QUICK, PLAY! Instructions

SPITE & MALICE Game Play Overview

SET UP example for 2 players:

2 decks of cards
20 cards each dealt to the players’ SIDE piles*
5 cards each dealt to the players’ HAND


Be the first player to use all the cards in their SIDE pile.

How is this done?


You begin each turn with 5 cards in your HAND.  You will always be dealt new cards from the STOCK to replace cards you played from your HAND during your last turn.

How do I play to the CENTER piles?

I have no cards to play to the CENTER! What are the HOLD piles for? So what am I trying to do? Ahh, is it really that easy? And how do I play against a human player?

*The default, or "House Rules" are 20 cards in the Side (payoff) piles, decks shuffled together, no forced cards and a Wild card can be used in place of any card. The Rules can be changed to:

Side payoff pile: 10, 15, 20, or 26 cards
Number of centers: 3 or 4 for 2 player games.
Deck shuffle: Shuffle decks together or shuffle decks separately for the setup.
Forced cards: Force Aces or Twos. This can be enforced for either visible cards only (not the cards hidden in your hand) or all cards.
Wild card: Wild card cannot be used as an ace.

Additional information for 3-4 player games:

1 deck of cards is added for each player, so a 4 player game uses 4 decks of cards.
4 center piles

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