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[[Category:Card games]]
  
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== Overview ==
  
== '''Palace instructions.''' ==
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* 2-4 players
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* Standard deck of 52 cards.
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* Objective: get rid of all your cards.
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* The last player becomes the loser, everyone else wins!
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* Very quick, fun game with elements of luck and skill.
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* World-wide there are many variants, this game on BGA is just one of those.
  
'''TL;DR:'''
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== Setup ==
  
Go out by getting rid of all your cards in-hand and then on the table.
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=== Standard ===
Play higher than previous or pickup the entire stack.
 
a 2 goes on anything, a 10 burns, a 9 means you have to go lower.
 
  
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{|class="wikitable" style="width:auto; float:left; margin-right:2rem; text-align:center;"
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|+Card distribution
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!rowspan="2"| # players
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!colspan="3"| # cards
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|-
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!style="width:5rem;"| face-down !!style="width:5rem;"| face-up !!style="width:5rem;"| in hand
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|-
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|'''4'''
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|3
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|3
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|3
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|-
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|'''3'''
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|4
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|4
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|4
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|-
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|'''2'''
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|6
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|6
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|6
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|}
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* Each player is dealt cards face-down in front of them according to the number of players.
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* Face-down cards are secret from all players.
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* Face-up cards are placed on top of each of the face-down cards.
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* Each player is also dealt the same number of cards for their playing hand.
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* The remaining cards make the draw deck.
  
'''Description:'''
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==== Exchange of cards ====
  
2-4 players, played with a standard deck of 52 cards.
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* Players may exchange cards from their hand with the face-up cards in front of them on the table as they see fit.
The idea of the game is to get rid of all your cards before the last player.
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* When everyone is finished play proceeds.
The last player becomes the loser, everyone else wins!
 
This is a very quick, fun game with an element of luck and skill.
 
  
World-wide there are many variants, this game on BGA is just one of those, specifically:
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=== Variant ===
  
'''Setup:'''
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* There is also a 'short game' option with:
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** Fixed 3-cards per player.
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** Random '''16''' card deck
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*** ''Leftover cards are unused.''
  
For a 4-Player game, each player is dealt 3 cards face-down and then 3 cards face-up placed ontop.
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== Game play ==
  
The cards face-down remain secret from all players, do not look at them until the final stage of the game.
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=== Playing cards ===
  
Each player is then dealt 3 more cards for their playing hand. The remaining cards make the draw deck.
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* BGA randomly picks a player with the lowest card in their hand and must start with that card.
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** ''3 and above, not a 2.''
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* Cards are played into a ''stack''.
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* The next player must play a card at-least as high as the last card played.
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* While there are cards in the ''draw deck'', players refill their hand.
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** ''[[#Setup|Up to 3 cards in a 4 player game, see table above]].''
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{|class="wikitable" style="width:auto; text-align:center;"
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|+Rank order (Ace high)
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|{{card|=2}}{{card|=3}}{{card|=4}}{{card|=5}}{{card|=6}}{{card|=7}}{{card|=8}}{{card|=9}}{{card|=10}}{{card|=J}}{{card|=Q}}{{card|=K}}{{card|=A}}
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|}
  
'''Number of players.'''
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==== Playing multiple cards ====
  
In a 4 player game, players have 3 cards. (3 facedown and 3 faceup, and 3 cards in hand, and draws from the deck when lower than 3).
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* A single play is not limited to just a single card.
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* If a player has multiple exact rank value cards they may play any or all of those cards.
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* This can be done from your hand or the face-up table cards, but not both at the same time.
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** For example {{club|=J}}{{heart|=J}} , or {{club|=K}}{{heart|=K}}{{spade|=K}}{{diamond|=K}} .
  
