- 51 Cards
- Monkey Card Case
Object of the Game
Collect the most sets of 3 matching cards.
Shuffle the cards and deal 5 to each player. Place the remaining cards facedown in the center of the playing area to form a Draw Pile.
Players should look at their cards and hold them in their hand but not let others see them. The cards should be arranged so matching cards are next to each other.
If you are dealt a set of 3 matching cards, show them to other players and place them in a pile in front of you.
If you're the youngest player, you go first.
Without saying any words, "ask" one other player for a card that matches one in your hand. You must act out the picture of the monkey on the card you want, but don't show the card to the other player.
For example, if you want a card with the monkey covering its eyes, you must say to another player: "May I have your ..". and then place your hands over your eyes.
If the player has any cards that match the action, he or she must give you all cards showing that action. You then take another turn.
If the player does not have any cards that match the action, the player says: "Go Ape!" You then take the top card from the Draw Pile.
If you draw the card you asked for, take another turn. If not, place the card in your hand and play passes to the left.
Whenever you have three matching monkey cards, place them in a pile in front of you. These cards are safe, and other players may not take them from you.
No Monkey Talk
When "asking" for a card, you cannot say any words or show the card you are requesting. If you do, you lose your turn.
End of the Game
The game ends when any player gets rid of all cards in his or her hand or when the Draw Pile runs out.
Players count how many sets of monkey cards they have collected. Only full sets of 3 matches count.
The player with the most sets wins!