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Collect runs and sets to win the game. A wild card in each round adds an element of luck to a game that takes skill to win.
HOW TO PLAY THREE 13
In the first round, each player is dealt three cards face down. One card is placed face up next to the pile.
Player one takes a card from the pile or deck, then tries to create runs e.g. 4♠️, 5♠️, 6♠️ of the same suit or sets of the same number e.g. 8♥️, 8♣️, 8♦️.
HOW TO WIN
The game lasts for ten rounds. The player with the lowest total score across all the rounds wins.
DISCARDING A CARD
Player one must then discard a card onto the pile e.g. Q. The next player then takes a turn.
In each round there are four wild cards which can be used as any card if a player gets one. The wild card is the same card as the number of cards dealt e.g. in the first round it’s the four 3’s.
WINNING THE ROUND
When a player can play all their cards they place them face up. They must also discard a card onto the pile. All sets and runs must have at least three cards.
ENDING THE ROUND
All other players then have one more turn and can play their sets and runs. Players count the points of any remaining cards and add them to their total score e.g. 4, 2, 4 is ten points.
POINTS PER CARD
STARTING A NEW ROUND
The next player shuffles and deals. The next round has four cards dealt with the 4’s as the wild cards. This continues for ten rounds.
After the tenth round, when K’s are wild cards and each player has thirteen cards, the winner is the player with the lowest total score. If there’s a draw, another tenth round is played.
VIDEO OF HOW TO PLAY THREE 13
In round three (when players have five cards) it’s possible to finish with a set of four cards of the same number and a wild card.
If winning is unlikely in any round, then collecting the cards with the lowest points is common tactic.
Add the two joker cards from the deck to have a total of six wild cards per round. This will reduce the skill level needed.
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