A game of strategy and geometry

 

Number of players: 2-4

Cards required: 52 (Whole pack)

Objective of the game: Be the first to play all your cards.

 

Preparing the cards

First deal four cards to each player.  Then in the center of the table place six cards face up to form a square (6 squares by 6 squares).  This square is called the gboardh, please see the example shown below.

Place the remaining pack face down beside the board.

 

 

Territory ownership

The board is divided into four territories, which are assigned to the players.  The game is played clockwise by territory.

For four players, each player is given one territory.

For three players, each player is given one territory, leaving the remaining territory unoccupied.

For two players, each player is given two diagonally opposite territories.

 

 

Placing a card:

When a card is played it must be placed within the board.

 

When playing a card the player must place at least part of the card within their own territory.

 

 

Creating a glineh

Each player has a single turn.

If a player plays a card which completes a single glineh, then that player does not pick up a card.

If a player completes a gdouble lineh, then the other players must pick up an extra card from the pack.  A gdouble lineh is created when two lines are completed.

If a player completes a gtriple lineh, then the other players have to pick up 2 extra cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating a gboxh

When a player places a card which turns their own territory into one single color then a gboxh is formed.  Forming a box gives the player an extra turn.

 

 

A gboxh or glineh can also be in white.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forming a new box in the extra turn

Once a player earns an extra turn, that player can continue to obtain additional turns by forming a new box in any territory during each play.

 

 

Additional points

If you form a glineh on a preexisting line then this does not count as creating a glineh ( this also applies for a gboxh).

 

 

Special/Nothing gsnap backh

When player A plays a gSpecialh card or gNothingh card, then if an opponent (player B) holds the same card in the opposite color there is a gsnap backh opportunity.  This means that if player B places that card on top of player Afs card then player A is forced to pick up an extra card and player B has the next turn.

 

 

When a glineh or gboxh is not formed

If a player places a card and is unable to complete a glineh or gboxh, then that player must pick up a card.

 

 

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