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Subject: 4 stack variation rss

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mark mathias
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My friend and I accidentally made a variation by wrongly understanding the rules to Casino. Luckily, this is a VERY fun way to play, but almost plays like a completely different game.

The difference is, we thought you were only limited to 4 spaces in which to lay cards on the table. We misunderstood how each card, not involved in a build is placed on it's own on the table. We could lay new cards down on any of the four spaces. Once the spaces were filled, you placed the cards on top of others. These were not builds, but covered up previously played cards. This lead to a very strategic game where blocking was a major strategy.

For example, lets say the table has A J 10 7 on it. Player 1 wants to play a 6. He decides to lay the 6 on top of the A. The A is now buried under a single card. Player 2 has a 3 and a 10 in his hand. He declares "building 10s" and places his 3 and the 7 on top of the 10. If the build is still there when his turn comes around, he can capture the build with the remaining 10 in his hand.

The game uses all the same rules for builds, pairing etc. The ONLY difference is you are limited to 4 build piles and cover up cards without them being a build. This results in less sweeps, but they do still happen, but they seem more special this way.

You would be surprised how fun this makes the game, and how EPIC the "last" round is. There can be many cards one by the last matching pair, however it is often around 7 cards.

EDIT: For more variety, this can be played with all popular variants such as royal casino, etc.
 
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