Murphy’s wife has flown away. The bank repossessed his nest and a magpie stole his last few coins. It never rains but it pours. And why should your luck be any different when you play Pechvogel?
What’s in the box?
- One game board
- 13 frustration counters
- 15 score markers
- Seven dice
- One murphy counter
How to play:
At the start of your turn, throw the seven dice. After the first throw, put all dice of one rolled number onto the board. This number is your target, you must try to collect four of them this turn.
You can’t choose another target this turn.
After each roll you also have to put all ravens you throw onto the board. You need to avoid collecting three or more of these!
Continue throwing the remaining dice till there are four of your target or three ravens on the board.
As soon as there are at least four of your target or at least three ravens on the board, stop throwing – unless somebody uses a frustration. If you’ve collected four of your target, take a score marker showing that number.
You can either take it from the middle of the table or (if possible) steal it from an opponent. If you steal it, return a score marker of your choice from the middle of the table to the game box.
If you’ve collected three ravens, take all frustrations from the board, or if there are none there, take one from the supply instead.
If there are both four of your target and three ravens on the board, do both: take a corresponding score marker, along with all frustrations from the board or a frustration from the supply.
The game ends when there are no more score markers in the middle of the table. Most points wins!