How to Play
In Yokai Septet, you will be playing in a team of 2 versus 2, competing on capturing high-scoring Boss Yokai cards (7's of each suit). The game is played over multiple rounds until one team scores 7 or more points.
One round consists of multiple turns called tricks. Each trick starts with the lead player who can play any card from their hand. All other players must follow suit by playing a card of the same suit as the lead player. You can play any card if you don't have a card of that suit.
After everyone has played a card, check to see if anyone played the A card. If they did, that player wins the trick. If no one played the A card, then if anyone played a card of the Trump Suit, whoever played the highest ranking card of that suit wins the trick. Otherwise, the player who played the highest ranking card of the lead suit wins the trick.
The winner of the trick takes all played cards.
The round is over after any of the following is met:
• One team has taken 4 or more Boss Yokai cards → That team wins and scores
• One team has won 7 or more tricks → The opponent team wins and scores
• 12 tricks have been played → The team that won the last trick wins and scores
Score is calculated at the end of each round. Only the team who won the round scores points. The other team does not score, regardless of how many cards they took.
If a team won the round because the other team took 7 tricks, the winning team takes all Boss Yokai cards remaining in all players' hands. They add these to the Boss Yokai they took this round.
The winning team looks at the Boss Yokai cards they took this round. Discard the Boss Yokai card of the Trump Suit; it will not score. All other cards will score based on the chart below.
There are 7 suits (colors) and 7 cards in each suit. Wind has the lowest ranks and is least powerful; Snow has the highest ranks, and is most powerful.
A is a special card that trumps all other cards. It is Wind (Green) suited and you must follow suit if another Wind is played.