You take the role of one of the lazy and lying hunters who take pride in telling the best stories about giraffes.
The more Gin you drink – the better your stories get.
  • Duration: 45-60 min

  • Participants3-5

  • Language: Danish (not english, sorry)

  • Digital platform: This game will not be playable in digital format.


You take the role of one of the lazy and lying hunters who spend their day at the local pub – the “Prince Henrik’s Inn”. These hunters can’t be bothered to go hunting, and instead enjoy telling stories about giraffes and other tales of hard-to-believe glorious hunts. The more Gin they drink, the better the stories get – up to a certain limit.

When you top your condition-meter, you have drunk too much gin and get a Blackout. To reduce the amount of Blackouts (that give negative points), you can drink a lot of coffee to compensate. Coffee tokens are obtained by collecting story cards. But if you do not get to tell the stories (play the cards) – you will also get negative points.

3-5 players can compete in this game, where the objective is to strike the right balance between drawing cards and coffee tokens, playing cards, drinking Gin and utilizing special ability of your character – all to achieve the most points and win the game.

The game is easy to play, and utilizes mechanisms such as set-collection, variable character power and card/hand management.

Gin and Giraffes is a party-game. With a few tweaks, you can easily play it as a drinking game (for legal-age drinkers only).

About me (designer)

Ever since I was a child, I have loved both playing and designing board games. I enjoy both the large heavy games, as well as lighter board games that provide casual fun and a good laugh.

Since 2017, I have been a volunteer at a free board game café. The purpose behind the cafe is to battle and prevent loneliness for people in Randers. In 2019, I started, together with others, the association Brætspil Randers, where I sit as chairman. In 2020, I arranged a hopefully recurring annual event Gamedays in Randers.

Gin and Giraffes is my first game at Fastaval.

Favorite game are pt. Coimbra, Maracaibo, Clans of Caledonia, Jungle Speed, Ligretto and Magic Maze.