Aim of the game Game preparations How to play

Aim of the game Game preparations How to play
UK
6+
years
2 - 5 20 +
players
minutes
Contents: Game board, 18 balls of ice cream in 3 colours, 5 cherries in different colours, 24 cards and 1 die.
Aim of the game
Game preparations
Try to place 3 ice cream balls on top of each other on one ice
cream cone, in the same order as shown on one of your open
cards. If you manage to do this you can discard that card. The
player who is the first to get rid of all his/her cards wins the
game.
Spread the game board on the table and shuffle the cards. If
there are 5 players, deal 4 cards to each player. If there are
2-4 players, deal 6 cards to each of them. All remaining cards
are discarded to the game box. The players place their cards in
a face-down pile in front of them, and turn two top cards face
up beside the pile. These two cards are the player’s open cards.
Each player takes one cherry and places it in front of him/her.
Choose one ice cream cone and start placing the ice cream
balls on the cones, so that the balls are in following sequence:
green (pear), yellow (banana), red (strawberry), green, yellow,
red etc. When all the cones have one ball on them, place the
3 remaining balls (one of each colour) on top of some similar
coloured balls, so that there are 3 taller ‘towers’ (see picture
above).
How to play
The youngest player begins. The turn proceeds in clockwise
order. The player whose turn it is rolls the die and moves the ice
cream balls of his/her choice clockwise on the game board.
The number shown by the die can be distributed between different
balls. You don’t have to use all the steps shown by the die.
Example:
The die shows 3. You can move either
- 1 ball 3 steps or
- 3 balls 1 step each or
- 1 ball 2 steps and 1 ball 1 step (see pictures below).
2
If some other player has placed 3 balls on top of each other in
the same order as shown on one of your open cards, you can
not discard that card; you must always place the last ball on
top on your own turn. You cannot discard more than 2 cards
on one turn, because you can take new open cards from your
pile only when your turn has ended (see New cards).
Cherries
With the cherry you can block the ice cream balls on a cone. If
you notice at the end of your turn – when you have moved the
ice cream balls (and discarded cards if possible) – that there
are 2 balls on a cone in exactly the same order as the 2
lower balls on one of your open cards, you can place your
cherry on top of these 2 balls – but only then! Now you have
blocked this cone from all the other players, i.e. nobody can
move a ball from or to this cone until it’s your next turn. It doesn’t
matter who has placed the ice cream balls on the cone. The only
thing that matters is that the balls are in the same order as the
2 lower balls on one of your open cards. The player who has
blocked a cone removes the cherry immediately when his/her
next turn begins.
Note! When you are moving balls on the game board, jump over
the blocked cones. This is not counted as a step.
1
3
If there is more than
1 ball on a cone, you
must move the top ball
first.
New cards
On one cone there can be maximum 3 balls on top of each
other. When you are moving balls on the game board, jump over
the cones that have 3 balls on them. Note! This is not counted
as a step.
On each card is a picture of a cone with 3 ice cream balls. If you
manage to place on your turn 3 balls on top of each other in
the exact same order as shown on one of your open cards,
you can discard that card and place it in the middle of the game
board.
If you have just discarded 1 or 2 open cards, take as many new
cards from your pile, so that there are again 2 cards face up in
front of you. Do this when you have placed your cherry on the
board (if possible) and your turn has ended. After taking a new
card you are not allowed to place or move your cherry on the
game board.
End of the game and the winner
The game ends when one of the players discards his/her last
open card. That player wins the game.
If you just discarded a card but you still have some steps left to
use, you can use the steps to move any ice cream balls on the
game board (also the same balls that you just placed in the right
order).
Game idea: Ralf Menzel
www.tactic.net
01536 A
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