Cheapass Games to print Pairs Deluxe Edition

August 1, 2017 - 7:19am
Pairs is not so much a game as it is a deck of cards, but not just a normal deck of cards, a triangle deck of cards.  What is a triangle deck you ask?  That is a deck where you have as many cards as the number on the card, so one 1 card, two 2 cards, three 3 cards, and so on.  This allows for very different types of games to be invented and played than with your standard poker deck.  Cheapass Games knows this and so they are printing a deluxe edition of Pairs, with a set of cards illustrated in a "fun retro style", and include a Pairs Companion book which details over 30 different games you can play with the cards.  Release is set for GenCon, so you can find them at the convention, or shortly after on store shelves.  You can read the press release below for more information.

Cheapass Games to Release Deluxe Pairs

Deluxe Edition features new deck and booklet including over 30 games and variants
Seattle, WA—July 26, 2017. Building on the success of Pairs: A New Classic CardGame, Cheapass Games is releasing a deluxe edition that includes a brand-new deck illustrated in a fun retro style along with a Pairs Companion booklet. Pairs is simple card game with a basic triangle deck: 55 cards numbered 1 through 10, with 1x1 2x2, 3x3, and so on up to 10x10. In the basic game, players take turns drawing cards and trying not to score a pair. Or, they may fold, and score the lowest card in play. The first player to score too many points loses the game. The Pairs Companion contains over 30 fan-favorite games and variants that can be played with a Pairs deck, including The JudgeDeadfallHawthorn, and more. Some games require chips and/or a way to keep score. It is expected to debut at Gen Con at Cheapass Games booth 1361 and will be available shortly thereafter online and in friendly local game stores. About Cheapass Games Cheapass Games is a small game company in Seattle Washington, specializing in quirky tabletop games. They produce deluxe games, cheap games, and free games, all of which can be found at their double-secret website cheapass.com. James Ernest has been designing games for more than 20 years, with more than 150 published titles including Kill Doctor LuckyGive Me the BrainButton MenLords of Vegas,Pairs, and Tak: A Beautiful Game.