Partners is a cross and circle game for four players, working together in teams.
Whilst the moves are decided by cards (not by dice throws), unlike any others, the cards are played from a hand of four cards.
Among the cards available are cards that move pawns backwards, and cards that allow swapping any two pawns that are in play, including enemy pawns.
The object is for each team to get their total of 8 pawns lined up in the goal area. The obvious way is to move the pawns around the board, by e.g. using a card to move a pawn backwards enables some shortcuts.
With Partners, cards cannot be used to move the partner’s pawns, except in the endplay, but the partners swap one card after each deal, without knowing each other’s hands.