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Contrario, The Small Book

You know CONTRARIO in a box, now it is in a book!

Number of players
From 2 to 12 players
From 14 years
Less than 30 minutes
Roberto Fraga, Matthieu D’Epenoux and Odet L’Homer
Kumkum Noodle
Editions First


In June 2009, FIRST Editions published CONTRARIO - The Book, which presents in the form of a small book 160 Contrario selected among the 3200 of the first and second editions of the famous game in metal box.

Even more fun to take everywhere and an amazing price of 2.95 euros. In the meantime, you can always take a look at the game by going to see the CONTRARIO 1 and CONTRARIO 2 version sheets.

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How did I create the game?

In 1988, with my two friends game creators, Odet L’HOMER and Matthieu D’EPENOUX, we got into the habit of meeting regularly for "Brainstorming communication games" weekends. Matthieu always insisted that we have at least TWO ideas for games per weekend.

CONTRARIO was born thus. At the start we even had a game board with one start and two arrivals. It quickly disappeared, in favor of a game based entirely on cards. We then created several thousand devious phrases and titles. At the time our brains were CONTRARIO formatted and all conversations between friends and family were used. We must of course thank our accomplice, Odet, author of nearly 90% of the hijackings, he remains the soul of the game.

The game was a superb success in its metal case and with its CONTRARIO 2 version, and its sales are increasing with its new bagged edition.