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Dallas Card Game Rules And Instructions - How To Play Dallas

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No. 02014
For 2 to 4 players
Ages 8 to Adult
Dallas Card Game art

A card game of wheeling, dealing and stealing!
(J.R. would be proud) 
To be the first to accumulate 20 million dollars in holdings of Assets and/or Cash. This is done by building your holdings with INVESTMENTS and Ewing Family Connections, relentlessly stealing from opponents and deviously protecting your holdings.

- 45 Asset cards
- 17 Cash cards
- 13 Ewing Connection cards

- The 45 Asset cards and the 17 Cash cards represent the Dallas Deck of cards. These are the building blocks upon which your
wealth is accumulated.
- Asset cards consist of five Investment commodities:
1) Oil
2) Real Estate
3) Raw Land
4) Cattle
5) Securities
- For each of the five commodities within the Asset group, there are nine cards with the following values.
3 cards valued at $200,000 each
2 cards valued at $300,000 each
2 cards valued at $500,000 each
1 card valued at $800,000
1 card valued at $1,000,000
- Cash cards represent cold, hard cash. The assigned values of the 17 Cash cards are broken down as follows:
4 cards valued at $200,000 each
4 cards valued at $300,000 each
4 cards valued at $500,000 each
2 cards valued at $800,000 each
2 cards valued at $1,000,000 each
1 card valued at $1,500,000
- The 13 Ewing Connection cards carry a monetary value of one million dollars each and are designated by commodity as follows:
2 - Oil
2 - Real Estate
2 - Raw Land
2 - Cattle
2 - Securities
3 - JR.

- The 45 Asset cards and 17 Cash cards are shuffled together to form the Dallas Deck.
- The 13 Ewing Connection cards are shuffled to form a separate deck.
- A dealer is chosen by drawing from the Dallas Deck. The player drawing the highest value (Asset or Cash) card becomes the dealer.
- The drawn cards are reshuffled into the Dallas Deck.
- Each player, starting to the dealer's left, is dealt 7 Dallas cards and 1 Ewing Connection card.
- The Dallas Deck is placed face down and two cards are drawn and laid face up to form the base of the trading row.
- The Ewing Connection Deck is placed face down alongside the Dallas Deck.


1) Ewing Connection Option:
At the start of a turn a player may obtain one Ewing Connection card by:
A) Using any Cash card to purchase a Ewing Connection card from the deck. (The Cash card is then removed from play - forming a discard pile.)
B) Trading a Ewing Connection card in his possession for a new one. (The player places the card from his hand at the bottom of the Ewing Connection Deck and draws a new one from the top.)
2) Pooling Your Assets:
A) On every turn a player must draw two cards from the Dallas Deck. Adding these to your hand increases your chances to make and close your deals. Just remember that at the end of your turn you must place one Dallas card (Cash or Asset) into the trading row.

1. Forming Investments:
On any turn a player may form an Investment which must consist of three Asset cards of the same commodity. A Ewing Connection card may be used as the fourth card which will help you in making your Investment grow The sum of their individual values represents the net worth of the Investment.

2. Making Your Investments Grow:
A) In order to increase the value of an initial 3 card Investment, a player must place a Ewing Connection card, of the same commodity, on the Investment. This may already have been done when the initial Investment had been laid down. In that case, a player may add additional Ewing Connection cards, Asset cards or straight Cash.
3. Buying and Trading:
A) On any turn, a player may use his Cash to purchase Assets from the trading row. This transaction must be for equal value. The value of the Cash card used must equal the value of the Asset and/or Cash cards taken from the trading row. (This can be one or
more Asset cards or any combination of Asset cards or any combination of Assets plus Cash cards.) Any Cash cards used for purchasing are taken from play and put in a discard pile.
B) On any turn a player may trade one Asset card in his hand for one in the trading row with the following provisions:
1) Dollar values are equal.
2) The acquired card is immediately put into play by either forming
an Investment or adding value to an existing Investment.

1) Any unprotected Investments may be stolen. A player holding a Ewing Connection card of the same commodity as an opponent's Investment may steal that Investment by placing his card over the
Investment and bring it over to his empire.
2) Pulling a J.R.: The three J.R. cards are part of the Ewing Connection deck.
A) A J.R. card can be used to protect any Investment. Once it is placed on an Investment, that Investment can not be stolen.
B) A J.R. card can also be used to steal any Investment from your opponent. Once it is stolen with a JR. card, it is protected and cannot be stolen again.
3) Any time a Ewing Connection (commodity or JR.) is used for theft of an Investment, that Investment may be built upon with more like Assets.
4) When stealing an Investment, that Investment can stand on its own or be added to one of your Investments of the same commodity. Whatever decision you make must stand for the rest of the round.
At the end of each turn a player must discard one Dallas card. The only exception to this is when a player only has Ewing Connection cards in his hand. In this case he doesn't discard.

When a player uses his last card either by discarding or by wheeling, dealing or stealing, he has gone out and the round
is over.

At the end of a round, a player's profit is scored in the following manner:
1. Each Ewing Connection card left in a player's hand counts as a $1,000,000 loss.
2. Each Ewing Connection card that is part of an Investment counts as $1,000,000.
3. All Cash and Assets in Investments count for their face value.

If you have any questions concerning this game, write to:
Customer Service,
Mego Corp., 41 Madison Avenue,
New York, NY 10010

Dallas Characters and Likenesses (c) 1980 Lorimar Productions,
Inc. All Rights Reserved. Lic. by Ziv International, Inc.
c 1980 Mego Corp.
Manufactured for Mego Corp.. NewYork, N.Y. 10010 in the U.S.A.

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