Diamonds Card Game
- No. of players: 2 - 6
- Playing time: 30 minutes
- Age: 8 +
Diamonds - Rules of Play says:
Diamonds is a trick-taking card game in which players collect Diamonds — not cards bearing that suit, mind you, but rather actual "Diamond Crystals" (acrylic crystals) included in the game.
In each round, the players start with a hand of ten cards. One player leads a card, and everyone else must play one card, following suit if possible. As you play a card, if you cannot follow suit, you immediately get a Suit Action card in the suit you did play. The player who played the highest card in the suit that was led wins the trick, and also gets a Suit Action. The player who won the trick leads a card to start the next trick. After a full Round of ten tricks, whoever has taken the most cards in each suit once again gets a Suit Action. If a player has taken no tricks, that player gets two Diamonds Suit Actions. Players then start a new round. Whoever has the most points in Diamond Crystals at the end of the game wins!
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