Gussy Gorillas are a peculiar group of primates that strive to keep each other gussied up and well-groomed.
Blindly negotiate using the prized goods embedded in your primate fur.
Through social grooming, these apes remove dirt, insects, and debris from the difficult-to-reach and difficult-to-see places of each other’s fur. Reciprocation is expected and awarded in this kind of monkey business! The player who acquires the most diverse and exotic collection of groomed goods will earn the respect of their fellow primates and be awarded the golden banana of victory.
In Gussy Gorillas, players start out with a personal deck of face-down cards. Without looking at the card(s) in their hand, players simultaneously trade or keep their hand, one or two cards at a time, to form a personal collection. Once all cards have been traded or kept, players tally their collections and the highest score wins — but pairs can cancel out and special cards are not always helpful, so trade carefully!
Similar to the popular game Hanabi, in Gussy Gorillas players hold their cards facing away from themselves...but instead of being a co-operative memory game, this is a competitive negotiation and bluffing game. Things get even more interesting once players realize that every card can either be very good or very bad for one's collection, depending on the context. You'll have to convince your opponents to keep bad cards for themselves and give great cards to you if you want to swing away with the win...
Why You’ll Love It
Real-Time Negotiation With a Twist
Experience what it’s like to make offerings to other players and not see what you are offering. All you’ll know is what your opponents are offering and how badly they want your own card. The pressure is on for you to convince your opponents to give you their best offerings rather than trade them away to another or keep them for their own collection.
The joy of trading is boiled down to its pure essence in these fast 5-minute rounds of play. Attempt to read your opponents’ intentions while bluffing with your own as you convince others to trade you their best cards and trick them into keeping their worst ones.
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