overview contents for two players 4 1

overview contents for two players 4 1
Example (brown side): Andy has 1 Joker, 1 ‘+2’ card, 6 green cards, 4 yellow
cards, 3 red cards, and 2 blue cards. As he already scores the most he can for
his 6 green cards, he places his joker with his yellow cards.
OVERVIEW
+6 points
+21 points
-3 points
+2 points
+15 points
The 2 -5 players draw cards from a card supply in the middle of the table. During the game, the
players try to specialize in a few colors, because at the end of the game, a player can score plus
points for only 3 colors; the rest score minus points. The more cards a player has of a color, the
more points he scores. The player with the most points wins.
CONTENTS
1 rule booklet, 90 playing cards:
FOR TWO PLAYERS
With 2 players, the following changes to the rule apply:
Before starting the game, remove two sets of cards (i.e. two colors) from the stack.
Before the first turn, each player takes two cards in different colors.
63 color cards, 9 cards each in 7 colors
Use the green row cards instead of the brown ones. The number of cards that can be placed
next to the row cards depends on the picture on the respective row card.
10 ‘+2’ cards
3 jokers
1 ‘last round’ card
5 brown row cards
5 summary cards ­
Note: the brown row cards are not needed for the 2 players game.
When both players have taken a card row, the third row is removed from the game.
double-sided,
Autor: Michael Schacht
with two different ­
scoring tables
Grafik: Michael Schacht
© 2003 ABACUSSPIELE Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
3 green row cards for the two
All rights reserved. Made in Germany.
Distribution in English: Rio Grande Games
PO Box 1033, Placitas, NM 87043, USA
players game
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PREPARATION
B. B. Take a card row
Each player takes one summary card. The players choose whether to play with
the scoring table on the brown side or on the gray side of the summary card.
Note: we recommend beginning with the brown side.
The player takes any of the row cards and all the cards next to it and places them face up in his
play area. The player then sorts the cards by color. If a player has taken a joker, he sets it aside
for now. He must decide which color to place it with at the end of the game, but not sooner.
With 3 to 5 players, play with the brown row cards. Place one row card in the
middle of the table for each player in the game. Place the unused row cards
back in the box. They will not be used in the game.
Note: the green row cards are only used with 2 players.
A player may only take a row card if it has at least one card next to it. After a player has taken
a card row in a round, he takes no more turns in this round, but plays again in the next round.
When a player has taken a card row, he has a row card in his play area, so that all can see that he
can take no more turns in this round.
With 3 players, remove the cards of one color from the game.
Remove the ‘last round’ card from the deck and set it aside for now.
Each player takes one card of a different color and places it on the table in his play area.
Shuffle the remaining cards face down and place them face down in the
middle of the table as a supply. Deal 15 cards face down from the supply in a
stack. Place the ‘last round’ card on top of this stack of 15 cards. Then, place
the rest of the card supply on top of this.
The players choose a starting player by lot.
The following rules for playing the game apply to games with 3 to 5 players.
The changes in the game for 2 are explained at the end of this instruction.
Note: if all players but one have passed, this player may continue to draw and place as many
cards as he can and chooses before taking a card row and finishing the round!
End of a round
When every player has taken a card row, the round ends. Place the row cards back in the middle
of the table and begin the next round with the player who took the last card row in the round
just ended.
GAME END
When the ‘last round’ card is drawn, this indicates this is the last round. Place the card to the side
to remind all players. Then the player draws the next card. At the end of the round, the players
decide which color their jokers are (each may be different).
Scoring
PLAYING THE GAME
On a players turn, he must take one of the two following actions
A. draw and place a card or B. take a card row.
Then the player‘s left neighbor takes a turn. When each player has taken a card row, the round
ends and a new round begins.
A. Draw and place a card
The player draws the top-most card from the supply and places it face up next to any of the
row cards.
Players may place at most 3 cards next to a row card. When there are 3 cards next to a row card,
a player may not place another card in that row.
Each player counts the cards he has in each color.
The table shows the number of plus or minus points a player scores for the number of cards
in each color. A player scores no extra points for more than 6 cards in a color.
cards
1
2
3
4
5
6 and more
each „+2“
points brown side
1
3
6
10
15
21
+2
points gray side
1
4
8
7
6
5
+2
Each player chooses which 3 of his colors score plus points.
All other colors score minus points for the player.
When all row cards have 3 cards next to them, a player may not choose this action. The player
must then take a card row.
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Each ‘+2’ card scores 2 plus points.
The player with the most points is the winner!
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