Music... The Card Games! contains a series of games that is sure to engage all types of people, from age 6 and up, from the completely casual non-musical gamer up to the doctorally educated maestros in your life.
6 games are included with each deck, along with suggested "variations on the themes" to customize your experiences for whatever mood you and your friends are in at the time. Try the "Ensemble" games for more interaction with your friends, and the "Diva" games for a faster-paced competitive experience.
Progression (ensemble) can be learned by children in less than five minutes, but you could hone your favorite strategy for the rest of your life. Try it for some casual turn-based fun. If you like Uno but always wish their was an option for more strategy, this is the perfect game for you. Musicians will love the fact that it GENERATES NEW CHORD PROGRESSIONS with each hand that's played!
Collective Improvisation (diva) will help new musicians learn the ever-important intervals of thirds, and will have the musicians playing cards at a fast and competitive pace.
Trial by Triad (diva) is the favorite theory showdown of all musicians. One simple premise: Find triads as fast as possible. This is also great as a solitaire for those new to music.
4'33" (ensemble) is the best way to spend 5 minutes of free time if you aren't feeling competitive. Your team will make a giant crossword using both notes and chord changes, and try to identify a missing mystery card in only 4 minutes and 33 seconds. You WILL need to work together to win. If you think you're really good... try to win without talking. ;-)
7th Heaven (ensemble) is a casually paced game for musicians that uses your favorite seventh chords to make a hybrid between rummy and go fish. This one is also great for more advanced theory students.
Circle of Fists (ensemble) takes your knowledge of music theory to a whole new level. Plan your strategy to collect the most famous chord progression, the circle of fifths. This is a game unlike any other game you've played: the cards are your betting currency and will still dictate your strategy at the same time!
Music... The Card Games! (Single Deck)
The basic deck includes:
- A tuck-box with 60 "Music... the Card Games!" playing cards, with 7 additional "rule cards". (67 in total)
- Rules for the 6 suggested games, and "Variations On the Themes" for those who like to customize their gaming experience.
- Notes on how to use the keyboard diagrams and the "D.S. al fine" card.