Five Crowns, the beautiful new card game from the makers of SET, is comprised of two identical 58-card decks labeled 3 though King in each of five suits, plus six Jokers. Collect runs [three or more cards of the same suit] and books [three or more of the same rank] to quickly weed out your loose cards before your opponent's do. But, here's the catch. There's a different "Wild" card each round! The lowest score after 11 rounds wins!
Chad Raeside (4 out of 5)
My family and I agree that Five Crowns is a fun little card game to play. I like how the suits in this large deck are colorized so that each suit's symbol is always the same color. In addition, it is fun to see a new suit, the stars!
In this rummy-like game, players make runs and triples with the cards dealt to them. In the first hand, three cards are dealt and threes are wild. In the next hand, four cards are dealt and fours are wild. It continues like this all the way up to Kings where 13 cards are dealt. The object is to meld first and avoid scoring points (those cards left in your hand.)