The card game of Casino is a popular "fishing" card game (not to be confused with the game of "Go Fish") of uncertain origin, generally played with two to four players..
Casino is a game of collecting cards, worth different values, through a couple of different methods. The aim is to be the first person to reach a score of 21.
At the start of the game, deal four cards to each player (typically dealt two at a time) and four cards face up in a community row in the middle. Each player takes turns playing one card at a time and, after each person plays all four cards, four more are dealt to each, but no more to the community.
You can capture or collect a card or set of cards one of two ways: by playing a card of equal value to a card on the table (ex. 5 on 5, king on king, etc.) or by playing a numerical (non-face) card onto two or more numerical cards on the table that add up to the number on the card being played (ex. 9 on 4 and 5). You may also collect multiple sets that add up to your played card, all at once (ex. 9 on 4 and 5, 2 and 7, and another 9).
To build, you may place a card onto a communal card, leaving the cards uncollected, as you "build" toward some value. For example, if you have a 9 in your hand you may play a 5 on a communal 4, in anticipation of your next turn. However, somebody else may play a 9 before your next turn, stealing your build.
Trailing is essentially your last option when you cannot capture or build toward something. Just play a card, face up and end your turn. Trailing keeps the community alive throughout the game.
After all cards have been played, scoring commences. The person who captured last collects all remaining communal cards.
-Most cards collected: 3 points
-Most spades collected: 1 point
-Aces collected: 1 point each
-10 of diamonds: 2 points
-2 of spades: 1 point
After scores have been counted and recorded, the person on the original dealers left shuffles and re-deals in the same manner as the original deal. Play continues like this until somebody reaches or passes a score of 21; if multiple players achieve this on the same round, the higher score wins.
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