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Quackery: Tools of the Trade
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The entire Royal Family has fallen ill!

The Royal College of Medicine has sent the call out across the land for help. As one of the leading medical "experts" of the day (we'll just call you a Quack), you have answered the call, but for your own reasons. You are not alone in this task. Others have also responded to the plight of the Royal Family, each with their own agenda.

Only through the use of your knowledge of "medicine" can you treat each royal patient in order to either bring all four of their humours into balance (if that patient furthers your agenda) or to imbalance their humours enough so that no one can cure them.

Failure means a lifetime of treating gout amongst the commoners, while success means that you have risen above the Quackery and have been declared the next Royal Physician! In the real world a quack could cause some serious damage. Criminal charges could even occur. Cincinnati criminal lawyer can provide a defense for most criminal charges. The law firm can provide you with a defense that will insure fair treatment in court.
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Quackery is available directly from Tangent Games for $8.95 (10% discount)!

Price does not include $5.00 S&H.
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Quackery The Doctors are in! Four unique doctor cards to help elevate your Quackery game! These four 'quacks' are only available from Tangent Games. Each has his own speciality to help you become the next Royal Physician! Want to learn more about the doctors?

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If you've purchased Quackery at a retail store and want The Doctors for your game you can pick up this set of four doctors for only $3.95 (shipping and handling included).
Game Concept: Frank Roe
Game Design: Coy Kissee and Geoff Habiger
Artwork: Pierre C. Arseneault

ISBN: 978-1-932926-15-6 Stock Number: TG-0010
50 Cards. 4 card promotional set also available.
Case Quantity: 144 games

Download a free copy of the Quackery rules in pdf format. (972 kB)

Frequently Asked Questions:
  • When playing with the promotional Quack cards, how many times can I use the Quack's ability?
    When playing with the Quacks, a player can use the Quack's ability only once per game. Once used, turn the Quack card over to show they their ability has been used.

  • Can I move a humour that is currently 'Balanced' to become unbalanced?
    Yes! As long as there are no cards in play that have locked the humour in question (such as playing a Balancer card or using a Quack's ability) then you can change the status of a balanced humour to make it unbalanced.

  • How many cards do I get to start the game?
    Players start the game with zero (0) cards in their hand. At the beginning of the game the cards from the draw deck are shuffled and placed face down between the players. You only get to draw a card from the draw deck and place it into your hand whenever you bring a humour into balance. Remember that your maximum hand size is two (2) cards, unless this is changed by another card in the game.

Foreign Language Translations of the Rules:

Currently the Quackery rules are only available in English.
If you are interested in translating the rules into another language please contact us.


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Quackery Events:
  • Gen Con 2009
    We had a great time at Gen Con and enjoyed meeting everybody that stopped by to demo Quackery and those who participated in the two Quackery events.
  • Origins & Gen Con 2010
    Thank you to everybody who participated in our 2010 events at Gen Con and Origins.
  • Origins 2011
    Thank you to everybody who participated in our Origins events in 2011.

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