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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Monty Python and the Holy Grail CCG (1996)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail CCG (1996)

Ratings

4.61569 out of 10 with 102 ratings
Board Game Rank: 13522

Description

All the characters from The Holy Grail seeking quests, encountering silly Frenchmen and peasants. Players recite song verses, answer trivia, unclog noses, fling electric donkeys, get slop poured on you, and fight. Oh, and answer three questions, over and over...

Expanded with "Taunt You a Second Time!" (2000).
From the back of the card box:
"The Monty Python and the Holy Grail CCG just got even sillier. This much anticipated expansion set to Kenzer and Company's popular card game is produced in a non-collectible format with over 150 new cards. One deck is all each player needs. Taunt you a Second Time is a stand alone game and also completely compatible with the original game. The set contains marquee cards like Tim the Enchanter, the Black Knight and the Trojan Rabbit. Playing this game is like rewriting each scene from every gamer's favorite movie. And if you think you got a nasty taunting last time, you ain't seen nothin' yet!"

  • Designer: Brian Jelke, Steve Johansson, David Kenzer, Adam Niepomnik, Mark Schultz
  • Artist: Gerda Hansen, Brian Jelke, Steve Johansson, David Kenzer, Jennifer Kenzer, Rebecca Tudor
  • Publisher: Kenzer and Company
  • Year Published: 1996
  • Number of Players: 2 - 2
  • Suggested Number of Players: 2
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 12
  • Playing Time: 30
  • Language Dependence: Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
  • Category: Card Game, Humor, Medieval
  • Mechanic: Card Drafting, Singing
  • Family: CCGs (Collectible Card Games), Monty Python
  • Alternate Names: Monty Python and the Holy Grail CCG

Reviews

8 out of 10
By
loses points for incomplete rules

4 out of 10
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Goofy, silly and funny.. much like the movie itself. Not much of a game, but provides some amusement for those who love MP.

2 out of 10
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Awful. There's no game here. Some of the cards are funny, and I like the requirement to quote stuff, but the game itself is blech.

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Want to try... can't seem to find anyone who owns any or has them for sale other than the occasional set on e-bay.

6 out of 10
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Funny game, especially if you like the movie!

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Taunt You a Second Time! version, but two copies.

5.5 out of 10
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Starter and a few boosters. An okay game, but nothing special

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Unplayed.

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1996 Kinzer Games

3 out of 10
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Played this during my CCG time...of course the theme is intended to carry the game, and there are plenty of opportunities for both players to make themselves look like fools with singing and so forth, but what else would you expect from a Python game? Honestly not much to the game, and I've had no urge to play it in years, but silly, and fun for people who are creative (in more ways than 1, 'create your own' cards are part of this game and can add some chaos :-)

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two decks

5 out of 10
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Fun to look at and read... not fun to play.

3 out of 10
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Should really get a "1" rating but I love MP so it gets a "3" instead. :)

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2 Decks

6.5 out of 10
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If you don't like this game I blow my nose in your general direction. Actually the art is kind of bad and the game is rather silly, but still fun if you like python.

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One starter deck owned.

4 out of 10
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Mostly collectible for the humor value.

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Card

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Complete. 2 60 card Starter Decks in excellent condition.

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Have yet to play, own 2 decks for 2 players.

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NIH! NIH!

3 out of 10
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Run away! Except for collection and pint of laugh when reading cards, this game is not worth playing.

5 out of 10
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The rule booklet is written in a computer-code-like manner making this game difficult to understand and get a good 'feel' for. My rating of '5' is based almost solely on the collectibility of the cards due to my love of the movie.

4 out of 10
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Own one starter deck. Played once... could be fun with the right people.

6 out of 10
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28.10.2009: Let's not play this, it's a silly game. This game has a card that almost every game should have, the "Get On With It" card, that you can play if you think your opponent's turn take too long and it causes the opponent's turn to end immediately. Might have rated this one too highly. Lots of funny cards though.

