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- Quick, fun card game
- Easy to learn
- 80-card commercial deck contains cards ranked from 12 to 1, along with two jokers
- Each card bears a number, which is not only its rank, but also tells you how many of that card exists in the deck
- A light card game where players gain status by going out first
- Seat positions change and the cards are re-dealt
- Person who first got rid of all his cards becomes The Great Dalmuti
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A light card game where players gain status by going out first. The 80-card commercial deck contains cards ranked from 12 to 1, along with two Jesters. Each card bears a number, which is not only its rank, but also tells you how many of that card exist in the deck. In other words, there are twelve 12s, eleven 11s, four 4s and a single card ranked 1. The lower the number, the better the rank. The deck is dealt out to all players and the object is to get rid of your cards as fast as possible. The hand begins with one person playing one or more card to the center of the table. The cards played must all be of the same rank (although Jesters are wild, and may be played with any other cards). Each player in turn must now either play the same number of cards of a better rank, or pass. Play continues around the table until everyone has passed; at that point, the cards are cleared and whoever played the last set of cards leads the next round. After everyone has gone out, the players are ranked. For example, the person who first got rid of all his cards becomes The Great Dalmuti. Players change seat position to represent the new hierarchy and begin another round. The Great Dalmuti is generally played for many rounds.
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Life isn’t fair. And neither is The Great Dalmuti. In one round you’re at the top of the heap, and in the next you could be peasant scum. In this fast-paced game of medieval one-upmanship, players take their places in the pecking order, from Greater Peon to Greater Dalmuti. But the roles change in every round, so get rid of the cards in your hand fast. The quicker you rid yourself of your cards, the higher you’ll go. But don’t get comfortable in the cushy Greater Dalmuti chair because even the lowliest peon can unseat you and boot you out the door. Sounds unfair, sure it is. But the sweet taste of victory could make it all worthwhile. This short, fast-paced, fun card game is easy to learn and play. It takes about 15 minutes to play the game, and is for 5-10 players.
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Yet in general it's a 4 star card game as I have found our family often doesn't choose this game when it's only 3 to 5 players. And with any size of group, the outcome of each game is often the same. Which causes 2 things to happen for us. Either we keep playing and eat a lot of time because we really want to change rank, or we get frustrated in the lack of rank movement and stop quickly.
As a comparison, the more commonly known card game UNO, tends to have a much more varied winner result and is more time controlled by the number of players and deck size. This game is still time controlled by deck size and group size; but the winner results tend to be a little flat for variation.
Overall, an excellent card game for any collection and covered the large group player size nicely.