“Der Fuchs im Wald” (“The Fox in the Forest”) is a storybook trick-taking game for two players that has several interesting hooks. The winner of a round isn’t always the player who takes the most tricks: like in a fairytale excessive greed is punished harshly. Also some card values bring special abilities into play, so you can for instance manipulate the trump suit for this round or force your opponent to play certain cards. The player who can make best use of the fox, woodcutter or monarch’s special talents and recognise how to best play the cards in their hand will be able to turn the tables to their favour. Is a two-player trick-taking game a contradiction in terms? “Der Fuchs im Wald” is convincing proof for the exact opposite.