www.vitenka.com | ToothyWiki | Vitenka | RecentChanges | Login | Webcomic Played using a standard deck of card. Each player takes two sets of A-9, (ace is 1) and one joker leaving them with 21 card decks; red or black. Shuffle.
There are also a set of combination tiles. Turn one face up; and each player hides one from the other. Combo tiles come in easy ("total 18, 2 points" or "run of three, 2 points") and hard ("2+4+8, 3 points").
Players draw back up to 7 (shuffling as needed). If they cannoy, they lose.
Simultaneously choose three cards from their deck; or the joker.
Reveal. If you made your hidden combo; also reveal that.
Jokers beat combos.
Combo's always beat non-combo's.
If two combo's fight; higher points value wins the round.
Otherwise highest card value wins the round.
Same value is a draw; nothing happens.
If the winning play was a combo, opponent loses - face up - the points value in cards from the top of the deck.
With the exception of a joker play; which means the other player did win - but they take the damage.
Otherwise loser loses one card from their deck.
Discard the played cards.
So it's basically a game of card-counting; plus a bit of trying to work out when to reveal (and make available to your opponent) your combo.