Rowboat The Game!

Rowboat The Game!

Rowboat is the fun new card game of mind bending strategy and mind boggling suspense. The deck is a beautiful assortment of ocean-themed cards. To start, the dealer deals the cards face up until all four suits are showing. This spread of cards is called The Tide, and it serves as a map of the hand. One of the cool things about Rowboat is hand variation. Hands can be anywhere from 4 to 12 cards in size, depending on when the 4th suit appears. Players then receive the same number of cards that are in the tide. Based on the cards in their hand, players bid on how well they intend to do. This is the most exciting aspect of the game, as getting your bid exactly right can be a nail-biting experience. If you overbid, the penalty is severe. If you underbid, a minor penalty is received. Be careful, though, underbidding too much can get you into big trouble. Play consists of navigating your way through The Tide with the cards in your hand. Rowboat incorporates Trump suits, and trump changes from trick to trick. This is where intense strategy and planning come into play. Once you get the hang of it (it takes about 15 minutes to learn the nuts and bolts), Rowboat is loads of fun!