In a 3 player game, players have 4 cards instead of 3 as described above. (4 facedown and 4 faceup, and 4 cards in hand, and draws from the deck when lower than 4).
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==== Empty hands ====
  
In a 2 player game, players have 6 cards instead of 3 as described above. (6 facedown and 6 faceup, and 6 cards in hand, and draws from the deck when lower than 6).
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* When there are no more cards in the ''draw deck'', a player's hand can become empty.
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* At this point the player moves onto playing face-up cards from the table.
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* Once the face-up cards have all been played, a player must play a single face-down card.
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** Only at the point of playing a face-down card will you know if it is a legal play or not.
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** If it is an illegal play the player takes back this card and picks up the stack into their hand.
  
''There is also a 'short game' option for a fixed 3-cards per player, there will be a random 16 card deck, the remain cards will not be used.''
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=== Picking up the stack ===
  
'''Exchange of cards:'''
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* If a player cannot (or does not want to) play a card, they must pick up the whole stack of played cards!
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* Play resumes with the next player.
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* If at any point a player has to pick up cards, they forfeit playing any cards for their turn.
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* In future turns the player must play all these cards in their hand before playing any table cards.
  
Players may now exchange cards from their hand with the face-up cards on the table as they see fit.
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=== Winning ===
When everyone is finished play proceeds.
 
  
'''Playing cards:'''
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* A player wins the round when they have played:
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** all the cards in their hand ''and''
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** all their table cards.
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* '''Play continues with the remaining players.'''
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* The last player remaining loses!
  
The game randomly picks a player with the lowest card in their hand. (3 and above, not a 2) and must start with that card.
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=== Special action cards and plays ===
  
Cards are played into a stack, the next player must play a card at-least as high as the last card played.  
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{|class="wikitable" style="width:auto; text-align:center;"
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!Card
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!style="width:26rem;"|Special action
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|-
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|Any {{card|=2}}
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|May be played on '''any''' card.
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|-
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|Any {{card|=9}}
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|The next card played must be '''less than or equal to 9'''.
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|-
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|Any {{card|=10}}
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|'''Burns' the stack'' of cards and removes them from the game.
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This player is also granted an additional turn.
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|-
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|'''4th''' card of the same value
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e.g. {{club|=3}} on top of
  
If a player cannot (or does not want to) play a card they must pick up the complete played stack so far (all the cards previously played), play immediately proceeds to the next player.
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{{heart|=3}}{{spade|=3}}{{diamond|=3}}
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|The player who plays the 4th ''consecutive'' card of the same value '''burns' the stack'' of cards and removes them from the game.
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This player is also granted an additional turn.
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|}
  
While there are cards in the draw deck, players refill their hand up to 3 cards.
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=== Example ===
  
Once the draw deck is empty and then the players hand is empty, a player then moves onto playing face-up cards from the table.
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{|class="wikitable" style="width:auto; text-align:center;"
 
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|+style="text-align:left;"|''The deck is already empty''
Once the face-up cards have all been played, a player must play a single face-down card.
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!Player
 
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!In hand
Only at the point of playing a face-down card will you know if it is a legal play or not. If it is an illegal play then take this card and pick up the stack into your hand.
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!On table
 
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!Stack top card
If at any point a player has to pick up cards, they forfeit playing any cards for their turn, but in future turns must play all these cards in their hand before resuming playing the table cards.
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!style="text-align:left;"|Action
 
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Once a player has played all their table cards and all the cards from their hand they are out! Play continues with the remaining players.
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|'''A'''
 
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|{{heart|=3}}{{club|=3}}
The last player remaining losses! The rest of the players can take solitude in the fact they are far superior
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{{spade|=4}}{{club|=4}}
and start to mock the loser with raucous laughter, friendly insults, finger pointing and a far too generous pat on the back.
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|{{club|=7}}{{Diamond|=7}}{{spade|=7}}
 
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{{cardBack}}{{cardBack}}{{cardBack}}
A single play is not limited to just a single card, if a player has multiple exact rank value cards they may play any or all of those cards. This can be done from your hand or the face-up table cards, but not both at the same time.
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|{{diamond|=2}}
For example 2 Jacks, or 4 Kings.
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|style="text-align:left;"|Plays {{heart|=3}}{{club|=3}} .
 
