Life isn't fair... why should a game be?
Players take their places in the pecking order from Greater Peon to Greater Dalmuti, and try to ditch the cards in their hands. From this simple concept comes an ingenious game by Richard Garfield.
What (or who) is the Great Dalmuti?
Easy to learn and quick to play, the Great Dalmuti is a social card game based on the premise that life isn't fair.
The colorfully illustrated card deck consists of 80 cards: 12 twelves, 11 elevens, 10 tens, and so on, down to one Great Dalmuti card, as well as two Jesters. The faster you get rid of the cards in your hand, the higher your social class will be in the following hand, and having a higher social standing has definite advantages in the game.
Watch out—the last player to run out of cards has to be the Greater Peon, the lowest rank of all, who has to shuffle, deal, and collect the cards, as well as tend to the needs of the Greater Dalmuti!
The Great Dalmuti is perfect for family or group entertainment and can be played by anyone over eight years old. The Great Dalmuti was designed by Richard Garfield, creator of the hit fantasy card game Magic: The Gathering.