4 out of 10
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W

2 out of 10
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Not as funny as the designers thought it would be.

5 out of 10
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Camelot was a rather silly place......so we played somewhere else! All the CCGers I met either loved it or hated it with a passion. I guess you had to be a real MP fan to appreciate it, just like the movie. Initial read-through of the rules was confusing, which does not surprise me.

3.8 out of 10
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Somewhat humorous and mildly entertaining a time or two, but this game really seems to have been a bit of a cash grab during the heydey of CCGs.

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Complete set of Monty Python CCG cards, including the expansion "Taunt you a Second Time".

6 out of 10
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Interesting CCG concept. A little more interactive that the usual 'card flopping' mechanic found in so many others. Good for two very silly people with beer. There are solitaire rules for the game, but since the official site is now defunct they are hard to find.

1 out of 10
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The cards can be entertaining, if you like the movie. However, I found the game pretty much unplayable, just couldn't find a game to play in there. Avoid.

8 out of 10
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This is one of the funniest and wierdest CCG's i've ever played. The rules are a bit tough to understand but the game itself is hillarious. Reciting quotes from the movie in order to play the cards is a nice touch. If you're not a Monty Phyton fan (as if thats likely) then the game is not for you, but a must play for all python fans.

4 out of 10
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Sample play from rules as attachment

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album Ultra-Pro Album na karty PRO-Binder 360 kart zasady: boardgamegeek.com/filepage/104504/rulebook-rewrite

2 out of 10
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Watch the movie instead - it's way better.

2 out of 10
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Can anyone actually explain the rules of this game?

6 out of 10
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Bought two starter decks of the game because I really dug the movie. Never got around to playing it seriously.

4 out of 10
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3

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I do have a round table

3 out of 10
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amusing but poor play value

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Woohoo! Just got this in a math trade. Cannot wait to give it a try.

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Seems horrible. Will probably never get it to the (round) table.

5 out of 10
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I own (too much) of this game. The game is fun to play a few times, but it's not particularly well-balanced and your Grail loving friends will definitely win out on the trivia cards.

6 out of 10
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Not really sure how to rate this one. I've never actually *played* it - I read through the rules once or twice and they seemed numbingly complicated, though it's been many many years since I've looked at them. Mostly I'm just tickled that the game actually exists, and flipping through the cards is a fun diversion. I suppose with a BGG rating of 5.25, it must be an actually-playable game, though I'm rating it a 6 after never having played it, so perhaps that doesn't mean anything...

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5 out of 10
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Not much of a game, but some of the cards are a hoot! The "Get on with it" should be included in every game.

6 out of 10
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I dont really think this is a really playable game -- but it looks really quite cool, doesn't it? :)

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Come and see the violence inherent in the system!

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two starters, four booster packs, all unopened.

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Fun more for the theme than the game, or so I surmise from reading the rules. Someday I'll find someone else who has cards and actually play a game or two.

5 out of 10
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Fun...but I like the movie. It gets repetitive, though.

7 out of 10
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For fans of the movie, the game is a good time. A lack of timing rules and a horribly miscut expansion hurt the game's customisability a bit, but when playing with another person you should be using some form of Ultra Pro Deck Protectors anyway, preferably of a different color of those of your opponent's. With a few rules tweaks (such as having a Grail Draw to see who goes first, instead of 'whomever owns the most cards'), the game is quite playable. The question remains, though-- Should you use a 'stack' system for timing or a 'play-and-resolve-without-response' style timing? Both have merits...

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147 Unique cards + instruction book in 3x3 binder pages

5 out of 10
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Silly but repetitive

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This extinct CCG is one of the most bizarre franchises for a card game. It's been ages since I have played this one but I've still got the cards. From memory it was very random.

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Box 7 Starters & Boosters Large collection

3 out of 10
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Hysterically funny cards, and horrible rules.

4 out of 10
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I bought this many years ago and (like others apparently) never understood the rules whatsoever, so it only got sort of played once. Nice cards though.
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