Burglars (sneak preview)
The burglars arrived at the same day at the same bank to steal the diamonds. Everyone is trying to stop everyone else from stealing the diamonds that they want for themselves. And, naturally, they’re also trying to rob one another. They’re here to get rich, not make friends. Burglars is a party card game for 2-6 players.
The goal of the game is to have the most diamonds at the end. The game ends when all diamonds have been stolen from the Bank. Place the 25 diamonds in the middle of the table. This is called the Bank. Players shuffle the cards and each gets 4 cards. Then the players throw the die. Whoever rolls the highest number plays first. Other players take turns counter-clockwise.
At the beginning of the turn, the player declares if they will be robbing the Bank or another player. The player cannot pass. Then the player rolls the die to determine how many diamonds they will be stealing. The die roll is then modified by the cards all players play. Afterwards, the player in turn gets from (gives to) the Bank or to the player they were robbing the number of diamonds that came up. The player gets three more cards from the deck and ends their turn.
In order for a player to steal the Bank or another player, they start by rolling the die. The die roll is the initial amount of diamonds the player can get. All players can increase this number of diamonds by playing positive (green) cards, or they can decrease it playing negative (yellow) cards. There is no order by which the players play their cards. When everyone has decided they are not playing any more cards, the player in turn gets the resulted number of diamonds. If this is a negative number though, the player must give diamonds back to the Bank or the player being robbed. The player cannot give back more diamonds than they have.
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