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Pentaquest is a print & play solo and multiplayer card game with dice rolls, ideal for both pipsqueaks and grognards. It has zero setup, and each game takes 10-20 minutes. The rules are simple and stress-free, the black and white look gives a familiar old school feeling, and each game flows fresh and relaxing...

...if you survive the first rolls, of course.

Roll 5d6 and score dice combinations to beat the cards you are facing.

Each card has the same layout:

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Solo play

Shuffle the deck, then go through five phases:

[ 1 ] Draw cards

and put them face up in front of you until you have 5 cards in the quest zone.

[ 2 ] Roll 5d6

If you obtain a combination of results that matches the dice shown in a card's lower part, you can declare you beat it: you put it in your army zone, since it becomes part of your army. If you can beat more than one card, you decide which one.

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[ 3 ] Free reroll

You can try to get better results rerolling any number of dice at once, keeping the new results.

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[ 4 ] Use army cards

You can use any number of cards from your army to modify your rolled dice, so you can obtain the needed combination. Discard each used card.

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[ 5 ] Check

If you managed to beat a card, you start over form phase [1]. If you didn't, you lose. If you have no cards left in the deck and quest zone, you won. The number of cards in your army is your score.

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Multiplayer

Players take turns clockwise, using the same rules of solo play. If a player can't beat a card on his turn, he must discard an army card before passing the turn to the next player. If he owns no army card, he simply passes the turn. When there are no cards left in the deck and quest zones, compare the number of cards in each player's army: the highest score wins.

The beautiful black and white artworks were drawn by Mariana "Lady of hats" Ruiz Villareal. In her Wikimedia Commons gallery, the artworks are labeled with the license CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication.


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Melvia W August 24, 2022 5:16 am UTC
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Backer here, got a question. I may have over looked it or something but does the file not come with the instructions on how to play the game? Sorry i finally got time to start playing and i noticed that the file only had the cards.
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Lucio G August 30, 2022 8:35 am UTC
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Instructions are in the last three cards ^_^
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Jozef F May 11, 2022 10:41 am UTC
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I backed this game to play with my daughter, to show her how probability and chance works in a game, and I must say, it's great for that.
I'm also here to deliver a message from my daughter - she says this is the best game ever, and we've played quite a few. After checking with her, if this game really is THE best game we have, she confirmned it, and after finishing a game she immediately wanted to start another.
We're also taking this game to a game event in our teahouse, so hopefully more people will enjoy it.
Thanks for a nice quick game I can use to teach my daughter a bit of math while having fun!
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Lucio G May 12, 2022 8:53 am UTC
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I heartfully thank you and your daughter :D
A more rich version of Pentaquest is planned, so I hope you'll follow me on Kickstarter (Nerdura Games) to take a look when it will be ready.
Such feedback is gold for me, thank you again! ^_^
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Brian O April 14, 2022 7:56 pm UTC
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Backer, here. Any chance of getting this as printed cards thru DriveThruCards?
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Lucio G April 14, 2022 8:04 pm UTC
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I didn't look into this possibility yet. If there will be news, I'll let you know :)
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