After some terrific entries into Viewpoint's Twelve Combos of Christmas competition, we have sifted through them and declared the winners for each week and the overall winner; who submitted the best Viewpoint card combination.
The following weekly winners will receive Viewpoint posters.
Week 1 – Double Crossed (Fox Murdoch)
Fox was trying a version of Viewpoint where players didn't draw each turn, only if a card said to. The game ended once all players’ hands were empty, with the player on the highest score at that time winning. He was teaching his sister how to play and she played an Eye Spy (0) on him. In his hand were:
1x Skewed View (5)
2x Cross-eyed (-5)
His sister considered her decision and took one Skewed View and one Cross-eyed. She then passed her turn. Fox played his remaining Cross-eyed on his sister, exchanged his now-empty hand and counted up 60 versus 35, WIN!
Week 2 – The Golden Hand (William Yung)
William sent us a play that, if the player is lucky enough, will win them the game without the opponent ever taking a turn. The cards required are:
4x Hindsight (20)
1x Shadow (-15)
1x See Into the Future (5)
2x Wink (15) (or two other cards that total to 30 or more points)
On the player’s turn, play Shadow and then See Into the Future.
Next turn, the player plays Hindsight, targets See Into the Future and plays See Into the Future again.
The player repeats this play for the following four turns and by now the following cards are in his Field of View – 1x Shadow, 4x Hindsight and 1x See Into the Future = 70 points.
The player then plays Wink twice to reach a score of 100 points to win the game.
Week 3 – Coming from Behind (Steve Mayer)
Steve told us of a game that he played on Christmas day with his family where he was completely down and out and only had one left in his hand – Insight (10). All other players had fairly healthy hand sizes and there were no cards left in the Draw Pile. He played his Insight on his Dad, who had a full hand of cards, and stole All-Seeing Eye (10) to give him a chance to take any card back from the Discard Pile. On his next turn he returned a Cross-eyed (-5) from the Discard Pile and played it on the following turn to steal his brother’s entire hand. From there he was able to win the game.
Week 4 – The Ol’ Switcheroo (Rob Williamson)
Rob came up with an almost impossible but very funny combination that could take your score from -35 points to +120 points in one turn. You must have the following cards in play:
1x Shadow (-15)
1x Visionary (-10)
2x Cross-eyed (-5)
2x Mirror Image (0) – copying Shadow
Your opponents must have 4x Hindsight (20) in play and you must have 4x Peripheral Vision (10) in your Hand.
On your turn, play each of the Peripheral Visions to swap the following cards in order with your opponents’ Hindsights – Cross-eyed, Cross-eyed, Visionary and Shadow.
Overall Winner – Coming from Behind (Steve Mayer)
We liked Steve’s underdog story so much that we couldn’t go past it to give him the grand prize of $150. Well done Steve!
Viewpoint is a fun-packed and easy to learn card game for 2 or more players aged 7 and up. Be the first player to reach 100 points by looking into the future, spying on other players and blindsiding your buddies!
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