OBJECT OF RAGE: The object of Rage is to bid correctly throughout the game and have the highest score by the end of the game.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 8 players
MATERIALS: A Rage Deck of 110 Cards and Instructions
TYPE OF GAME: Strategy Card Game
OVERVIEW OF RAGE
Rage will test your patience quickly! With this fast paced card game, you can be winning one minute and seriously losing the next. The game is filled with revenge, laughs, and competitiveness. This is an awesome game for families with younger members to practice number and color recognition as well.
The goal is to earn the most points, by winning the most tricks, by playing the correct cards! These cards need to match the leading suit played; however, when Rage Cards are played, the game gets much more interesting. Players have the ability to mess with their opponents and make sure they do not make their bid!
To begin setup, the group will assign a scorekeeper. This player will write all players’ names at the top of the score sheet and keep up with scores throughout the course of the game. The group will then decide who will be the first dealer. The dealer will shuffle the cards and deal 10 cards to each player for the first round.
After cards have been dealt, the dealer will shuffle the deck and place it in the middle of the group. The top card will then be flipped over and placed on top of the deck, determining the trump color for the upcoming round. The game is ready to begin!
To begin the game, the player to the left of the dealer plays a card from his hand by placing it face up in the center of the playing area. Play passes to the left with each player laying one card from their hand face up in the center of the playing area. Each player must play a card that matches the leading suit if they have a matching card in their hand. If a player does not have a matching card, they may play any card including a Trump Card or an Action Card.
When each player has played a card, the trick is now considered complete. The trick is won by the highest scoring card of the leading suit. If any Trump Cards have been played, then the trick has been trumped! The highest scoring Trump Card wins the trick. The player who wins the trick keeps up with the number won by gathering all played cards and placing them in a stack next to them.
The player who won the trick begins the next round by playing the leading card from their hand. Rounds will continue until all cards in a player’s hand have been played. The player who has won the most tricks won, and the most points scored, wins the game!
Each round players receive smaller amounts of playing cards. For the first round, each player receives 10 playing cards. For round 10, each player receives only 1 playing card.
Bidding is just for fun and to add some laughs to the game. Each player, after looking over the cards in their hand, will determine how many tricks they think they can win throughout the round. The scorekeeper will write down how many tricks each player thought they would win.
When an Out Rage Card is played, the Trump Card becomes voided. It is then flipped back over, facing down, and any card is considered a normal color card. The goal is to match the leading suit, and there is no way around it for the remainder of the round!
The player who wins a trick when a Bonus Rage Card is played earns 5 extra points.
When the Change Rage Card is played, the player may sort through the Trump Deck and find a Trump Card that is a different color. This card may now become the new Trump card for the remainder of the round.
The player who wins a trick when a Mad Rage Card is played loses 5 points.
When a Wild Rage Card is played, the player may choose whatever color for it to represent. This card is considered the highest scoring card of that color, even if another Wild Rage Card has been played.
END OF GAME
The game ends after 10 rounds of play. The scorekeeper will tally all players’ points and declare the winner!