 10
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[Sequence - Touché - Double Series are the same games with different boards and very little different rules.] - Sequence is better.

6 out of 10
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See www.brettspillguiden.no (Norwegian only. Sorry!)

4 out of 10
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what the....? :yuk:

5 out of 10
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Wasn't as bad as I expected from a car boot acquisition - some fun playing cards and blocking, and would certainly be fine for playing with family, or as a light filler.

8 out of 10
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Touché -- Because I enjoy Touché so much, I've never tried Sequence (whose similarities are obvious). Both are games which can easily be made with standard cards and poker chips, but I'm glad to have the Wayne Bobbette edition with such fun art and nice bits.

6 out of 10
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Better than Sequence, but similar.

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Complete, light box wear.

4 out of 10
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- luck based - boring

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Thrift store find (in shrink!) Looks like it might be good for non-gamers.

5.5 out of 10
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OK abstract game

4 out of 10
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And OK familygame with cards. More luck than strategy in this game. But playable!!!

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D7

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Not played yet

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Nederlands

4 out of 10
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I have finnish version with same name, but produced by Tactic. Nice ideas, but rules were crappy at least in my version and endgame doesn't work too well.

3.5 out of 10
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Зато компоненты хорошие.

5 out of 10
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Very similar to Sequence.

6.1 out of 10
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1 hour puzzle decks

5 out of 10
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A board of playing card symbols where players try to form predetermined shapes. Luck of the draw mainly decides the winner.

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Trashed

8.5 out of 10
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Great game! Fundamental strategy, easy to learn! Kids love it!

5 out of 10
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After 1 Play: Sequence rip-off

3 out of 10
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Oh no, this game is entirely depending on the luck of draw - no strategy or tactics whatsoever.
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