The game of building and solving riddles

On an archaeological expedition, you discover the ancient tome of riddles that you had long been searching for—sadly, its pages are torn to shreds beyond hope of reassembly. Your hopes dashed, you decide to raise your spirits by using the fragments of riddles that remain to hold a contest of wits and riddle-making with your friends at the local tavern…

As players lay down cards, a single riddle slowly gets more and more complicated. You must decide whether to add more to the riddle or to challenge someone to answer it.
You can choose some of the riddle’s clues, but don’t get caught without an answer!

RiddleCraft made its debut in the 2014 Board Game Geek Card Game Design Contest. It won 1st place in the large card game category (55+ cards), as well as 2nd place in the Most Creative and Voter's Choice categories.

Fan-made translations of the cards are available to download for free from the publisher's website. Available languages (other than English) are German, Spanish, French, Polish, and Chinese.

If you want to save a bit of cash and use your own scoring tokens, see the cards-only version of this game:
RiddleCraft (Cards Only) [www.thegamecrafter.com]


Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 125 cards)
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NOTE: This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.



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Cool Factors

  • Lateral thinking
  • Bluffing
  • Press-your-luck


DesignerBoard Gourd Games
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Publish DateAugust 20, 2015
DepartmentCard Games
AudienceCasual Gamer
Primary MechanicPuzzles
More InfoRiddleCraft web site

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