Bausack is a unique and engaging game that combines elements of strategy, dexterity, and auctioning. Players challenge each other to build precarious structures using a variety of uniquely shaped wooden blocks. The game tests your architectural skills and your ability to make strategic decisions under pressure. Players must balance the risk and reward of accepting or refusing blocks, using 'beans' as currency in auctions to influence decisions. The game ends when a player's structure collapses, leaving the last player standing as the winner.

Gameplay Overview

  • Block Selection and Placement: Players take turns selecting blocks and deciding who should attempt to add them to their structure.
  • Auctions: Utilize beans to bid in auctions, deciding whether to accept a challenging block or pass it to an opponent.
  • Strategy and Dexterity: Carefully place blocks to create a stable structure while strategically forcing opponents to add difficult pieces to their own.

Special Features

  • Diverse Wooden Pieces: The game includes a wide variety of wooden blocks in different shapes and sizes, from straightforward pieces like squares and cylinders to challenging shapes like rings and arches.
  • Multiple Game Variations: Includes variations such as Bandu and Sac Noir, which offer different rules and objectives, including cooperative and competitive modes, and auction-based gameplay.
  • Auction Mechanics: The inclusion of beans as currency adds a layer of strategic depth, requiring players to manage resources wisely and outmaneuver their opponents in auctions.


Bausack is a compelling blend of physical dexterity and strategic depth, offering a unique gaming experience that appeals to a wide range of players. Whether through the tense auctions of Bandu or the cooperative challenges of Sac Noir, the game delivers suspense, laughter, and the occasional dramatic collapse. Perfect for family game nights or as a light-hearted competition among friends, Bausack stands out as a versatile and endlessly entertaining board game.

Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

  • 2 - 8 Players
  • 15 - 45 Minutes
  • 7+ years old
  • Immediately playable

We like Bandu so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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