A pretty abstract game about balancing. A trick-taking game designed by Reiner Knizia 1999 and published by ASS in Germany. German name is 'Drahtseilakt'.
Each turn, a number of red and blue sticks are up for grabs. The highest card played will take the blue sticks and the lowest card will take the red sticks. The trick is that a red stick cancels a blue stick (that is, a well balanced tighrope walker), and the goal is to score as few points as possible.
The basic game has players simultaneously playing cards, whereas the strategic version plays like a trick-taking game with players selecting a card sequentially.