Players: 2–4 / Ages 8+ / Play Time: 15 min
In ARGH (Animals Revolt aGainst Humans), players embody a rebellious group of critters competing with one another to assemble the toughest group of revolutionaries in their never-ending struggle for freedom from the tyrannical humans.
The over-sized cards represent a wide variety furry hooligans, including spies that will sell you out to the human overlords. These cards are shuffled into three decks. Each deck also contains a piece needed to manufacture a devastating bomb that will instantly win you the game if you manage to acquire at least two.
On your turn, you can do one of two things: pick a card from one of the three decks or steal a face-down card from another player. If you choose a card from a deck, you may take a look at it and then decide to either place it in your team face-down before you or offer it face-down to another player. If that player accepts your offer, they place the card face-up in their team, for better or for worse. If they refuse the card, you must place the offered card face-up into your team.
You may instead choose to steal a face-down card from another player without first looking at it. Either action ends your turn. If at any time a player acquires two pieces of the bomb, the game ends immediately. That player is declared the Supreme Commander of the Glorious Revolution, having assembled the Ultimate Weapon that will inevitably lead to the freedom of their ken and kin. Otherwise, play continues until one of the three decks is emptied. Finish up the turn and then flip over any face-down cards. If no one managed to acquire two pieces of the bomb, count up the points of each player’s team members. The player with the most powerful group wins the game.
As you can see, the over-sized cards look absolutely great, and while the game is super-easy to learn, the complexity lies in scooping up the cards you need while duping other players into picking up cards worth negative points. Each player will also have a player-aid card that is helpful in counting what cards might be left in a given deck.
Publisher: Dude Games
Item Code: DGAR01
Pre-order Date: 12/29/18