Halt mal kurz

Das Känguru Spiel


A card game by singer and satirist Marc-Uwe Kling, based on his Känguru trilogy. You need to annoy your fellow players as efficiently as possible. You hold stress cards, marked as funny or unfunny, and carrying a kangaroo, penguin or street artist symbol. In your turn, you discard a card that corresponds in symbol or category to the top card on the discard pile and then you implement the action of the card. Funny actions are: Halt mal kurz - you hand half of your cards to another player; Vollversammlung - all debate and vote who must give a card to whom; Schnick-Schnack-Schnuck and Gruppen-Schnick-Schnack-Schnuck - you play against one player or against all other players and receive a card from each winner against you; Ach Mein, Dein - you swap cards with another player;  Der Kommunismus - you collect, shuffle and re-deal all cards from all players; this actions also ends the Police action; Not-do-do-Liste - you discard the card or play it as a reaction on a card to avoid the action of the card. Unfunny actions are NaZi - if you see the Symbol on the NachZieh-Stapel, that is, the draw pile, you hit it, the last one to do this, draws a card; Polizei - one player must reveal his hand cards and play openly from now on. Kapitalismus - whoever holds most cards in hand, must draw two more cards. Whoever is out of cards first, wins the game, but you must always implement the action of the card just placed, even if this was your last card.

Handing cards around, based on instructions on action cards, and with the Razupaltuff card they even roped a kind of Old Maid - if you like satirical Rock-Paper-Scissors, you will have fun.


Players: 3-5

Age: 8+

Time: 20+

Designer: Marc-Uwe Kling

Artist: Alexander & Roman Klein, Theresa Brandau

Price: ca. 7 Euro

Publisher: Kosmos 2016


Genre: Satire, card shedding

Users: With friends

Version: de

Rules: de

In-game text: yes



Mix of standard mechanisms

Mainly for friends of the Känguru stories

Very satirical explanation story


Compares to:

Rock-Paper-Scissors with additional rules


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 1

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 3

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 2