High Noon

Release Date: 
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Play Duration (experienced): 

by Sharon Cichelli

Object

Recall the sequence of cards played on an ever-growing stack.

You Need

A deck of cards. Any deck of cards will do. These rules assume that you’re using a Poker deck with the jokers removed.

Set Up

Shuffle the deck. Set it face-down where both players can reach it. Select a player to start.

Play

On your turn, you can raise or call.

To raise, take the top card of the deck and lay it face-up so it completely covers any previously-played cards. State the rank and suit of the card.

To call, sweep up the cards that have been played so far and say, “Draw!” Your opponent must state the name and rank of every card played so far, in order, from first played to last played. If your opponent succeeds, he or she gets the cards you’re holding. If your opponent fails, you get the cards. Either way, keep claimed cards face-down.

If there are cards in the deck after a call, play continues with the player who did not call.

The game ends when the deck runs out of cards. If there are cards in play and neither player wants to call when the deck runs out of cards, neither player gets to claim the cards in play.

Winning

Count your cards at the end of the game. The player with the most cards wins.

Variants

Shootin’ Gallery – You don’t have to call the cards in order – you just have to get all of them right.

Origin & Credits

Although the game is by Sharon, these rules were written by Jonathan, so any typos, lack of clarity, or other errors are all his fault.

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Minimum Age: 
13
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Price: 
$0(USD)