Cockroach Poker

Cockroach Poker box front


A brilliant little game of bluff and reverse set collection. On their turn, players pass cards facedown to another player, saying (for example) "Cockroach". The player receiving the card may

  1. accept the card, saying "yes" or "no". If the receiving player is correct in his assessment, the card goes back to the first player and is laid face up in front of him. If the receiver is wrong, he keeps the card face up in front of himself, or
  2. take a look at the card, then pass it along to another player, either repeating the first name or changing it to another creature. The same rule applies to this new hand-off.

The game is over when a player has no cards to pass on his turn or when a player has four cards of the same critter on the table in front of him. In either case, this player loses and everyone else wins.

Both the bluffing and the gross-out factor make this a favourite with children!

  • 2 to 6 players
  • ages 8 and up
  • 20 minutes


Check out Cockroach Salad, another great game from Drei Magier Spiele!

© Karin Belanger 2016