6 Nimmt! (Take 6)
Average rating 7.79 BGG average rating 6.93
Last played 20-Dec-2016 Players 1 - 1
Total plays 26 Designer Wolfgang Kramer
Weight 1 Year 1994
Playing Time 45 mins BGG Entry BoardGameGeek

Player # plays # wins Average rating Last played
Abi 1 0 7.00 21-Dec-2004
Andy 17 1 7.53 11-Sep-2010
Anne 9 1 8.33 20-Dec-2016
Boog 18 5 8.06 20-Dec-2016
Chrissy 1 0 8.00 11-Sep-2010
Frank 3 0 8.00 11-Sep-2010
Gloria 3 0 8.00 20-Dec-2016
Joe 2 0 8.00 18-Dec-2012
Kev 1 0 7.00 2-Apr-2002
Oggie 21 4 8.10 20-Dec-2016
Paul 26 6 7.54 20-Dec-2016
Steve 18 4 7.83 20-Dec-2016
Susan 1 1 8.00 2-Apr-2002
Tel 25 7 7.56 20-Dec-2016

In 6 nimmt!, a.k.a. Category 5 and many other names, you want to score as few points as possible.

To play the game, you shuffle the 104 number cards, lay out four cards face-up to start the four rows, then deal ten cards to each player. Each turn, players simultaneously choose and reveal a card from their hand, then add the cards to the rows, with cards being placed in ascending order based on their number; specifically, each card is placed in the row that ends with the highest number that's below the card's number. When the sixth card is placed in a row, the owner of that card claims the other five cards and the sixth card becomes the first card in a new row.

In addition to a number from 1 to 104, each card has a point value. After finishing ten rounds, players tally their score and see whether the game ends. (Category 5 ends when a player has a score greater than 74, for example, while 6 nimmt! ends when someone tops 66.) When this happens, the player with the fewest points wins!

6 nimmt! works with 2-10 players, and the dynamics of gameplay change the more players that you have. One variant for the game has you use 34 cards, 44 cards, 54 cards, etc. (instead of all 104 cards) when you have three, four, five, etc. number of players. This change allows you to know which cards are in play, thereby allowing you to track which cards have been played and (theoretically) make better choices as to which card to play when.

Don't forget rule 2!!