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STING Card Game instructions
STING. is a Rummy Card Game gone Wild! It combines Wicked Strategy and Wild Fun for hours of family entertainment. From the makers of UNO'
AGES: 9 to Adult PLAYERS: 2 to 6
OBJECT OF GAME: Be the first player to rid your hand of all cards by giving them to your opponents.
EQUIPMENT: 106 Cards consisting
2 sets of red cards numbered 1-10
2 sets of blue cards numbered 1-10
2 sets of green cards numbered 1-10
2 sets of Show cards numbered 1-10
4 Wild Sting cards
4 Double Wild Sting cards
2 Triple Wild Sting cards
2 Super Wild Sting cards
8 Pass-A-Pile cards.
4 Take-It-Back cards
2 Quick Reference Information Cards
FIRST TIME PLAYERS OF STING: We suggest playing at least the first game FACE UP on the table so that all the players can read the instructions together.
SUMMARY OF PLAY: Deal 10 cards to each player. Then each player in turn tries to get rid of his cards by grouping the cards in his hand into runs and sets and then placing the cards in front of any opponents. The round is over when a player gets rid of his cards. Player with the lowest point total at the end of 5 rounds is the winner.
TERMS USED IN THIS GAME:
A ROUND is a hand of play. A Round ends when a player gets rid of his cards. A game consists of several rounds. (SEE WINNER)
A SET is at least 3 cards of the same number but all different colors. (As in Rummy) FOR EXAMPLE:
A RUN is at least 3 cards of the same color but different numbers in. a sequence (As in Rummy) FOR EXAMPLE:
A WILD CARD is a card that can represent another card of ANY COLOR and ANY NUMBER
HOW TO PLAY:
Before playing remove the 2 Quick Reference Cards and 2 Promotion Cards.
1. Each player picks a card,
high card is dealer.
2. Deal 10 cards to each player.
3. Remaining cards are stacked in a pile face down to form the Draw Pile.
4. Turn over top card of Draw Pile and place next to it face up to form the Discard Pile. If the card is a word card, turn over the first numerical card.
5. Player to the left of the dealer goes first. This player must first draw 1 or 2 cards from the Draw Pile. However, before drawing, the player must announce to all players how many he will draw. (Strategy Hint: At the beginning of a turn the 1 or 2 card draw is a strategic option. Draw only 1 card if you have many
cards in your hand. Draw 2 cards if you are "stuck" with only a few cards in your hand).
6. The first player then tries to make as many sets or runs as possible by laying them on the table in front of any of the opponents. The player may lay down sets and runs in front of several different opponents if he wishes. The player can continue to make plays as long as he can.
7. When the player cannot make any more plays, he must discard 1 card FACE UP on the discard pile. The turn ends and passes to the next player on the left.
STING is made exciting and unusual by using SPECIAL WORD CARDS. The following may be referred to as a quick reference during the play of the game (Quick Reference cards are included in the deck with this information for use during play):
WILD STING CARD - This is a Wild
DOUBLE STING CARD - A Wild Card that doubles the score.
TRIPLE STING CARD - A Wild Card that triples the score.
SUPER STING CARD - A Wild Card that cannot be passed.
PASS-A-PILE CARD - Allows a player to pass one of his runs or sets.
TAKE-IT-BACK CARD - Allows a player to return a run or set immediately after it is passed.
The following explains each card in detail:
WILD STING CARD - This is a WILD
card. One WILD STING may be used in any 3 card set or a 3 card
run. Two WILD STING may be used in any sets or runs of 4 or more.
Three WILD STING may be used in any runs of 7 or more. However,
in any runs 2 WILD cards can never be placed consecutively. A
numerical card must
always separate them.
DOUBLE WILD STING CARD - Same as WILD STING but when a run or set is scored then the score for the run or set is DOUBLED.
TRIPLE WILD STING CARD - Same as above, but when a run or set is scored then the score for the run or set is TRIPLED.
SUPER STING CARD - Same as WILD STING except when given to a player in a run or set, the player receiving it MUST KEEP IT until the end of the round. It cannot be passed by using a PASS-A-PILE card. However, other players can continue to add to it.
PASS-A-PILE CARD - When it is your turn, you may play this card on the Discard Pile and then take one run or set on the table in front of you and place' it immediately in front of any other player.
TAKE-IT-BACK CARD - When an opponent uses a PASS-A-PILE card during his turn and passes one of his runs or sets, to you, you may play a TAKE-IT-BACK card IMMEDIATELY on the Discard Pile, even though it is not your turn, and return the run or set back to the player who tried to give it to you. (The player could return the run or set back to you again only if he had a TAKE-IT-BACK card.) The TAKE-IT-BACK card CANNOT be used to return runs or sets ORIGINALLY GIVEN FROM A PLAYERS HAND. The TAKE-IT-BACK card can only be used after a PASS-A-PILE card has been played.
A player's turn always begins by drawing 1 or 2 cards. A player's turn always ends by discarding 1 card on the Discard Pile. This discard is in addition to any PASS-A-PILE or TAKE-IT-BACK cards played on the Discard Pile during the player s turn.
If the Draw Pile is used up before a player gets rid of his cards, reshuffle the Discard Pile and stack it FACE DOWN to form a new Draw Pile. Turn over the top card to start a new Discard Pile.
Play continues until a player gets rid of the cards in his hand. The round then ends and points are scored. All cards in front of each player at the end of a round are scored AGAINST him. (Except the winner of the round). Also, all cards left in each players hand is also scored against him. The player whp gets rid of his cards ALWAYS scores "0" points even if there are runs or sets left in front of him.
After points are totaled at the end of each round, the next round is dealt. The player with the LOWEST score at the end of a determined number of rounds is the WINNER. (Suggestion: 5 rounds for beginners).
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Address correspondence regarding this game to:
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