Shmath

Number of decks: 1
Number of cards in the deck: 52
Number of players: 2 – 5
Card seniority: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, B, D, C, T.
The aim of the game is to be the first to get rid of all your cards.
Game rules. The rules of this game were provided by JC Ravage, Jimmy Kaplowitz, Marc Jaffee. The first deliverer is determined by lot or at will, in the following games, players hand over cards in turn, clockwise. The deliverer carefully shuffles the deck and deals 6 cards to each player. The remaining deck is placed in the center of the table in a closed form is a reserve. From the top of the deck two cards are removed it will be a reset card. One card is placed next to the deck in a closed form face down, and the second card is put from the top of this card face up. Before you start the game, each player must do one of three actions to choose from. The first move in this belongs to the player to the left of the deliverer. These actions are as follows:

turn over – take one card from the top of the remaining deck and put it in the open form on the reset until the color of the suit at the top card changes. For example, after shuffling the cards top-up card reset the red suit, the player moves as long as the top card reset will not be a black suit. If one of the players has already changed the color of the suit to black, the next player changes the suit to red when flipping.

flip – top card is reset to change the place with the lowest card reset.

skip – do not do any action.

As soon as each player makes one of the three above actions, the game begins. The first move belongs to the player to the left of the deliverer. The player must play a card one value higher or lower than the top discard card. If a player can not put a card of the same value, then he must take a card from the reserve and the move goes to the next player clockwise. If you put a card on one value older or younger and the color of the suit is different from the top discard card, for example, the discard card is red, and the player’s card is black, then the move goes to the next player. If a player puts a card of the same color suit, he receives a penalty in the form of taken cards from the reserve in an amount equal to the laid out card, after which the move goes to the next player clockwise. Thus, the player who first gets rid of all his cards becomes the winner. As soon as the reserve cards run out, the lower and upper cards are discarded, and all other cards are moved to the reserve. The cost of cards in points: ACE – 14 points, king – 13 points, lady – 12 points, Jack – 11, all other cards in their value.

Note. When translating the rules from English into Russian, the rules did not specify the cost of cards in glasses. Perhaps it would be better to specify the following values: ACE – 11 points, king-Queen-Jack-10 points for each, all other cards in their value.