The 52 Card Games project is my first 52 Weeks project. I love card games, and I love learning new games and playing the games I love. For this project, I’m documenting a new card game each Friday. In case you’ve missed any of the 21 games I’ve featured so far, check out all of the previous 52 CARD GAMES.
This game is literally like Uno and Mao combined. It’s fun. I can imagine that it would be even more fun as a drinking game. 🙂
The dealer should deal 7 cards to each player and then places the remaining cards in the center of the table (the draw pile) and turns over the top card to start the discard pile. The deal rotates to the left after each hand.
The play moves clockwise. During each player’s turn, like in the game Uno, he or she must discard a card that either matches the suit or number of the card on top of the discard pile. If they can’t play, they must draw a card. When a player gets down to one card, they must say Bartok. The first player to get rid of all their cards wins the hand. The winner gets to invent a new rule before the beginning of the next hand.
If a player breaks a rule (even if by accident) and another player calls them on it, they must draw a card. The set rules are as follows:
- Players may not ask questions.
- Players may not use any other player’s name.
- Players may not play when it is not their turn.
- Players who take more than 3 seconds to play.
- Players who accuse other players of a penalty falsely.
The list of rules will grow after each hand when winners create new rules.
Some examples of rules that can be created by winners (or in different iterations):
- When a 2 is played, the next player must draw 2 cards (and skip their hand).
- When a certain card is played, the play reverses direction.
- All clubs will be considered as cards of their numerical value plus 5.
- Red queens shall be considered 5s, and black 5s shall be considered queens.
- When a player gets down to two cards in their hand, they must say a specific word.
Ending the Game
We generally just end when we get tired of playing. 🙂 There is no overall winner.
You can get the rules Here.
Play on, players!!