objective of the game contents game setup how to play - A

objective of the game contents game setup how to play - A
Game by Csaba Hegedűs
For 2-6 players, ages 8 and up, duration 30 minutes.
In the prehistoric time, people had a lot to do: hunting in order to have food and hides, building the
community, and recording everything on the walls of their caves. They couldn’t speak yet, but some of
the words were evolving. Dudab was one of those words, meaning sorry! It was used when they tricked
somebody or contradicted the shaman. It was important not to accumulate too many things, because
everybody was carrying her own stuff during the wanderings, and too many things could hold her back.
So everybody had only as many things as she really needed – or not...
OBJECTIVE OF THE GAME
Players need to collect as few cards and as few points as possible. For this aim, they have to be very
tactical, and say Dudab with proper timing. The player who can lead everybody else by the nose, and
collects the fewest points is the winner.
CONTENTS
64 number cards
Each number card has 3 attributes:
• color: red
, yellow
• symbol: palm
, green
, mammoth
club
8 shaman cards
2 in each color:
, blue
,
red
, yellow
green
8 Dudab cards
,
, blue
, hides
• value: 1, 2, 3, 4
GAME SETUP
The game is played during as many rounds as the number
of players.
At the beginning of each round, shuffle the cards, and
deal 3 cards to each player. Reveal 2 cards in case
of 2-4 players, 3 cards in case of 5-6 players.
Place these cards face up in the middle of the
table, where every player can see and reach
them. These cards will be the first cards of the
columns. Place the remaining cards face down
next to the face up cards as draw pile. Leave
some space next to it for the discard pile, in
which you will collect the discarded cards
face up. Every player will need some space
in front of them for their own pile, in which
they collect the cards worth points at the
end of the game.
The first player in the first round is the one with shaggiest hair. In the latter rounds, the first player is the
one on the left side of the previous first player.
HOW TO PLAY
When it’s your turn, you can choose one of the two possibilities: lay a card down or draw a card. Then
the next player’s turn in clockwise order starts. You can never have less than 2 or more than 5 cards in
your hand. If you have less than 2 cards in your hand at the end of your turn, you have to draw a card;
if you have more than 5, you have to put card(s) from your hand to your own pile.
LAY A CARD DOWN
You lay one of your cards down from your hand to the top of one of the columns on the table. You can lay
a number card down on another number card, which has different symbol, different color, and its value
is greater or smaller by exactly one. You can lay a number card down on a shaman card played earlier, if
it has the same color. You can lay a shaman or a Dudab card down, according to the rules (see below).
If the laid down card is the 6th one in a column, you have to take the first 5 cards of that column, and
put those to your own pile. You will score these cards at the end of the round. The 6th card will be the
new first card of that column. Then you discard as many cards from your hand that are needed to leave
only 2 cards in your hand. You can discard these cards to the discard pile, or to your own pile. All the
discarded cards have to be placed to the same location (you cannot put e.g. half of the discarded cards
to your own pile, and the other half to the discard pile).
DRAW A CARD
If you don’t want or cannot lay a card down, you have to draw a card.
If you have 5 cards in your hand at the beginning of your turn, you can choose card
drawing only if you are not able to lay a card down. In this case, you have to reveal
your cards to the other players in order for them to see that you cannot lay a card
down. Then you have to put one of your chosen card to your pile, and draw a
new card from the draw pile.
Important: If you have more than 5 cards in your hand after drawing a card, you
have to choose as many as are needed to leave only 5 cards in your hand, and put the rest
to your own pile.
END OF THE GAME
The round ends immediately, if a player draws the last card of the draw pile. Then you have to score
your cards.
All the players reveal the cards in their hand. You have to score +5 points or
each of the Dudab cards in your hand, and then have to throw them to the
discard pile. You put the remaining cards in your hands to
your own pile.
+5
disc
ard
pile
SCORING
own
pile
Before scoring your own pile, you have to set pairs including
1 Dudab, and 1 shaman cards. You have to throw these pairs
to the discard pile without scoring them. Then you have to
attach each of the remaining Dudab cards to a number card
from your own pile. If you have more Dudab cards than number cards, throw
the surplus Dudab cards to the discard pile without scoring them.
• You score the same number of minus points as the total value of the number cards attached
to Dudab cards.
• You score +5 points for each of your shaman cards.
• You score as many positive points, as the total value of the remaining number cards (between
+1 and +4 each).
