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The Great Dalmuti

March 2014Posted by Sir Lard Sat, March 15, 2014 09:27:22

6th March
Tonite all 7, yes Gareth had had a baby (congratulations to him and his better half!)and was able to join us with his Father Malcolm, so we decide to ease them back in with a game of the Great Dalmuti, we set an hour limit on the game and began.

To remind all the readers what the game is about this is the descirption of the game

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.

Thursday Night Report

The gloves were off, many a seat change throught the game (in our thursday night games will call the person who is first the king, next the prince, then merchant(s), peasant (scorer)and lower peasant (dealer)) but at the last hand Malcolm was in the lead, and the Squire thought that he still had a chance but Malcolm would have to finish this round last or atleast second to last for the Squire to win, as I had a knightmare of a last hand I was the lower peasant the person who give the current King his to cards I looked at my hand, I had the Great dalmuti card in my hand, a two, 2 threes and a jester card, as you can guess Malcolm got the Dalmuti card and the 2, and then won the game! Sir Keith just managed to keep above Gareth score so Gareth came Last!

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