Bonanza Rummy Instructions

Bonanza Rummy Instructions
RULES FOR
BONANZA [RUMMY
REG. IN U. S. PATENT OFFICE
PCE HALF
BONANZA
RUMMY
II ALE
For 2 to 9 Players [cl хуево
SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS
NEW YORK SAN FRANCISCO CHICAGO
MADE IN U.S.A.
“Start of Game
The game is played with a Bonanza Rummy sheet, a standard pack of playing
cards, and a quantity of chips and may be played by any number of persons from
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Give each player a quantity of chips. Each player must then place one chip of the
same denomination on each of the ten spaces on the Bonanza Rummy sheet. Deal the.
cards one at a time beginning at the dealer's left and dealing one extra hand as a
“widow”. Continue dealing until the pack is exhausted, regardless of the fact that some
© of the players will receive an extra card.
The players examine their cards and the dealer, without looking at the “widow”,
chooses either to discard his hand in exchange for it or to keep his hand and sell the
“widow” to the highest bidder. If he announces that the “widow” is for sale, the other
players, without looking at it, may bid for it if they choose, the bidding starting at the
dealer's left and continuing around the table as many times as necessary to determine
the highest bidder. The successful bidder gives the dealer the number of chips bid,
discards his original hand, and picks up the “widow”. If the dealer offers the “widow”
for sale and no one bids, it is discarded.
The play of the hand falls into two parts, the first on the upper half of the sheet
(Joker, Queen-Jack, Sequence, Ten-Two, and Poker) and the second on the lower half
(Ace of Spades, King of Hearts, Queen of Diamonds, Jack of Clubs, and Bonanza
Rummy). |
Upper Half of the Sheet
DEALER
The dealer calls in succession “Joker”, “Queen-Jack”, “Ten-Twao”. and “Pata...
Waiting after each call for the play as described below. The dealer may, of course, join
in the play if he has the necessary cards.
JOKER
At the call of “Joker”, the player holding this card may either show it and pick up
the chips on the space marked “Joker” or remain silent, holding it for use as a “wild”
card on one of the four subsequent calls. (As will be seen, this choice becomes more
important after the first hand has been played.) The Joker may be played only once
and must be d'icarded when shown.
COMBINATION |.
As indicated on the sheet, “Queen-Jack” means the Queen of Spades and the Jack
of Diamonds. If any ¡layer holds this combination, he simply shows it when the dealer
calls, picks up the chips on this space, and returns the cards to his hand (except the
Joker, if used).
SEQUENCE
“Sequence” means any sequence of three cards in the same: suit. (For example, _
five, six and seven of diamonds or ten, jack and queen of clubs. A sequence of ace, two
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and three or a sequence of queen, king and ace is permitted, but not a sequence of king, i
ace and two.) As above, any player holding this combination simply shows it when the
dealer calls, picks up the chips on this space, and returns the cards to his hand (except
the Joker, if used). If two or more players show sequences, the sequence containing
the highest card wins. If the highest cards are the same, the winner is determined by
suit in this order — spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs. |
NOTE: If the highest cards of two sequences are the same, but one sequence con-
tains a Joker, the natural sequence wins.
Ás indicated on the sheet, “Ten-Two” means the Ten of Diamonds and the Two of
Spades. The play is the same as on the call of “Queen-Jack” or “Sequence”,
POKER PLAY
At the call of “Poker”, the play starts with the dealer and goes around the table
to the left, following the usual poker rules except that no additional cards may be drawn.
Each player is limited to whichever five of his cards he chooses and plays the required
chips on the space marked “Poker”. The winner takes all of the chips on this space
and keeps all of his cards in his hand (except the Joker, if used) merely showing the
winning combination. Only a very slight knowledge of poker is needed, but this space
may be omitted, if the players prefer, without affecting the rest of the play.
VALUE OF POKER HANDS
Poker hands are valued in the following order:
ROYAL STRAIGHT FLUSH—Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, all one suit.
STRAIGHT FLUSH—S3, 4, 5, 6, 7, (or any other sequence) all one suit.
FOUR OF A KIND. |
FULL HOUSE-—Three of a kind and one pair,
5. FLUSH—AII one suit, but not necessarily in any sequence.
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6. STRAIGHT 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (or any other sequence) one or more cards being of
different suits.
т. THREE OF A KIND. —
8. Two pairs.
9. One pair,
Lower Half of the Sheet
The remainder of the play is limited to the spaces marked “Ace”, “King”, “Queen”,
“Jack”, and “Bonanza Rummy”. The winners of the chips on these spaces are deter-
mined as follows:
PLAY
The dealer plays face up on the table the lowest card (aces are high) of any one
of the several suits in his hand (not necessarily the lowest card in his hand). The
player holding the next higher card of the same suit plays it face up on the table and
só on as long as any of the players is able to produce the next card in sequence of that
suit. The same player may, of course, play two or more cards in succession if they are
the proper ones under the circumstances.
When the ace of that suit has been played or, as is more apt to be the case, when
none of the players has the next card in sequence of that suit (because it was included
in the discards at the beginning of the hand), the player who has played the last or
“stop” card must play his lowest card of either of the two suits of the other color. If
he cannot do this, the play passes to the left until one of the players is able to make
the correct play. (If none of the players can make the correct play, the one who played
the stop card may play his lowest card of any suit.)
The play proceeds with the next higher card of the suit thus chosen and continues
in this fashion until one of the players has played all of the cards in his hand. If two
or more stop cards are played in succession, the color of the card which must be played
next changes each time. In other words the color of the suit played must change after
the play of each stop card (except,in the case mentioned in parentheses above).
WINNING CHIPS
Chips are won during this part of the play in either one or both of the following
two ways, either by being able to play one of the four cards indicated on the sheet
(Ace of Spades, King of Hearts, Queen of Diamonds, or Jack of Clubs) or by being the
first player to get rid of all the cards in his hand. If a player is able to play one of
the cards just mentioned, he picks up the chips on the corresponding space and the play
proceeds. If a player is the first to get rid of all his cards; he calls “Bonanza” and picks
up the chips in the Bonanza Rummy circle. Each of the other players must also give
one chip for each card then left in his hand to the player calling “Bonanza”. This
ends the hand, regardless of the fact that some of the players may not have had an
opportunity to play all of their winning cards.
When the hand ends, the chips which have not been won by any of the players are
left on the sheet and each player must again place one chip of the same denomination
on each of the ten spaces, thus making it possible for the chips to accumulate, particu-
larly on the more difficult “Queen-Jack”, “Sequence”, and “Ten-Two”. T'ie deal passes
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to the left after each hand and the play proceeds as described above. у
End of Game
When the players wish to terminate the game, the winrers of any chips left on
the sheet after the final hand are determined in any way ag eed upon by the players.
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