- 18 red
- 18 orange
- 18 blue
- 18 green
Object of the Game
Be the first player to score either 5 cards (2 players) or 4 cards (3-4 players) of the same color in a row: horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
Sort the deck into 4 stacks: 1 of each color. Each player takes the following cards, according to the number of players:
2 players: Each player takes 2 sets of color cards.
3 players: Each player takes 1 set of color cards. In addition, randomly deal each player 6 cards of whichever color is left over, as a " neutral" color.
4 players: Each player takes 1 set of color cards.
Shuffle all of your cards together and stack them face-down in front of you
The player with the most freckles starts and reveals their top card, placing it in the middle of the play area. Play proceeds left. On each subsequent turn , you reveal your top card and must place it next to or on top of a card already in play.
Place next to a card: Cards may be placed side-to-side or corner-to-corner.
Place on top of a card: You may only place a card on top of one with fewer points.
Important : The playing area has a maximum size of 6x6. Choose wisely where to place your cards!
Ending the Round
As soon as you've placed 4 (3-4 player game) or 5 cards (2 player game) of the same color in a row - horizontally, vertically, or diagonally - you win the round!
Take the card with the most points from your winning row and remove it from the game. The remaining cards are all returned to their respective players and shuffled.
After that a new round begins, starting with the player to the left of the previous round s winner.
Special Notes for 3 Players
The neutral color does not count towards a victory.
Collect and shuffle all the neutral cards that were played this round, then randomly deal them back to each player, starting with the winner of the round. (Players retain any neutral cards that were still in their deck at the end of the round).
If a round ends in a stalemate, the winner is whoever has the most visible rows of 3 cards (or, in a two-player game, most visible rows of 4 cards).
If there is still a stalemate, whoever placed the row of 3 cards (or, in a two-player game, the row of 4 cards ) showing the fewest points wins.
End of the Game
The first player to win 2 rounds wins the game.
Team Variant (for 4 Players)
Team members sit across from one another, so each turn alternates teams and players.
Similar to a two-player game, each team will receive all cards of 2 colors and shuffle them together in a stack, face-down.
Each team member receives half of the shared stack.
Object of the Game
The First Team To Score 5 Cards Of The Same Color In A Row.