Monday, May 17, 2010

Slap Deck, a game for 2 to 6 Players

Shuffle a standard deck of playing cards. Flip over cards one at a time. Whenever any player wants, he or she may slap the face up pile and take it, placing it face down in front of him or her. A player may only do this three times. Players may not look at any face down pile during play. Whenever a 2 is flipped, remove it along with the face up pile. Continue until all players have slapped three times, or until the fourth 2 is flipped.


A matching pair of black and red number cards are discarded (for example, a red 8 and a black 8)
Then, two matching red number cards are discarded  (for example, both red 8s)
Black number cards are = +points equal to their value
Red number cards are = -points equal to their value
Two matching black number cards are +5 points
Picture cards (J, Q, K): 1 of a kind = -10, 2 = 10, 3 = 30, 4 = 50Aces: All player(s) with the most aces split 36 points

High score wins. Alternately, with more than two players, high score wins the high pot, low score wins the low pot. Alternately, play multiple hands, accumulating scores until a set value. Suggested:
2 players 500
3 players 350
4 players 200
5 players 150
6 players 100



Carey said...

This reminds me of Knizia's "Its Mine" or more recently, "Swat!"

Ian Schreiber said...

If four players each get an Ace, how do you suggest splitting 30 points evenly? Fractional scoring seems out of place for this kind of game.

Yehuda said...

Ian, yeah, someone else suggested that I make it 36 points, instead.