Friday, November 19, 2021

 Where to Buy Wizard Camelot in ONTARIO and QUEBEC

1. "Toy Soup"
Toy Soup, 1376 King Street North, St Jacobs, ON    Tel: 519-664-0268
www.toysoup.ca

2. "IMAGINAIRE"
Several locations in Quebec     https://imaginaire.com/en/

3. F.G. Bradley's
(a) Fairview Mall. 1800 Sheppard Ave.East North York, ON    Tel. 416-494-0094
(b) 192 NorthQueen St. Etobicoke, ON    Tel 416-622-7084
(c) 419 King Street West,  Oshawa, ON   Tel. 905-404-2233[/color][/size]

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021

Two Rule Changes for WIZARD CAMELOT

 "Wizard Camelot" has been well-received. Nevertheless, some players feel that the simplicity of the original version has given way to complexity. Consequently, the following two changes are being made.

1. Uneven Bids
The rules state: “When more than four cards are dealt to each player, the total number of tricks bid may not equal the total number of tricks available unless the last bidder does so by biding zero.”
The ‘Excalibur’ card eliminates the need for this rule because it is dealt in most hands with 5 or more cards. For example, in the final hand in a six-player game there are only 14 tricks because of the ‘Excalibur’ card.
Ergo:  This rule is being eliminated
2. Bonus Points for Winning the ‘Holy Grail’ card.
The rules state: “However, the player who wins the trick containing the Holy Grail is awarded an extra 20 points on the condition that the player also makes his/her bid.
* To assist the scoring, the trick containing the Holy Grail should be identified by placing the Holy Grail on the top of the trick. This enables the scorekeeper to easily identify the player who is to be awarded 20 extra points if he/she also makes a correct bid.”
Ergo: This rule is being eliminated

The elimination of these two rules reduces the complexity without any loss of gameplay and strategy.
A player who plays the Holy Grail Even and makes his/her bid continues to receive the 20 bonus points.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

 

Ken Fisher

T-shirt from Spanish Club

Saturday, October 2, 2021

 INNING TRICKS & SAMPLE PLAY

e. by playing the Holy Grail card from an Even Player Position

e.g. 4 ♦, A ♦, Wizard, Holy Grail. The Wizard wins because the Holy Grail cards is played from an Even Player Position (position 4).

 

This is wrong and should read:

INNING TRICKS & SAMPLE PLAY

e. by playing the Holy Grail card from an Even Player Position

e.g. 4 ♦, A ♦, Wizard, Holy Grail. The Holy Grail wins because it is played from an Even Player Position (position 4).

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

AIDS for "Wizard Camelot"

Because the function of the 4 new Special Cards cannot be read when playing the online version the following information is printed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
 Merlin: wizard or jester;   Excalibur: Nullifies trick;    Grail: wins if Even, loses if Odd;   Morgan: only loses to Grail played Even.
When the Merlin card is played either as a Jester or as a Wizard the Wizard or Jester card is displayed with a large "M" on it. This is to inform the other players that the Merlin card has been played.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

ALERT! WARNING! HEADS UP!

"Wizard Camelot" was designed for live play, not online play. When playing live it will take some time to get used to all the new strageties that are afforded by the new cards. (Play of "Wizard Camelot" will separate the "best players" from the "very best players".)
Online players will find Wizard Camelot frustrating because: 1. It is hard to see what the 4 new cards are because the indices markers in the top left corner are not very clear when lined up on the screen. (Unlike when you hold the cards in your hand.) 2. It is difficult to remember what the 4 new special cards do, especially when they do not always do the same thing, and there is a time limit for you to decide. In live play the powers of the 4 new cards are written on the card itself and there is no time limit on deciding what to do.