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DOUBLEHEAD KIDS – Doppelkopf for Kids

The game consists of beautiful cards, offers fun for the whole family and makes it easy to learn the german game “Doppelkopf”.

DOUBLEHEAD KIDS – The Tournament Card Game

DOUBLEHEAD is a card game for four (or more persons), which depicts the “Doppelkopf” normal game with cards suitable for children. The game is suitable for players from about 6 years (the numbers from 1 to 20 must be read and recognized independently) and lasts about 30-45 minutes or 60-90 minutes, depending on the chosen winning score. 

The decline of the Skat game is becoming more and more obvious and with it the change of the national character. In the new Germany, Doppelkopf is the trump card.

Newspaper WELT

The “Doppelkopf”-Game is one of the most popular German card games, which finds more and more enthusiastic fans and supporters, who organize themselves in clubs and even in a German umbrella organization (DDV). Doppelkopf even manages to replace the extremely popular game Skat as the favourite card game of the Germans. Doppelkopf probably originated from the game “Schafkopf”, which already had a set of rules since 1895. 

Final prototype (no. 7)

Doppelkopf got its name from the fact that all cards in the game are doubled. DOUBLEHEAD KIDS for 4 players consists of 48 playing cards. The playing cards have differently displayed strengths (shield symbol at the top left), which determine the ranking of the card and silver winning coins, which represent the winning value of a card. Furthermore the cards are assigned to four different family coats of arms (colours): the royal family with the red crown sign (26 cards), the black princely families with cross and spades signs (8 cards each) and the red princely family with the heart sign (6 cards). The royal family’s cards are trumps. In addition to the 48 playing cards, the game contains coin cards to visualize the score.

DOUBLEHEAD KIDS is a party game, i.e. the four players form two teams: the party with the princesses/prince pair and the party without the princesses/prince pair. As a game goal, each team tries to bag more silver winning coins than the opposing team. A total of 240 silver winning coins can be collected in a game round with 12 duels (tricks). The party with at least 121 silver winning coins wins the round and receives victory points in the form of gold coins. Furthermore, additional victory points can be gained through special points.

The special charm

The special attraction of the double-headed game is that at the beginning of a new round the players do not know with whom they are playing. Only when the princess and the prince are laid out bit by bit, the picture becomes clearer for the players and the other players recognize in which team they are playing. Each game round is different and takes place in different player combinations.

It is forbidden to signal to other players whether you are playing together in a team by verbal utterances or sign language. It is very well allowed to send playful signals to your fellow players by tactically laying out cards (e.g. deliberately re-buttering silver winning points into a duel or not). Bluffing is also allowed here, of course, to create confusion.


The Background Story

King Friedrich II invites you to a special tournament at his castle “Sans Soucis” (“without worries”). From there he has already made many positive and peaceful changes for his people. He is also no longer in the mood for the sword-wielding lance-breaking brutal tournament games, where people and horses are sent against each other. He invites you to compete in a special duel with the other knights: a “Doppelkopf” tournament in which brains, team spirit and game tactics decide the winner of the tournament.”