Posted by James (admin) on 31st July 2011
Sneaks and Snitches is a very clever game – it’s incredibly simple but delivers a lot of interaction in the form of trying to out think your opponents. During the game, players are all thieves trying to steal gems and items so they can win by scoring the most victory points (VPs).
Each round a number of loot cards (depending upon the number of players) are placed in the centre of the table and each one has a letter next to it. Most loot cards show a number of coloured gems the player that steals it will receive, but they also show items worth VPs and a few other items.
Next, each player secretly picks one of their lettered criminals to be their sneak (thief) and another be a snitch (guard). When all players have picked, all criminals are revealed and placed next to the matching letter – snitches above and sneaks below the loot. Any loot that has a snitch next to it can not be stolen (B, D, F and H in the example picture) and, therefore, any sneaks next to it get nothing. If a single sneak is next to an unguarded loot, i.e. no snitch (E) then that player gets that loot. If multiple sneaks are next to an unguarded loot (C) then they get in each other’s way – the main loot stays where it is but each player takes a bonus card (which shows a single colour gem on it). Read the rest of this entry »