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1915
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2
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15 minutes
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Mate
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Matt
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Mate was originally published in the pamphlet "Zwei neue Kriegspiele!" (that is, "Two New Wargames!") by the German chess player G. Capellen in 1915 as Matt.

Mate is a game of perfect information played with a 20 card deck. It is played in matches of two rounds and rounds of two games. Players exchange hands between the two games of each round, which eliminates luck of the draw. A winning move or "mate" consists of playing a card that the other player cannot follow either in suit or rank. A point score for the game is calculated from the rank of the mate card and the total number of moves in the game (the more the better). The player with the most points wins the match.

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Using the rules of Chess Cards, a variant of Mate invented by Edward Lovett in 2001 (http://www.chessvariants.org/cards.dir/chesscards/)

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8 Mate rulebook - for Rael's homebrew
Rules for Mate in Adobe Acrobat, formatted to fold into a 2.5" x 3.5" size that fits in a tuckbox with cards. I've distilled different sets of rules into the set I personally prefer. For more, see: http://forums.superdupergames.org/viewtopic.php?p=7411
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2011-12-02
8 Elemental Defenders
A Mate redesign with complete new artwork and theme
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2010-04-09
5 "Chess Cards" Pocketmod
Pocketmod for the rules of "Chess Cards," a slightly reworked version of "Mate" by Edward Lovett.
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2009-06-09
5 Poker-size card and rules set for the slightly varied "Chess Cards" ruleset
This file contains a poker-sized card set (with back graphic, rules, and blanks) for Edward Lovett's slightly reworked rules of "Mate," called "Chess Cards" (http://www.chessvariants.org/cards.dir/chesscards/index.html). These are full-quality jpgs. Source files are available if you really want them. Suit priority (in colour) goes from darkest to lightest and (by shape) from most edges to fewest. Feedback warmly welcomed. (Version 1.0)
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2009-06-06
9 Mate cards redesign
I hope that Mate players find this card redesign useful. The cards print on Avery business cards -- very handy for travel or pub use.
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2009-04-28
6 Chess Cards Rules (slightly modified Mate)
These are the rules as defined at http://www.chessvariants.org/cards.dir/chesscards/. These are also the rules as implemented at Super Duper Games.
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2009-02-04
8 mate.pdf
Redesigned Print-and-Play Mate cards with more intuitive symbols
2007-02-20
16 Mate_RulesSummary.doc
Mate Rules Summary
2006-01-05
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Board Game Rank: 6095
Num Ratings: 38
Average Rating: 6.76
Standard Deviation: 1.61
Num Views: 15170
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.3
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Personal Comments: 29
Users Owning: 44
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Total Plays: 114
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