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'''Rank order (Ace high):'''
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|'''B'''
 
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| -
2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,Jack,Queen,King,Ace.
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|{{Diamond|=8}}{{club|=J}}{{Diamond|=Q}}
 
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{{cardBack}}{{cardBack}}{{cardBack}}
'''Special cards and plays.'''
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|{{heart|=3}}
 
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|style="text-align:left;"|Plays {{Diamond|=8}} from the table.
A few of the cards listed below have special rules associated with them:
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|-
 
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|rowspan="4"|'''C'''
2: maybe played on ANY rank card.
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|{{spade|=8}}{{heart|=8}}{{club|=8}}
 
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{{heart|=6}}{{club|=6}}{{Diamond|=6}}{{spade|=6}}
9: the immediate next player must play a '''lower''' rank card or another 9, or pick up the stack.
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|{{club|=10}}{{Diamond|=10}}{{spade|=10}}
 
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{{cardBack}}{{cardBack}}{{cardBack}}
10: burn the stack of cards and remove them from the game, the player is also granted an additional turn.
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|{{Diamond|=8}}
 
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|style="text-align:left;"|Plays {{spade|=8}}{{heart|=8}}{{club|=8}} .
4 cards of the same value. No matter who plays the cards, the player to play the 4th card will burn the stack and is granted an additional turn.
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This '''[[#Special_action_cards_and_plays|burns]]''' all the cards in the stack and grants an additional turn.
 
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|-
'''Example of Play: (The deck is already empty, the last card played to the stack was a 2)'''
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|{{heart|=6}}{{club|=6}}{{Diamond|=6}}{{spade|=6}}
 
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|{{club|=10}}{{Diamond|=10}}{{spade|=10}}
    PlayerA plays 2 3's.
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{{cardBack}}{{cardBack}}{{cardBack}}
    PlayerB doesn't have any cards in hand and plays from the table, 1 of the face-up 8's.
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| -
    PlayerC plays 3 more 8's and burns all the cards in the stack and is granted an additional turn.
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|style="text-align:left;"|Plays {{heart|=6}}{{club|=6}}{{Diamond|=6}}{{spade|=6}} .
    PlayerC plays 4 6's and burns all the cards in the stack and is granted yet another additional turn. PlayerC has no more cards remaining in her hand.
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This '''[[#Special_action_cards_and_plays|burns]]''' all the cards in the stack and grants ''another'' additional turn.
    PlayerC plays 3 face-up 10's, again this burns the stack.
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    PlayerC plays a face-down card, a Queen.
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| -
    PlayerD cannot play (only has a 9 and 10 in hand) and picks up the stack. (luckily it's just a Queen)
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|{{club|=10}}{{Diamond|=10}}{{spade|=10}}
    PlayerA luckily again has an empty stack and plays 2 4's.
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{{cardBack}}{{cardBack}}{{cardBack}}
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| -
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|style="text-align:left;"|Plays {{club|=10}}{{Diamond|=10}}{{spade|=10}} .
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This '''[[#Special_action_cards_and_plays|burns]]''' the stack and grants ''yet another'' additional turn.
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|-
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| -
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| -
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{{club|=Q}}{{cardBack}}{{cardBack}}
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| -
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|style="text-align:left;"|Plays a face-down card, {{club|=Q}} .
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|-
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|'''D'''
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|{{club|=9}}{{heart|=10}}
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|{{club|=K}}{{Diamond|=K}}{{spade|=K}}
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{{cardBack}}{{cardBack}}{{cardBack}}
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|{{club|=Q}}
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|style="text-align:left;"|Cannot play and picks up the stack.
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''Luckily it's just the'' {{club|=Q}} .
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|-
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|'''A'''
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|{{spade|=4}}{{club|=4}}
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|{{club|=7}}{{Diamond|=7}}{{spade|=7}}
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{{cardBack}}{{cardBack}}{{cardBack}}
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| -
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|style="text-align:left;"|Luckily again has an empty stack and plays {{spade|=4}}{{club|=4}} .
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|}

