Chinese Card Swap: Review

Chinese Card Swap is a light game in which players are trying to collect four cards of the same color. Collect all four, and you win! However you must swap your way to collecting all four before your opponents. Memory is the name of the game (well actually it’s not but you get it). Can you keep track of the colors you need?

Players are attempting to collect four cards of the same color. Players do this by swapping cards around, and memorizing locations of cards.

About the Game ^

Depending on the number of players, the game begins with four to six different colored cards numbered one through four shuffled. Players are then dealt four cards face down in front of them from the shuffled deck, and the remaining cards are placed face down in the center of the table. Each card has a color on one side, and a number on the other. On a player’s turn, she may swap two cards’ positions. The active player may swap her cards with either cards on the table, or cards in front of an opponent. A player cannot rearrange the order of her four face-down cards, but may look at them. If a player swaps two cards with the same opponent, that opponent may swap three times on her turn. 

Once a player has all four cards of the same color, that player wins the game.

Final Thoughts ^

Mechanics ^

Chinese Card Swap is a very simple game. You simply swap cards. Of course, memorization is a huge factor, as you memorize your cards and where they consequently go through swapping. A very easy, family friendly game.

Rules ^

The rules are super simple. There is no ambiguity.

Art ^

There really isn’t any art. There’s a border, and colored Chinese characters which I am guessing are the colors in Chinese? Maybe the numbers? I am not sure. The name of the game doesn’t really have anything to do with the game besides the Chinese characters.

Is It Fun? ^

Yes. It is family friendly, easy to play, short and quick. I do think, however, that it may have little replay value after a while because of how quick it plays. It’s best as a filler once and a while. The lack of art doesn’t help. Players enjoy having something nice to look at, and art is often crucial in the success of a game. I must also mention that I was told the game may change its theme to emojis, of which I would find really terrible. It’s an unattractive theme. I would rather see artwork related to Chinese Card Swap than an emoji theme.

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