A guild to discuss climbing games, give an annual award to Tichu for being the best climbing game ever and enjoy the camaraderie of enthusiasts of the genre.
What is a Climbing Game?
A climbing game is a card game where each player must play a card (or cards) to beat the card (or cards) of the previous player. All cards are played into a pile in the middle of the table. If everyone passes, the cards are cleared (sometimes being awarded to whoever played last) and a new round is started (generally by the winner of the previous round). Interestingly, in many climbing games the high card is the Two rather than the Ace.
Note the major distinctions between a climbing game and a trick-taking game: in a trick taking game each player plays exactly one card, but in a climbing game play continues until all pass, and you can only play if you "beat" the previous play.
There is a calendar at the bottom of this page with significant dates for the guild. If you know of climbing events, game releases, or other dates, feel free to add them.