Relationship Tightrope

Relationship Tightrope

This game is a relative of the Raj/Hols der Geier family of games, the german title means Tightrope. Each turn, a number of red and blue sticks are up for grabs. The highest card played will take the blue sticks and the lowest card will take the red sticks. The trick is that a red stick cancels a blue stick (that is, a well balanced tighrope walker), and the goal is to score as few points as possible. However, there are two different ways of playing the game, depending on how players wish to play: strategic or otherwise. The basic game has players simultaneously playing cards (ala Raj), whereas the strategic version plays like a trick-taking game with players selecting a card sequentially.

Drahtseilakt, the original German edition, was published by ASS (Altenburger und Stralsunder Spielkarten-Fabriken) in 1999.
Relationship Tightrope edition by Überplay was published in 2004 with a different and polemic art.

BoardGameGeek Info

Publisher
Überplay
Published in
1999
My Rating
7.5
BGG Rating
5.80
BGG Rank
3295
Players
3-5
Ages
8+
Duration
0:30
Complexity
1.3433 / 5
Acquired
September 2005
Eager to Play
No
Plays
7
Last Played
September 16, 2005
Time Spent
2:00

This is a fast, fun game of some basic math. It can be played strategically, or as a light game of chance. Each round you play a card. "Points" (in the form of colored sticks) are awarded to the highest card and lowest card played. The two different colored sticks cancel each other out (-1 vs +1). At the end of the game the person who has the lowest absolute value wins.

Seven plays

  • September 16, 2005
  • September 10, 2005 x2
  • September 04, 2005 x2
  • September 03, 2005 x2