What It Is
What It Is
Tripolo is a fast-paced matching card game. Each of the 64 cards has an animal, letter, and color. Deal the cards out in a nine-card grid with three cards in each row. The remaining cards are divided up among players. Each player then picks up four cards from their deck. (You can only have four cards in your hand at a time.) On their turns, players must match and make three in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) by animal, letter, or color. Look for places in the grid to play your cards so that you make three in a row, and quickly lay them down, remembering to pick up a new card from your deck for each card you play. The player who gets rid of all his cards first and shouts "Tripolo" wins. The game is for two to four players.
Why It’s Fun
Because this game has no scoring, no turn-taking, and no waiting, it's an easy and fast-paced game for all ages. Players must stay alert for places to play their cards and then act fast before someone else takes that spot.
Who It’s For
Tripolo is for ages 6 and up.
What to Be Aware of
Many game publishers are putting out games with no turns right now. While this adds to the fast-paced nature of the game, that may be frustrating to some children.