Karma Mini Rounds
MFG: Set Enterprises
#of Players: 2 – 4
Age Range: 8+
Overall Construction: Mini Rounds are card decks the size and shape of an Eisenhower half dollar. 5 of the cards are advertisement cards. The other 40 cards are just like the cards in a regular Karma deck except small and round. I will say due to their size and shape they can be a little difficult to shuffle. It is worth it though.
The rulebook is an 8 segment accordion fold book the same shape and size as the cards. Despite its size it is easy to read. It explains the gameplay, including the special cards, and it even covers some errata.
The game comes in a tin with a pop lid. Sorry, but that is the only thing I can think to call it. Think of the lid to this tin like the tamper sealed lids. If you want to open the tin, push on the center of the lid. If you want to seal it squeeze the sides in. If you get bored you can make music with the lid that will annoy anyone within earshot.
Warning: the one flaw or issue I found. I put the tin in my pocket. Somehow the center of the ld was pushed and so when I took the tin out of my pocket it separated and the cards fell out all over. If you don’t carry it in your pocket, it shouldn’t be a problem. These would have been perfect if they had a screw on lid. I really dislike this design.
Gameplay: This section copied from SET Enterprises website. I’m going to go into detail about the game itself. For me, this review is more about the Mini Tin style of game.
The goal is to get rid of all your cards. KARMA is an elimination game where everyone wins – except for the last player holding cards. Each turn play a card of equal or higher number to avoid picking up the entire discard pile. Move through your cards faster by playing doubles. There are four different KARMA CARDS in the deck. KARMA CARDS can get you out of a jam, but be careful because in this game, What Goes Around…Comes Around!
Yes/No Recommend: I like how super portable it is, but I think I would prefer to have the full size deck. The Mini Rounds are a great idea, especially if you want a version that takes up very little room wherever you are going to play. I also feel that they are a great show piece. I wouldn’t mind seeing full rounds that were in a tin similar to the ones used for Spot It. For the price it’s just fun to have around. I would even buy every one of them if they came in a different container. I had these come loose and scatter all over the back seat of my car because it was accidentally popped open.
Where To Get It: I received my copy at Origins Game Fair directly from Set Enterprises. I imagine that you will be able to get your local game and hobby store to order one for you. These are fairly new so you may not have seen them anywhere, but for information on this game and other SET Enterprises games please visit their website. http://www.setgame.com/products/games