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Steve \/\/\/
United States
Scotia
New York
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I know where you live, and I've seen where you sleep. I swear to everything holy that your mothers will CRY when they see what I've done to you.
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Oh, not in Utica, no. It's an Albany expression.
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Aug 2011
As at its core Walk the Plank is a trick taking game there's isn't a whole lot of strategy that needs to be employed, and all that's needed to keep a player in the ongoing game is a single trick taken (something I managed to avoid twice in the times I have played it, thus getting taken out of the game). I'll also say that the person that ends up as Captain has a huge sway on how the game will likely play out, and pretty much every time we played the person that started off as Captain managed to hold the position for the majority of the games.
2011-08-10
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Warren Sistrom
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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7
Aug 2007*
Great filler that really is a fill of 5-10 minutes.
2007-08-23*
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Kieron Mitchell
United States
Indianapolis
IN
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7
Aug 2007*
Variation of Whist.
2007-08-29*
Chuck Puchala
United States
ALEXANDRIA
Virginia
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7
Mar 2009*
3-9
2008-11-14*
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Doug Jorenby
United States
Madison
Wisconsin
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6
May 2007*
VERY fast-moving -- suspect it is optimal with a larger number of players as a party game, rather than with 3 as we played it.
2007-05-13*
(Mr.) Kim Beattie
United States
Rocklin
CA
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6
Jan 2008*
Basic trick-taking card game with a few twists. Nothing really new here but worth taking a look at if you like trick-taking card games.(June 2007)
2008-01-24*
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Jim Pulles
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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6
May 2012
Miss taking a trick?... 'Walk the Plank' and you're out of the game!

A fun little filler at best. The best thing is that it will play up to 9 people... even though most of them will be out after the first round of play.
2007-07-16*
John (Jay) Gettel
United States
Brighton
Michigan
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6
Nov 2007*
This was a fun multiplayer trick taking game. I like the way the game is played but unfortunately I was eliminated after the first round. But this wasn't much of a problem as the game is quick and was over soon. I will probably look to acquire a copy of this game.
2007-11-11*
Will M. Baker
United States
Alameda
California
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6
Nov 2013
Components: Simple artwork on linen-finish cards. A few were marked with a white line on the back, right out of the box, so now everyone knows who has the 1 Monkey.

Experience: Quick trick-taking game. I have only played with 2-5 players, and it worked well with those numbers. With so many cards out of circulation, it's tough to gauge what others have in their hands.

What make this game unique are 1) the elimination factor, having to win at least one trick per hand, and 2) trying to become Captain, who has an advantage to win. In theory, the game might be trying to make me choose between a risky move to try to be Captain, and a more conservative play to ensure I win at least one trick. But in practice, it doesn't work that way. I just try to win as many tricks as I can, and typically, by luck, I either do or I don't.

With decreasing numbers of players and cards, each hand becomes more capricious. Players being eliminated is a big problem. Yes the games are short, but who wants to lose in the first round of a game and wait an entire game to try their luck again? Okay for kids, to introduce to the idea of trick-taking, but there are many better games out there.

First Played: 2009-07-13
Last Played: 2013-11-17
Plays (12):
2 players: 2
3 players: 4
4 players: 4
5 players: 2
2013-11-18
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Aphicha Phawapaphawin
Thailand
Rat Burana
Bangkok
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Jul 2009*
OK game that can fun with the (bad) luck.
2009-07-30
Michiel Hillenius
Netherlands
Hoogland (Amersfoort)
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6
Oct 2013
Elimination game by means of trick taking. Not a bad take on the genre, although as always, it depends on the hand you're dealt. Sometimes there isn't much you can do to prevent elimination. So don't take this filler too serious.
2013-10-30
Tony Archer
Australia
Woori Yallock
VIC
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5.8
Feb 2012
Short game and not very enduring. The lead is very powerful and chosen randomly at the beginning. There are not enough cards to make much more strategy than play your highest cards. To use more cards like say 10 would just make the game unbearably long. Player elimination works because the game is short. A reasonable introduction to trick taking games for children. Better with more players. [5]43
2010-09-12
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Michael Becker
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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5
Jul 2007*
Standard trick taking for a large group of people. Games don't take very long even with large groups. Nothing really new here though.
2007-07-13*
Devi "Day" Hughes
United States
Irvine
California
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5
Nov 2009*
This game is ok, nothing special. It plays really fast, is Pirate themed, and would probably be good for those that like trick taking games with a "survival" element; the object of the game is to take at least 1 trick each round or be knocked out of the game. Takes 15-20 minutes to play, so it's a filler.
2012-03-26
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Brian Collins
United States
Oakland
California
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5
Dec 2008*
Played once and might try again, but then again might not
2008-11-16*
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Donald Dennis
United States
Pawleys Island
South Carolina
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5
Nov 2008*
2008-11-21*
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Texas
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May 2013
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2011-04-22
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Tony Hodge
United States
Hanover
Maryland
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5
Dec 2012
Very basic trick-taking game. Re: boring.
2012-11-06
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Patrick Brennan
Australia
St Ives, Sydney
NSW
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5
Jul 2015
While trick-taking is usually decent fun and the concept here is potentially fun, elimination for getting a dud hand turns out in the end to be fun not-so-much. Especially when the deck is constructed with 5 suits, almost guaranteeing everyone's short-suited in something and then it's a lottery on who gets the trump cards. Further lotteried by so many cards not being dealt each hand. If the deck were tighter, and some hand management skill was introduced it might make a better grade. But as it stands, it's just a throwaway game, played as a filler novelty.
2015-07-05
Jesse McGatha
United States
Sammamish
Washington
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4.5
Jun 2009*
Average trick taking game, but graded down a point for that very reason (I don't like trick-taking games that much).
2008-11-06*
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Andre Metelo
United States
Kennesaw
Georgia
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3
Dec 2007*
It is a card game
2007-12-04*
Tim J
United States
Tennessee
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3
Dec 2011
Not broken, just not interesting. I guess I'm not much of trick taking person.
2011-12-10
Matthew Webster
United Kingdom
Winchester
Hampshire
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Looks like fun. Must read rules.
2007-08-10*
Warren Sistrom
Australia
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Walk the Plank is a fast-moving trick taking card game. The object is to win the most battles in any given round to become Captain for the next round. But be careful %u2013 if you don%u2019t win ANY battles in a round, you%u2019re out of the game. You%u2019re dealt fewer cards in each successive round, and the player who wins the final round wins the game! Play is fast and furious, with an average game time of only 10 minutes.

2007-10-29*
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Grigg Lumbermanson
Iceland
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Sean Kenneth Donald
United States
Myrtle Beach
South Carolina
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2009-12-21
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Bud Blanchette
United States
Maple Grove
Minnesota
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2011-11-20
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LJ
United States
Spokane Valley
Washington
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Great kids trick taking game.

5 suits. You play a card and the rest of the players follow suit. If you don't have a suited card, you can play trump. Sea monster wins all, followed by walk the plank, trump and the lead suit.
2011-04-18
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Michael Sarsoza
United States
Elkins
West Virginia
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Trick-taking
2012-11-10
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ivan pawle
Ireland
Dublin
D7
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Won in the 2012 Supporter Drive.
2013-01-09
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Mathias Köppen
Sweden
Nybro
Småland
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Never played.
2014-05-20
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Damien Seb. ●leoskyangel●
Malaysia
Bangsar & PJ
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Status: Own 9th Aug 2014
Status: Sold, on 12th DEC 2014
2014-12-12
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