Chimera & More
Designers: Ralph H. Anderson
Artists: Douglas Hettrick
Publishers: Eagle-Gryphon Games
If you are keen on traditional Chinese climbing and shedding card games, such as Tichu, the Great Dalmuti or Big Two, then Chimera & More must draw your attention. This is a card game that can be played by 3 or 5 players.
In shedding card games, you must be the first player to get rid of their cards in order to score points, while in climbing card games, you have to play the same combination that has already been played, but higher in value. Chimera & More allows you to play many different combinations while trying to get rid of your cards first. In Chimera for 3 players, in each hand one player bids to be Chimera, while the other two players play as the Chimera Hunter against the single player. Players score points for each hand of play and the player who reaches 400 points wins the game.
The same goes for Chimera for 5 players, but with more cards and rules. The player who bids to be Chimera, chooses another player to team up and the other three players try to defeat them playing as the Chimera Hunters.