We are delighted today to brighten this winter season with a very colorful game! Red7, a game from designers Carl Chudyk and Chris Cieslik, published by Asmadi Games, is now available online on Board Game Arena!
Play it now!
The rule of Red is really easy: if you have the best card, you win! But this is just one of the 7 available rules (one for each color in the game) that can apply to the numbers and colors of the cards in play, and in Red7 you get to choose the rule that's applicable at the end of your turn. So you may be unable to win with the current rule, but completely turn the tables by changing the rule to get to a very strong position!
On each turn, you may play one card face up before you to create your "Palette". Then, if you are not winning with the currently applicable rule, you have to discard one card to the "Canvas" to change the rule in your favor, so that you are winning at the end of your turn. Otherwise, you're out for this round!
Red7 is a nice mix of skill and luck, in the range of poker. There is definitely skill in evaluating your hand to play it in the best possible way, but the newer players still have a chance if they get lucky either with the draw or with their insight into the play. The "advanced draw" and "actions" variants (both enabled by default) also bring some extra strategical edge by allowing you to get some more cards along the way or to optimize your Palette (or your opponent's).
In just a few words, this game is simple, fast, and good! We are pretty sure that if you try it, you'll get addicted quickly!
A lot of thanks to Asmadi Games for allowing us to have Red7 online on BGA (this is the third game of Asmadi Games avalaible on BGA after Innovation and Penny Press), to Chris Cieslik (AngelKurisu) for helping us to playtest, and to the two developers Dosychev and MrTerriFy who teamed up to develop this game on BGA studio!
Have a good colorful fun!