Example for scoring
0
-4
+7
Gabi has 2 Dudab cards in her own
pile. She attaches a Shaman card and
1 number card with value 4 to these
cards. These are worth -4 points. The
total value of her remaining number
cards, +7 points are added to it. Her
result is +3 point.
You record your points received in this round, and a new round starts.
If that was the last round, you have to summarize your points of all the rounds. The winner is the player
with least number of points. In case of a tie they share the victory.
DESCRIPTION OF THE CARDS
Number cards
Each number card has 3 attributes:color (blue, red, yellow, green), symbol (palm,
mammoth, club, hides), and value (1, 2, 3, 4). You can lay a number card down on
another number card which has different symbol, different color, and its value is greater
or smaller by exactly one. You can lay only a value 2 down on a value 1 card, and only
a value 3 on a value 4 card. You can lay a number card down on a shaman card played
earlier or at the beginning of the round, if it has the same color; or on a Dudab card
played at the beginning of the round; or on a Dudab card, if the number card has the
called attribute.
Shaman cards
Each shaman card has 1 attribute, its color (blue, red, yellow, green). You can lay a
shaman card down on a number card with the same color; or on a Dudab card, if the
color of the shaman card was called. If you lay a shaman card down, the next player has
to react to it. She can lay another shaman card with any color down on it; or she can lay
a Dudab card down on it – and then she can call for an attribute; or she reveals the top
card from the draw pile, puts it on the discard pile, and draws as many cards to her hand
as the value of the revealed card. If a non-number card was revealed, she continues it
until a number card is revealed. After drawing the cards, her round is over.
Important: If you have more than 5 cards in your hand after drawing, you have to put as many cards
from your hand to your own pile as needed to have only 5 cards in your hand.
Dudab cards
Dudab is a special card, which can be laid down any time, even if the previous player
laid a Dudab card down, and she called for an attribute. When you lay a Dudab card
down, you can call for a card, and you define one of its attributes: its color, its symbol,
or its value. Other players cannot lay any other card down, until somebody fulfill the
called request. The called card has to be laid down on the caller’s Dudab card. It can
happen that you called for a card, and you have to lay the called card down, because
the others couldn’t fulfills the request. In this case, also you have to lay the called card
down. If a player fulfilled the called request, the game continues in the normal way. If you cannot lay
a card with the called attribute down, you have to reveal your cards to prove it, and then draw a card.
If you lay the Dudab card down as the 5th card in a column, the player laying the card with the called
attribute down has to put the 5 cards in the column to her own pile, and the called card will be the
new first card of that column.
Important: If you have more than 5 cards in your hand after drawing, you have to put as many cards
from your hand to your own pile as needed to have only 5 cards in your hand.
IMPORTANT RULES
If you lay a shaman card down, the next player
• draws as many cards as the value of a number card revealed from the draw pile, or
• lays a shaman card with any color down, or
• lays a Dudab card down.
If you lay a Dudab card down, the next player
• lays a number card down based on your call, or
• lays a Dudab card down, or
• draws 1 card.
If the laid down card is the 6th one in a column, you have to take the first 5 cards of
that column, and put those to your own pile. Then you discard as many cards from
your hand as needed to have only 2 cards in your hand, to the discard pile, or to your own pile.
If you have 5 cards in your hand, you can choose card drawing only if you are not able to lay a
card down.
You can never have less than 2 or more than 5 cards in your hand.
• If you have more than 5 cards, you have put as many cards from your hand to your own pile as needed
to have only 5 cards in your hand.
• If you have less than 2 cards in your hand at the end of your turn, you have to draw a card.
Acknowledgements
Thank everybody, who encouraged, supported, tested and contributed to accomplish the game.
My family, Mónika Hegedűsné Richter, Anett Hegedűs, Erik Hegedűs, Zoltánné Hegedűs and Zoltán Hegedűs.
The members of Társasjátékos Klub, who were always ready for tests, and the members of magazine JEM, who
helped in setting the rules and the mechanics to right. Special thank to Norbert Kiss, Balázs Gracza, Tamara Pávai,
Attila Szőgyi, Tivadar Farkas, Tímea Iván.
Author: Csaba Hegedűs. Graphics: Balázs Gracza. Box: Tamara Pávai, Attila Szőgyi. Rules: Attila Szőgyi. English rules: Tivadar Farkas. German rules: Tímea Iván.
Publisher and distributor: A-games • Made in Hungary
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Akabón Kft, 1162 Budapest, Attila utca 133.
www.jemmagazin.hu
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