OBJECTIVE OF 5211: The objective of 5211 is to be the player with the most points when the game comes to an end.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 5 Players
MATERIALS: 20 Blue Cards, 20 Green Cards, 20 Yellow Cards, 20 Orange Cards, 20 Purple Cards, and Instructions
TYPE OF GAME: Party Card Game
AUDIENCE: Ages 8 and Up
OVERVIEW OF 5211
This game is all about majority rules. Players begin with a deck of five cards, playing two down during the first turn and two down during the next two turns. The cards of the majority color win points; however, if it exceeds the limit, the points are null and void. Rounds continue until there are no more cards in the draw pile. The player with the most points wins.
Firstly, shuffle all of the cards, removing some of the cards depending on how many players there were in the game. If there are two players, ten cards are removed, three players mean thirteen cards are removed, four players mean no cards are removed, and five players mean fifteen cards are removed.
Each player is then dealt 5 cards facing down. The rest of the cards are place face down in the center of the table, creating the draw pile. The game is ready to begin.
The game consists of numerous rounds. During each round the players will play four cards over the course of three turns, including two cards during their first turn and one during their next two turns. After each turn, the players will replenish their hands to ensure that they have five cards.
During the first turn players will choose two cards to place in front of them face down. When everyone is done, the cards are flipped, revealing them all simultaneously. Players will then draw two cards. During the next two turns, the players will only choose one card to play face down. The cards are then revealed, and each player will draw one card. Each player should have four face up cards at the end of the three turns.
After the three turns, the scoring begins. Firstly, the number of Kododo cards that were played is determined. If the number is equal to the number of players plus two, then only the Kododo cards are scored. The other cards will be discarded, and a new round immediately begins.
If the correct number of Kododo cards is not played, the color that is played the most is determined. Determine the number of cards of each color played during the round. Players will then collect the cards that match the color that was most popular that is in front of them. These cards are then added to the score pile. All the rest of the cards are discarded, and a new round can begin.
If the majority color is above the limit, which is the number of players plus three, then all cards of that color are discarded. The next color majority is then determined. The game continues in this manner until all of the cards from the draw pile have been used.
END OF GAME
When the draw pile is depleted, a final round is played with the five cards that each player has. During this round, the hands will never ben replenished. Players will then total the value of the cards in their score pile. The player who has the most points, wins!