Sticko

Sticko

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1 Short Deck (32 cards, Ace, Seven through Kings).  Very Hard (2%).  Skill/Luck balanced.

 

Object

To move all the cards to the waste pile.

 

Layout

16 reserve piles  - no building.  Cards are available for play on the waste pile.  Cards are automatically replaced from the stock. At the start of the game 1 card is dealt face up to each pile.

 

stock (face down) - replaces empty spaces in the reserve.

 

waste (bottom) - Building is done any one of three ways:  1)  build up in suit,  or 2) build down in the other suit of the same color, or 3) build the same rank of the opposite color.  Wrapping allowed, Aces are consecutive with Kings and Sevens.

 

Notes

Play consists of moving cards to the waste.  If a card is the 7 Diamonds, you could play an 8 Diamonds on it (up in suit), or an Ace of Hearts (down other suit of the same color), or a 7 Spades or 7 Clubs (same rank of opposite color).

 

 

History

Sticko was invented by David Parlett (inventor of Penguin and other games).