Wizard is a card game invented by Ken Fisher of Toronto, Ontario in 1984. Wizard cards were first printed in June of 1986. A Wizard deck consists of 60 cards: a regular set of 52 playing cards, 4 Wizards and 4 Jesters. The Jesters have the lowest value, then the 2 up to ace, with Wizards highest in value. The game is licensed in Canada, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Italy. Wizard is a tricktaking game for 3 to 6 players. It is derived from Oh Hell and bears some resemblance to it. The game is played in a number of rounds from 10 to 20, depending on the number of players. One card is dealt to each player on the first round, two cards on the second, and so on. Players bid the number of tricks they think they will win. Make the exact number of tricks bid and you win points; too many or too few tricks and you lose points. The Wizard and Jester cards add a wild element to the strategy. Wizard is pure fun, challenging, baffling and simply habit forming.
For 3-6 players, ages 10+.