OBJECTIVE OF BONNIE AND CLYDE: The objective of Bonnie and Clyde is to be the first player to score 100 points.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 4 Players
MATERIALS: Gameboard, 60 Evidence Cards, 15 Ted Hinton Cards, 1 Clyde Barrow Card, 1 Bonnie Parker, 1 Crime Spree Figure, Instructions
TYPE OF GAME: Rummy Board Game
AUDIENCE: Ages 8 and Up
OVERVIEW OF BONNIE AND CLYDE
In Bonnie and Clyde, you play a FBI agent, who is attempting to catch the infamous Bonnie and Clyde. However, you aren’t the only one. Every FBI agent is looking for them. It is played in the same way as classic Rummy, with each of the players playing melds and layoffs of Evidence cards in order to score their points. Players race to get 100 points.
The game board is placed in the middle of the playing area with all ten locations playing. The Crime Spree figure is placed on the Kaufman Texas location. Eight random cards are taken from the deck with the Bonnie and Clyde cards. All ten cards are then shuffled, with each one placed underneath the ten locations found on the game board.
The dealer is randomly chosen. They will shuffle the deck, dealing ten cards for two players, nine for three players, or eight for four players. The remainder of the deck is placed in the middle, face down, creating the draw pile. The top card is revealed and placed beside the draw pile, creating the discard pile. The game is then ready to begin.
Gameplay begins with the first player and then continues clockwise around the group. The first player will be the player to the left of the dealer. Each player will draw cards, choose to play, and then discard cards. Players must draw a card from the case file.
They may then choose to play a card. Players may only play one Ted Hinton card each turn. This card allows the player to draw two cards, take one from the files, or look at a card underneath a location. Players may choose to play a meld instead, which consists of three cards from the same location. Individual cards may be played to a meld in front of the player as well.
If the car is at a location that matches the cards that the player played, then their meld is placed sideways. Bonnie and Clyde cards must be played. After all players have completed these steps, the round comes to an end. The round will end when a player discards their final card or if there are no more cards in the Case File pile. The players will then tally their scores.
Only cards that are in front of the players are tallied. An evidence card that has been played sideways is worth four points, and others are worth two points. The Bonnie and Clyde cards earn ten points each. The cards are then shuffled and a new round begins if no players have scored 100 points.
END OF GAME
The game comes to an end immediately when a player has scored 100 points. This player is declared the winner! If two players reached 100 or more points at the same time, then the player with the most points is considered the winner. If no player has reached 100 points, then another round will begin.