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Match cards together to make pairs. This game is easy to play and involves bluffing.
HOW TO PLAY CAMBIO
Deal four cards to each player face down in a square. Each player can look at the two cards closest to them, but only once. Players should try to memorize the cards. Deal one card face up from the deck to start the pile.
Player one takes one card either from the pile or deck and looks at it, e.g. 6. Players have different options depending on if the card is a trump, see Trump Cards. The 6 is not a trump and must be swapped for a player’s own face down card.
HOW TO WIN
The player to play all of their cards or the one with the lowest score wins the round. Score the lowest points overall to win the game.
Player one takes the 6 and places it face down under one of their four cards. The card above the 6 is then turned face up and placed on the pile e.g. 4. Players must turn it away from them so opponents see it first. The next player(s) then follow the same process.
When a trump card is picked up from the deck it can be played straight onto the pile without swapping it. The player then completes the action for that card, see below. Cards not picked up from the deck do not have a trump action.
If players have memorized a face down card that matches the top card in the pile e.g. 4 and 4, they can pick up the card and put it onto the pile. The card can be from their cards or an opponents. If it’s from their cards they play with
one less card.
If a player matches a pair by using an opponent’s card then they give that opponent one of their face down cards. Neither player looks at the face down card being passed.
If two players match a card, the second player to match the card must take theirs back. If a player attempts to match a card but they are not a match, they get a one card penalty. The card is placed face down to the side of their other cards.
If a player thinks they have the lowest points score they can call “cambio” on their turn. They do not get to take another card. All other players then get one more turn. The color of the king defines the points, for all other cards both colors have the same value.
POINTS PER CARD
Cards are then turned over and points counted. If the player who called cambio has the same score or higher than another player then they score thirty three points. If a player has no cards they score zero.
The game continues with new rounds until one player has at least fifty points. The player with the lowest score is the winner. If there is a draw, another round is played by all players.
VIDEO OF HOW TO PLAY CAMBIO
At the start of the game, players cannot match the first card turned face up on the pile.
Players should try to memorize their opponent’s cards whenever they get the chance to see them.
The position of face down cards cannot be changed. This is so that other players can remember the positions of their opponent’s cards.
The most common questions will be added here. Scroll to the bottom of the page to add a question or comment about this game.