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Aristocratic opponents square off in PictureBook Games: The Royal Bluff, a game of strategy and deceit.

Compete for points by adding or subtracting colored chips from rows on the game board and trying to guess each of your opponent's secretly assigned chip colors. Once you're confident in your deduction, issue a Call Out attempt to earn bonus points - at the risk of giving your opponent an extra point if you're wrong.

Three modes of play (Tournament, Free Play, DS Wireless Play) offer a variety of options, from facing off against an assortment of computer opponents to competing in a wireless match with up to four players. Throw Trick Cards into the mix and you've got a winning combination of tactics and trickery that's sure to score points.

Game Review

Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Corbie Dillard

A unique card game on a service that's quickly becoming crowded with them.

We've already seen a host of card games released for the DSiWare service, but PictureBookGames: The Royal Bluff looks to add a little variety to the mix with its unique gameplay and entertaining royalty theme. But with a service already loaded with card...

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User Comments (4)

Terra

#1

Terra said:

I hope Nintendo's learned from the WiiWare version. I doubt it but you never know what'll happen

ballistikboy

#3

ballistikboy said:

Wow. Incredible game, guys!! Download it now (if you like puzzles, strategy board games, etc.) Basically, if you liked ClubHouse Games as much as I do (I gave that one a 10) you should totally get this. $5 is just the right price for this game. It features a classic board game played with game discs and 2 colors are randomly chosen for each player (2-4) and you can fake out your opponent as they try to guess your color... every turn all players make they have the opportunity to guess one of their opponents 2 colors they are playing with. If you guess correctly, you gain points that help you win the game, if you guess incorrectly, you lose points and the opponent gains. Also on each turn you play "cards" that add or subtract from the disc rows that have been played in each hand. Great game! I love the gameplay, the cute (if not strange) cuddly vintage animal graphics, I love the old fashioned iconography and sound. Overall, this is a great game and I give it 10/10 for Puzzle fans. I really can't find anything wrong with this one. Replay value is high since its like a board game (like Dragon Quest wars in that respect.) Perhaps DSiWare has finally found its niche. The Royal Bluff features different modes of play including Tournament/Wireless play, and at $5 (500 U.S. points) it's a steal!

CorbsAdmin

#4

Corbs said:

It's decent, but nothing to get overly excited about. I've played way better card and board games than this. It also tends to get repetitive really fast.

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