Chinkway / FÜNF

Got my latest issue of Counter magazine last week, and there was a nice article by Derek Carver about a trick taking card game he designed. What made the article interesting was the narrative about how the game has evolved (primarily due to publisher guidance and pressure). The game started as FÜNF, then became Chinkway (a play on the Italian Cinque), and now is published by daVinci as Farfalia. The rules look very interesting and should be worth a play - you can find the rules for the 5-player-only game Chinkway at Pagat.