Rating: 4.9 Moderate
Popularity:6
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:1967
Players: 2-6 players
Playing time: 20-1139 minutes
Age:8+

Official Site: Skip-Bo Mattel Games


Created by: Hazel "Skip" Bowman

Published by: AMIGO, Gibsons, International Games

Alternate Names: Skip-Bo 50th Anniversary edition, Skip-Bo Deluxe, SkipBo

Description:

Each player is dealt a stockpile of 30 cards. The winner will be whoever manages to empty their stockpile first. Cards are played onto four shared building piles in numerical sequence from 1 to 12.

On each turn, a player draws until they have five cards in their hand, and then plays cards from: their hand, a top card of their discard piles, or their stockpile.

At the end of their turn, a player must discard onto one of their four personal discard piles.

Strategy involves the organizing of cards into the discard piles, care in not setting up the next players for good plays, knowing when to play from which option, and especially the timing of playing a valuable "Skip-bo" wildcard.

Skip-bo is based on the traditional card game named Spite & Malice.

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Components

  • 144 cards numbered 1 through 12 plus
  • 18 SKIP-BO cards
  • Rulebook

Object of the Game

Be the first player to play all the cards in your STOCK pile by playing cards in numerical order, 1 through 12.

The first player to use up all the cards in his/her STOCK pile wins.

Setup

In the center area of play, right near the DRAW pile, up to four building piles will be created for all players to use during play.

In addition, each player will have in front of him/her a STOCK pile and up to 4 discard piles. (See illustration, below). …



Components

  • 80 Number Cards
  • 16 Wild "?" Cards
  • Instructions

Object of the Game

Get rid of the cards in your stockpile by building 4 piles in numerical sequence from #1 to #10 in the center of the playing area.

The first player to get rid of all of their stockpile cards first wins!

Setup

  • The oldest player is the dealer.

  • The dealer shuffles the deck and deals each player 10 cards facedown. The cards you are dealt is your stockpile.

  • Each player turns the top card of their stockpile face-up (leaving it on top of the stockpile). …



Components

  • 12 dice
  • 17 Skip-Bo Mission cards
  • Instructions

Object of the Game

Be the first person to collect five Skip-Bo Mission cards.

Setup

Shuffle the Skip-Bo cards and place them facedown in the middle of the playing area.

Take 3 dice of the same color. Note that the is wild and may count for any die needed to complete a sequence.

Game Play

Turn over the top Skip-Bo card from the card pile.

Now everyone rolls all of their dice to try to match the sequence shown on the Skip-Bo card. …



Components

  • 64 tiles
  • Reference Sheet

Object of the Game

Be the first player to score 50 points. Points are scored by counting the number of tiles left in opposing player's hands after the first person has gotten rid of all of their tiles.

Setup

Place ALL tiles on the playing surface numbers down. Mix the tiles by shuffling them together on the table. Each player draws a tile.

The person with the highest tile goes first. This is called the LEAD. (The highest NUMBERED tile is a 15 and the beats everything else!) …





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