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Lost Cities

Lost Cities
2024 Game Schedule

Games Point Leader Board


Lost Cities

Martin Houghton (40 points)
Doug Galullo (32 points)
Jean Younkin (30 points)
Josh Lowe (25 points)
Donte Saccenti (24 points)
Andrew Dzikiewicz (23 points)
Alex Gregorio (20 points)
Arthur Field (20 points)
Bill Crenshaw (20 points)
Debbie Gutermuth (20 points)
Deny McBee (20 points)
Donna Balkan (20 points)
George Seary (20 points)
Ivan Lawson (20 points)
John Gaebler (20 points)
Kevin Wojtaszczyk (20 points)
Kimberly Foster (20 points)
Rick Young (20 points)
Shiv Chopra (20 points)
Janet Emerson (19 points)
Toby Emerson (17 points)
Antony Saccenti (15 points)
Jeff Miller (15 points)
Jim Smith (15 points)
Sara Palton (15 points)
Paul Smith (12 points)
Laura Miller (10 points)
Victor Rogers (10 points)
Ben Emerson (9 points)
Bruce Glassco (9 points)
Kerry Codoley (9 points)
Charles Hickok (8 points)
Christopher Gnech (8 points)
Alec Pixton (8 points)
Andrew Jameson (6 points)
Randy Sands (6 points)
James Thompson (5 points)
Yoni Weiss (5 points)
Jim Feight (4 points)
Mary Ellen Powers (4 points)
Holiday Saccenti (3 points)
Jennifer Deshaies (3 points)
Richard Irving (3 points)

Description: Lost Cities is a card game in the Kosmos two-player series. The game consists of a single deck of cards of rank 2–10 in 5 different colors with 3 special "handshakes" ("HS" in scoring examples below) in each suit. There is also a board which functions only to hold and organize discarded cards and is largely superfluous. Games last around 15 minutes. This is generally considered a good "couples" game and is often recommended for people with non-gamer partners. The object the game is to gain points by mounting profitable archaeological expeditions to the different sites represented by the 5 colors. On a player's turn they must always first play one card, either to an expedition or by discarding it to the appropriate discard pile, and then draw one card. There is a separate discard pile for each color and a player may draw the top card of any discard pile or the top card of the deck. Cards played to expeditions must be in ascending order but they need not be consecutive. Handshakes are considered lower than a 2 and represent investments in an expedition. Thus, if you play a red 4, you may play any other red card higher than a 4 on a future turn but may no longer play a handshake, the 2, or the 3.
Duration: 1 hrs

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