Robot Master (2008)

Average Rating: 6.37/10
Board Game Rank: 3583
Abstract Game Rank: 228
Family Game Rank: 873
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2008
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1 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
15 minutes
User Suggested Ages
6 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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A game of strategical placement as players have a deck of 36 robots with six cards each of values 0 to 5, and they want to maximize the value of their rows or columns of robots on a 5x5 grid.

The value of a row is the sum of the robots in it, except that a pair of identical robots in a row is worth ten times the face value of a single robot (two 3s gives you 30 points, but of course two 0s is still worthless); place three robots of the same type in a row, however, and they're worth 100 points no matter which type they are. The goal isn't to max out your score, but rather to beat your opponent as whoever has the lowest-valued row or column at game's end loses. Since 11 of the cards don't come into play, you have to play the odds on which robots will shuffle your way.

A reworking of Dragon Master. Main differences: in Dragon Master you had only 5 cards in hand; you had only 30 cards so just 5 were out of the game and instead of the ten times/100 points score rows were simply evaluated based on the number of similar cards in them. Robot Master also provides rules for 1 and 4 players.

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iPhone/iPod Touch Version

Reiner Knizia's Robot Master (link opens in iTunes)

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Publisher: Cocktail Games, Hutter Trade GmbH + Co KG
Artist: Patrick Cerf
Year: 2008
Product Code: 4260071876669
Size: 3.70 x 3.70 x 1.10 inches
0.35 pounds
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Board Game Rank: 3583
Abstract Game Rank: 228
Family Game Rank: 873
Num Ratings: 195
Average Rating: 6.37
Standard Deviation: 1.12
Num Views: 21688
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Personal Comments: 64
Users Owning: 286
Users Wanting: 10
Users Trading: 9 [find trade matches]
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