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Your hand will contain nine cards based on the Periodic Table of Elements, and you will allocate them into three melds of words, straights, 3-of-a-family, and 3-of-a-period (hundreds of possible melds), presenting a challenging puzzle in every deal. In every meld, the strongest wins and eliminates the others, then the weakest of those (which already won one point) gets another point.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2-4
DURATION: 1 hour
GAME COMPONENTS: 44 playing cards, plus 8 others
The phases of a round.
A hand allocated into three melds, like in the game
Score sheet showing three points
Order of melds in the game
An important strategy of the game is allocating the nine cards into three melds that will get the most points: players want middling melds: strong enough to win the meld (since others are removed), but weak enough to win the round.