Ratuki Card Game

Hasbro has another new game scheduled to hit the stores by early this year.

It’s Ratuki, the all NEW Ratuki card game.

Card games like Scrabble Slam are a huge family favorite around here, so when this family of card playing junkies heard about the new Ratuki, we were thrilled to check it out.

To keep score, grab a pen and paper and then give each player their own color deck of 34 cards.

Each 34 card deck consists of different numbers and symbols from 1-5 and 2 Ratuki cards which are wild cards.
Here’s the setup, how to play, and how to keep score:
Players use one hand to hold 3 cards at a time and use their other hand to draw cards from their decks which are face down. Each player has three card piles on their side of the game: A Draw Pile, a Junk Pile, and a Score Pile. The Draw Pile starts out as the 34 cards that the player will be drawing from, the Junk Pile is for cards that are not of use to the player and the Score Pile is for the cards that have been won in the game.

The game is played with up to 5 players and is very fast paced. The number of players equals the maximum number of center stacks. Like UNO the players place cards on top of other cards in order of card number with either one card being higher or lower than the top card of that pile. The player to get up to 5 in one of the card piles in the center calls Ratuki and then takes that entire stack and places it in their Score Pile. When a player runs out of cards the player yells ‘OUT’ and the game ends. The players then add up the cards in their Score Pile. Each card is worth one point. Players count the cards in their Draw and Junk Piles and subtract that total form the Score Pile. The player to get to 100 first, wins! We played where the player with the highest score wins that round instead of keeping score as suggested.

We had a blast playing this card game; the laughs were loud and they just kept coming as we raced to get a pile to the number 5. Sometimes it would go from 1 to 2 to 3 to 4 and just then someone would slam down a 3 and then a 2 and then back up again until someone slapped a 5 on top and snatched the pile to add to their Score Pile. There are no turns in this frenzied fun-filled card game, just get ready, get set, Ratuki!

Approx. Retail: $9.99
Ages: 8 YEARS AND UP
For 2 to 5 players
Includes 170 cards, 5 reminder cards and instructions.

Disclosure: I received Ratuki from Hunter PR on behalf of Hasbro Games in return for my honest review

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  1. Ratuki, sounds like a lot of fun. You did a great job with the review.

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