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Chez Geek (1999)

Average Rating: 5.77/10
Board Game Rank: 3980
Thematic Rank: 624
Party Game Rank: 287
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Year Published
1999
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, more than 5 players
(25 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
16 and up
(14 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
(16 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Chez Geek
Alternate Names
Chez Geek 1+2
Chez Geek: Bisboccia Edition
Chez Geek: House Party edition
Chez Geek: Piso compartido
Chez Geek: vagos comparten piso
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In this light, humorous, and fast-paced card game that parodies geek culture and co-habitation, players are roommates just trying to get through life with as little work as possible.

At setup each player is dealt a Job card which lists their free time, income, a special ability that they possess and their Slack goal. Players are also dealt five Life cards. The space directly in front of a player is their Room, where cards will be played during the course of the game. Slack can be represented using any available chit or counter, but every player begins with a Slack total of zero.

Players take turns as follows:
-Draw Life cards until they have six in hand. (NOTE: Some Jobs vary this to five or seven cards.)

-Make "variable" rolls. Some Job cards have variable free time or income; their values for this turn are decided in this phase (rolling a 1-3 gives them the first amount; rolling a 4-6 gives them the second). If there are any "uninvited" people in a player's room, he or she may also roll to "get rid of" them (by rolling a 4, 5 or 6) and either send each such person to another room or discard them (if they cannot be played to any other room).

-If any of the player's in-hand Life cards are green Person cards, they may roll to "call" the person to their room. A successful roll (3-6) gets them invited in; otherwise, they are discarded. Some people are "uninvited" (causing bad things to happen), and may be placed without a roll in any player's room. (See above for "getting rid of" these people.) Pet cards, such as Cats (which don't require a roll to enter a room) and Dogs (which may or may not need to be "called") can also be played in this round.

-For each unit of free time the player's Job card gives them, they may perform one action (play a red Activity card) or go shopping (play any number of blue Thing cards). Some of these cards may have a cost; the total cost for all cards played in a round cannot exceed the income given to them by their Job card. (NOTE: Free Time and Income may be modified by certain Whenever cards played on the player by themselves or other players.)

-At the end of a turn, if a player has more than five cards in hand, the player must discard cards until they have five or fewer. If desired, players can discard all the way down to one card. (NOTE: It is also legal for a player to play ALL the cards in their hand and have NO cards at the end of a turn.)

-Additionally, some Life cards are orange "Whenever" cards which can be played at any time.

-Activity cards and Thing cards typically list a Slack value which is added to the player's Slack total, though some have random Slack totals and some have Slack totals which vary during the game. TV Activity cards and some Whenever cards can be used to cancel cards as they are being played, and some cause previously-played cards to be discarded. Some cards add or subtract Slack from every player's total, while others cause a player to change their Job card (and hence Slack goal). Many cards alter the effects of other cards.

The first player whose Slack total equals or exceeds their Slack goal is the winner.

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Chez Geek 1+2
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German second edition
Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: John Kovalic
Year: 2014
Product Code: 17305G
Size: 7.44 x 5.35 x 2.56 inches
0.88 pounds
German
Release Date: Jul 30, 2014
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Chez Geek: Piso compartido
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Edge Spanish edition 2014
Publisher: Edge Entertainment
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Year: 2014
Product Code: EDGCG03
Size: 25.20 x 25.20 x 5.20 inches
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Chez Geek: House Party edition
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Steve Jackson House Party edition
Publisher: Steve Jackson Games
Artist: John Kovalic
Year: 2010
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Chez Geek
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LocWorks Polish Edition
Publisher: LocWorks
Artist: John Kovalic
Year: 2009
Product Code: lwc2009001n1
Size: 4.72 x 3.54 x 2.36 inches
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Chez Geek: Bisboccia Edition
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Italian Second Edition
Publisher: Raven Distribution
Artist: John Kovalic
Year: 2008
Product Code: RD0030
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1 Chez Geek Tokens
Simple Tokens for Chez Geek if you do not own anything at hand to play the game. Print, Cut, Play.......
2014-11-27
1 Chez Geek - Regaolamento italiano
Regolamento italiano tradotto dall'inglese formato pdf con immagini
Italian
2014-05-20
3 Turn Sequence
Now in PDF
English
2011-05-28
1 Tabla de puntuaciones para el Cheez Geek (Tipo B)
Tabla de puntuaciones para el Chez Geek. Independiente del n
Spanish
2010-11-02
0 Tabla de puntuaciones para el Cheez Geek (Tipo A)
Tabla de puntuaciones para 8 jugadores
Spanish
2010-11-02
1 Ayuda en Español para Chez Geek - Formato carta
Ayuda en formato carta, enfundable con fundas standard de Magic de esas de a 1€ el paquete. La ayuda comprende: - Orden de las fases del turno - Puntualizaciones del juego (Echar Peña, Polvete Ruidoso, Gorrones, Cartas Dobles) - Jugadas fuera de Turno
Spanish
2010-10-26
0 Zasady gry i lista kart dla polskiego wydania Chez Geek
Lista kart z polskiego wydania Chez Geek - wersja 1.0
Polish
2009-12-09
0 ChezGeek-Reglas.pdf
Reglas en español traducidas por Edge Ent.
2006-07-03
0 Chez_Geek_Rules_kr.pdf
Korean Rules
2005-11-20
8 Chez Geek.ppt
Turn Summary
2004-11-30
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 3980
Thematic Rank: 624
Party Game Rank: 287
Num Ratings: 3465
Average Rating: 5.77
Standard Deviation: 1.62
Num Views: 99592
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.4
Fans: 84
Personal Comments: 963
Users Owning: 5116
Users Wanting: 30
Users Trading: 294 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 3
Want Parts In Trade: 5
Price History: View
Total Plays: 3974
Plays This Month: 19
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