Kesse Rüben
(Clever Farmers)

Game characteristics

Type: Strategic gambling game
Number of players: 2 - 4 players
Age: 10 years and up
Playing time: 30 minutes
Luck o o o o o Strategy/Tactics
Game rules: English, Dutch


Kesse Rüben is a strategic gambling game. The cropland consists of 16 fields, were farmers can plant their own crops. However, before a crop can be planted, first another farmer should be challenged, and bet an unknown number of crops. The winner of the gambling duel can perform a number of actions, like moving to another field, planting an own crop, or removing the crop of another farmer. The farmer who ends up with the highest number of crops, wins the game.


The theme of Kesse Rüben is farmers who plant crops. An endless number of different themes is possible however. For example, a variation of the same gambling game is our game Stardust, where starships occupy different galaxies.


The game is finished. A prototype is available.