On Family Game Night, a quiet, relaxing game of cards is always a nice option. But what if you’re tired of Rummy or Hearts and want something a bit different? Perhaps you could check out Mixin’ Sixes. Though with the various wild cards and bit of backstabbing involved, “quiet” might not be the best descriptor. It does look fun, though.
The game is a bit of a mix of Rummy and Uno, of sorts. At the start of the round, players are dealt 10 cards that range from -3 to +6 in points. Players are looking to create hands worth exactly 6 points using 2-3 cards at a time. These are played in front of you, and other players can use the top card of your pile to play off of as well. Play continues with players looking to empty out their hands first. The one that does scores 0 points, while other players total up the points left in their hands (like golf, you want a low score in this game). Seems straight-forward, until you add in all the wild cards in the game that can cause you to skip your turn, change the direction of play, swap cards with them, and all other sorts of nasty things.
The Kickstarter campaign’s up and running now. They’re already closing in on 2x funded with still 26 days left to go.