An ancient game of ornate skulls and roses, Skull is simple to learn but dangerously difficult to win. You must bluff, lie and pierce through the deceptions to expose the roses. Be wary, though – if you happen across a skull, the consequences are dire! Players will hold three rose cards and one skull. Add a card to the pile in front of you and when you feel lucky, announce your challenge and declare how many cards you will flip. Cards that show a rose are safe, but if you expose your opponent’s hidden skull, you lose one of your own cards. Keep your cards to the bitter end to win this clever game of deception and perception! One of our favourite games to take to the pub – after all the playing pieces are just oversized beermats!
See the Shut up and Sit Down review of it here (as “Skulls and Roses”)