INTRODUCTION
A simple bluffing game which is fun to play but tough to win. The skill is to workÂ out if opponents are telling the truth or telling a lie.

# THE DEAL

All cards are dealt evenly between players. ItÂ does not matter if some players have oneÂ more card than others. Players sort their cardsÂ by numbers.

# THE PLAY

Player one plays one to four cards (or one toÂ eight with two decks) face down in the center ofÂ the table. They declare how many cards theyÂ have played and the cards e.g. three 4â€™s.

HOW TO WIN
The first player who plays all of their cards is the winner.
The game ends when there is a winner.

## HIGHER OR LOWER

The next player must then play one or moreÂ cards that are one higher or lower than theÂ cards previously declared. In this exampleÂ they can only declare their card(s) to be 3â€™s orÂ 5â€™s.

Players do not need to tell the truth whenÂ they declare the card(s) they play.

## CALLING CHEAT

Any player who believes someone else is notÂ telling the truth can call “cheat” while placingÂ their hand on the pile. This can be said at anyÂ time. After calling “cheat” the cards that wereÂ just played are turned over.

## CHECKING CARDS

The cards are then checked to see if theÂ value and the number of cards match whatÂ was declared e.g. one 3 . If the challenger isÂ correct, then the lying player collects all theÂ cards in the pile, e.g. with one A as above. IfÂ the challenger was wrong, then they pick upÂ all of the cards.

## RESTARTING

The game restarts with the player to the left ofÂ the player that picked up the cards. They canÂ declare any cards. Play continues with oneÂ turn each until a player calls “cheat”.

## RESTARTING

The A can be played as a high or low card,Â e.g. after a player declares 2â€™s or Kâ€™s the nextÂ player has the option to declare Aâ€™s.

## ENDING THE GAME

Whoever plays all their cards first wins. A new game is then started.

# STRATEGY

The lower the number of cardsÂ declared, the lower the chanceÂ of others calling “cheat”.

Some players will play moreÂ cards than they declare.

# TIPS

It can be better to call “cheat”Â beforeÂ a player’sÂ last turnÂ instead of risking playing theÂ last card if a lie is needed.

# EXTRAS

Players cannot touch the pileÂ unless they call “cheat”.

# VARIATIONS

– Players can pass rather than play. When this happens, they cannot rejoin until the round isÂ finished
– The round continues until all players have passed or “cheat” is called. If all players but oneÂ passes, they burn the cards and start the next round
– A slightly different version is when players declare cards in sequence with the first player havingÂ to play Aâ€™s, the second 2â€™S and so on up to Kâ€™s. Allow players to play the same value card that wasÂ just played

• I Doubt It
• Bragging
• Lying