Chalice: the card game


The goal of the game? Don't die.

In this fast-paced card game of death, destiny, and deception, players compete for the kingdom in a classic battle of wits.

Careful, though! Drink Wine to expand your lead, drink Water to keep your cards, but drink Poison and you'll lose half your hand!

Who will live long enough to be crowned the king?


Rules


Requirements
  • 3-6 players
  • 1 smartphone/computer each
  • 30-60 minutes
Setup
  • One player creates a game using the new button.
  • All other players join using the 4-letter gamecode and the join button.
  • Each player can edit their name.
  • Every round, each player will be given a secret Cup and 4 Actions.
Gameplay
  • On your turn, you must either play & discard an Action or drink your Cup.
  • The round ends after all players drink their Cup.
  • Then a new round begins - only this time, whoever drank the Royal Wine will distribute the Cups!
Ending
  • 3 players: a player has 12+ Actions
  • 4 players: a player has 10+ Actions
  • 5 players: a player has 9+ Actions
  • 6 players: a player has 8+ Actions



Cards


Cups
  • Arsenic, Cyanide, Hemlock, Nightshade: Discard half of your Actions (rounded down)
  • Water: Keep your Actions
  • Wine, Royal Wine: Draw 2 Actions
Actions
  • Immunity: Become immune to a particular Poison, so it resolves as Water
  • Miracle: Turn Water into Wine
  • Look: Look at all opponents' Cups
  • Switch (Left, Right, Clockwise, Counterclockwise, Any): Look at an opponent Cup and decide if you want to switch for it
  • Drink up!: Make an opponent drink their Cup
  • Drink all!: Make all players drink their Cups
  • Steal: Take an opponent at an opponent Action, or an Immunity or Miracle from the table
  • Redistribute: Move all active Cups to the table and distribute 1 to each active player



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Code


This application is powered by nodeJS and mongoDB, written in 100% raw javascript.

See the latest updates on Github.