Did you enjoy playing a lot of memory games in your childhood? Then allow me to introduce you to the colourful Barakka: a fun and quick card game based on memory!
Designer: Péter Szöllősi
Artist: Feyér Ákos
In Barakka, the goal is to collect sequential numbers of each type of card, while avoiding duplicates.
The rules are pretty simple: on your turn, you pick a card from the draw pile or the top card from one of the 2 discard piles, and place it in front of you, either to start or to continue a sequence in that colour. If you don’t want to keep the card, you place it onto one of the discard piles.
Sounds too easy? Well, the challenging part is, once you start continuing sequences, you have to place your cards in such a way that it will cover the numbers you already have, and you aren’t allowed to check what is under for the rest of the game. And, since you have sequences in 5 different colours, it may get pretty hard to remember which cards you already have.
At the end of the game players receive points, based on the number of cards they have in each sequence, with a maximum of 10 points for a complete sequence (1-2-3-4-5). If a number is missing, you’ll only score points up to the missing number. There are also cards with a * that you can use as a wild, and at the end of the game, you receive points for them equal to the number they replace in your sequence.
For each sequence of 5 cards you also receive a Barakka tile, with at the end of the game, each tile being worth points equal to the number you managed to collect of those.
In the end, the player who has the best memory skills will be the winner!