Celebrate gift giving and the spirit of Christmas with 12 Days, a lovingly illustrated card game by renowned artist Echo Chernik. 12 Days is an experience the whole family can enjoy! Inspired by the iconic Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and designed by James Ernest and Mike Selinker, 12 Days is ingrained with familiar play patterns of traditional card games; 12 Days feels like a true holiday classic. Bring joy and good cheer home to your family with 12 Days!
Players are dealt 12 cards each from the Gift deck, which consists of 80 cards: one partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, and so on up to twelve drummers drumming, plus one card each for Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
The Holiday deck, representing the 12 days of Christmas and consisting of 12 cards valued 1-12, is placed in the middle of the table. Each round, players attempt to win a new card from the Holiday deck. In a round, players:
1. Gift a card to the player on their left;
2. Play a card from their hand;
3. Try to win the round with the lowest valued card;
4. Draw a new card to refill their hand.
After twelve rounds, players score points for each Holiday card they've collected. Plus, whoever holds the most Gift cards of any one particular value scores points’ equal to the value of that card. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins!
Time: 15 Min.