by Adam Porter

3-5 players

Thrown is a trick-taking game with a new way to play into a trick, namely by using dice!


The colors of the dice represent the suits. The lead player rolls 1-3 dice of a color (the suit), then the other players try to roll in-suit to get the highest value on the table. If you do not have the right suit, then you can roll for trump; rolling a natural 6 on one of your dice in an off-suit will beat the highest value in-suit.


Winning a trick gives you gold. The game ends following a number of rounds played equal to the number of players, at which time whoever has the most gold wins.




But wait, there are cards in the game, too! These cards give special abilities which are paid for, or activated with, dice of particular colors. Some of the effects include flipping your dice or an opponent's dice to their opposite sides, removing dice, re-rolling dice, and automatically winning with a particular roll!



Meeple Gamers review 

"It is light enough to enjoy a conversation while playing but tactical enough to bring out some fantastic ‘ah-ha’ moments on your opponents."


Heather Swanson - Meeple Gamers

What is a trick-taking game?

Thrown is a trick taking game. In this video Adam looks at trick taking games and discusses what they're all about.


Adam also gives plenty of examples of his favourite trick-taking games!

Push your luck games

In this video, Adam discusses the different ways "push your luck" mechanisms have been used in board games. 


Pushing your luck is a major part of Thrown's gameplay.

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Adam Porter

Game Designer

Wales, UK

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