Copyrighted in 1961 by J. Wolf of Croydon, England, this rare strategic card game is all about linking suits and matching patterns. The general game consists of the disposing of cards by playing in correct suit (or “link”) order or by “contract” against cards with corresponding “match” markings. Lincard has 49 cards in its deck — the king (“major”) card and 48 suit (“link”) cards, which form four “chain” patterns when played in the correct position. In addition to the original rules, six variations exist. This game requires great concentration and strategy. One to eight players can enjoy Lincard at a time.
Though opened, the box and cards seem brand new, as if the card game has never been played. The only damage is that, with time, the staple that held the rules booklet together has rusted, but the pages of the booklet remain in good condition.
Up for a challenging card game? Something out of the ordinary? Then buy Lincard — it really is a great game!