Latest revision as of 19:53, 27 December 2021


Overview

  • 2-4 players
  • Standard deck of 52 cards.
  • Objective: get rid of all your cards.
  • The last player becomes the loser, everyone else wins!
  • Very quick, fun game with elements of luck and skill.
  • World-wide there are many variants, this game on BGA is just one of those.

Setup

Standard

Card distribution
# players # cards
face-down face-up in hand
4 3 3 3
3 4 4 4
2 6 6 6
  • Each player is dealt cards face-down in front of them according to the number of players.
  • Face-down cards are secret from all players.
  • Face-up cards are placed on top of each of the face-down cards.
  • Each player is also dealt the same number of cards for their playing hand.
  • The remaining cards make the draw deck.

Exchange of cards

  • Players may exchange cards from their hand with the face-up cards in front of them on the table as they see fit.
  • When everyone is finished play proceeds.

Variant

  • There is also a 'short game' option with:
    • Fixed 3-cards per player.
    • Random 16 card deck
      • Leftover cards are unused.

Game play

Playing cards

  • BGA randomly picks a player with the lowest card in their hand and must start with that card.
    • 3 and above, not a 2.
  • Cards are played into a stack.
  • The next player must play a card at-least as high as the last card played.
  • While there are cards in the draw deck, players refill their hand.
Rank order (Ace high)
2345678910JQKA

Playing multiple cards

  • A single play is not limited to just a single card.
  • If a player has multiple exact rank value cards they may play any or all of those cards.
  • This can be done from your hand or the face-up table cards, but not both at the same time.
    • For example JJ , or KKKK .

Empty hands

  • When there are no more cards in the draw deck, a player's hand can become empty.
  • At this point the player moves onto playing face-up cards from the table.
  • Once the face-up cards have all been played, a player must play a single face-down card.
    • Only at the point of playing a face-down card will you know if it is a legal play or not.
    • If it is an illegal play the player takes back this card and picks up the stack into their hand.

Picking up the stack

  • If a player cannot (or does not want to) play a card, they must pick up the whole stack of played cards!
  • Play resumes with the next player.
  • If at any point a player has to pick up cards, they forfeit playing any cards for their turn.
  • In future turns the player must play all these cards in their hand before playing any table cards.

Winning

  • A player wins the round when they have played:
    • all the cards in their hand and
    • all their table cards.
  • Play continues with the remaining players.
  • The last player remaining loses!

Special action cards and plays

Card Special action
Any 2 May be played on any card.
Any 9 The next card played must be less than or equal to 9.
Any 10 'Burns' the stack of cards and removes them from the game.

This player is also granted an additional turn.

4th card of the same value

e.g. 3 on top of

333

The player who plays the 4th consecutive card of the same value 'burns' the stack of cards and removes them from the game.

This player is also granted an additional turn.

Example

The deck is already empty
Player In hand On table Stack top card Action
A 33

44

777

🟔🟔🟔

2 Plays 33 .
B - 8JQ

🟔🟔🟔

3 Plays 8 from the table.
C 888

6666

101010

🟔🟔🟔

8 Plays 888 .

This burns all the cards in the stack and grants an additional turn.

6666 101010

🟔🟔🟔

- Plays 6666 .

This burns all the cards in the stack and grants another additional turn.

- 101010

🟔🟔🟔

- Plays 101010 .

This burns the stack and grants yet another additional turn.

- -

Q🟔🟔

- Plays a face-down card, Q .
D 910 KKK

🟔🟔🟔

Q Cannot play and picks up the stack.

Luckily it's just the Q .

A 44 777

🟔🟔🟔

- Luckily again has an empty stack and plays 44 .