MY NAME IS TARZAN
Card game for 2-4+ players.
My name is Tarzan, (Title)
I have great (Attribute)
And am skilled at (Ability)
I like to wrestle (Animal)
Me and my friend (Ally)
Journeyed to (Locale)
Where with (Object)
We executed a daring (Action)
And defeated the (Foe)
Have the most cards in your victory pile when 5 Tarzantras have been completed.
Players share a Common Deck.
The Deck has 9 Suites: Title, Attribute, Ability, Animal,
Ally, Locale, Object, Action, and Foe.
Shuffle the Deck.
The player who is the most built is the first Leader.
The leader deals each player 5 random cards.
Next, spread the remaining cards out over the middle of the table face down.
In a sing-song fashion the leader says the first line of the Tarzantra.
Play proceeds (clockwise) to the left.
The first player to his left gets to play a Title card from his hand if he has one.
If he does, the he keeps the card face up in front of him in his personal
Victory pile and he draws a face down card and puts it into his hand.
(He must also say the name of the card to complete the line of the poem)
If he does not have a Title card, he must look at one face down card on the table.
He may keep it, or leave it and put a different face down card into his hand.
If he had to draw a card, the next player to his left (this could be the dealer) gets a
Chance to play a Title card to complete the line.
This continues until someone plays a Title card. Once someone does, the
Leader speaks the second line of the Tarzantra. The player who played the
Title card gets the first chance to finish the second line with an Attribute card.
This continues line by line, until the full Tarzantra is completed.
When the Tarzantra is complete, the player to the Leader’s right becomes the new Leader.
The game ends when 5 Tarzantras have been completed.
(Or 3 for a short game, or 7 for a long game)
The player with the most Victory cards at the end of the game wins.
The Winner must let out a Loud chest-beating Tarzan style Cry.
Lord of the Jungle
King of the Apes
Lord of Greystoke
Speaking to Animals
Jad-Bal-Ja the Lion
Sheeta the Panther
Nkima the Monkey
Cheeta the Chimp
Tantor the Elephant
Teeka and Taug
Korak the Killer
The Forbidden Valley
A Lost Civilization
The Deepest Darkest Jungle
The Sahara Desert
A Coastal Outpost
My trusty Knife
A River Boat
My rock hard Muscles
A Fierce Vengeance
A Heroic Effort
My Wounded Leg
A Clever Ploy
A Rope made of Vines
Warriors of the Lost Tribe
Ape King Kerchak
Primitive Beast Men