4 Minuten

... SO, get a move on!


Cooperative Mau Mau with a time limit - in 4 minutes, 95 cards need to be played into the middle, comprising 2x the numbers 1-7 in five colors plus 25 special cards - left-over cards score penalty points.

You are dealt four cards and set them out face-down in a row. Then al players simultaneously reveal their row of four cards. Then, in turn, you must play a card on one of two discard piles and draw a card, up to maximum four cards. Cards are placed corresponding to color or number of the previous card; as an alternative, you play any special card at any time, special cards comprise Its your turn, Change of direction, Draw two cards, Stack is closed or Color change. If you cannot play a card or do not want to play a card, you set your display of cards aside and draw a new one.

When all cards have been played within 4 minutes, the round ends with zero penalty points. When, however, the timer has run down and there are cards left, cards in the draw pile and in displays of players score one penalty point per card; cards in set-aside displays score two penalty points each. After three such rounds, you check your achievement against the list in the rules.

Cooperative Mau Mau within a given time limit is definitely a cute, witty and unusual variant; you now the cards of all other players and should of course try to play in a way that the next player is able to play a card too. Planning is helpful, as you must also play the negative special cards like Stack closed, and there is no single scoring for you to win, the score is for all players - the fewer points the better all of you have played.


Players: 2-6

Age: 8+

Time: 15+

Designer: Joachim Reif

Artist: Oliver Freudenreich

Price: ca. 10 Euro

Publisher: moses. Verlag 2019


Genre: Shedding cards, time limit

Users: For families

Version: de

Rules: de

In-game text: no



Cute version

Music as timer available via QR Code

Planning ahead a bit is possible and necessary


Compares to:

Mau Mau and other card shedding games


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 2

Tactic (turquoise): 2

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 3

Interaction (brown): 3

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0