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Smarter than you think but easier than you expect!
This little Japanese game does not fit into any single category. You do not realize how rich The Number is while playing.
The Number is an expert mix of mechanics: Bluffing, Risk-taking, but also Guessing (a mechanic that involves anticipating your opponent’s next moves and altering your strategy accordingly). It only takes 5 minutes to learn, but you won’t have it all figured out yet!
Choose, check and resolve!
How to play?
A game of The Number plays over 2 rounds of 5 turns each during which everyone will play simultaneously.
Each turn, everyone secretly writes a number from 000 to 999 on their boards and then reveals them at the same time.
Line up the numbers from biggest to smallest (top to bottom) and check if your number is approved (it does not share digits with any of the numbers below it) or eliminated (it has at least one digit in common with any of the numbers below it).
If your number is approved, get as many points as the first digit of your number. Then, you must cross off the digits you used in your number from your own board. You will not be able to use them for the remainder of the round.