by Bellwether Games

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UPC: 0748252254368
Manufacturer: Bellwether Games
Publication date: 06/16/2017
Age Range: 8 Years

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Antidote 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Hermtown More than 1 year ago
Antidote is a really fun game! It is a game of adaptable strategy and player interaction that truly makes each game intriguing and interesting to play, whether children, adults, or both. Game Summary: The game is made up of a deck of cards in "suits" represented by different scientific formulas, which you have apparently been studying in the lab. Each suit as an "X" card and several number cards (differing depending on the number of players). Before the game, one "X" card is secretly removed. This card represents the vial that broke in the lab, and the number cards of that formula represent the antidote. Your goal is to be left with a single card of the antidote at the end of the game. Each player is dealt a hand of cards, including number cards and the leftover "X" cards. The players choose from actions that slowly reveal their cards to other players while slowly decreasing hand size, until players are finally left with one card in hand, having likely seen enough to deduce the antidote, but often not enough to know for sure . A player would have a truly perfect game if they were able to deduce the antidote AND keep an antidote card as their final card. Strategy: One of the neat things about this game is that the level of strategy is totally dependent on what the players want to do. Some players will consistently try to pass or trade cards, but other players may not offer helpful cards in return. Some players will hold an "X" card in their hand until the end of the game so nobody can see it but them, while others try to get it out of play as soon as possible (but leaving it vulnerable to the sneaky syringe cards). Some players are relatively free with information, while others keep as much to themselves as possible. A skilled player will know how much to share without sharing too much! A skilled player will also deduce what other players know even when seemingly useless cards are traded. Verdict: As I mentioned above, Antidote turns out to be a really fun game. And is that what playing games is all about? The game is good with any number from 3 to 7 (I haven't tried the 2 player variant), and it doesn't take any longer to play when more players are added. The game's strategy is what you make of it, and as the hands come down to 2 or 3 cards, the action becomes very tense and exciting. Although I'm not very good at it, I still have had fun every game I've played. As a short filler-type game, or as a party game with friends, I say Antidote would be a worthwhile addition to any collection.
BradMcGuffey More than 1 year ago
Love this game. Simple enough that my 10 and 8 year old boys have played with us, but it is still tons of fun for the adults. Think of it like a more involved game of mafia with cards. This game is tons of fun and lots of replay ability. Get yourself a copy and enjoy some family or friend game nights.