OBJECTIVE OF RED7: Be the first player to reach
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 – 4
NUMBER OF CARDS: 49 cards
RANK OF CARDS: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet all 1 – 7
TYPE OF GAME: Hand Shedding
INTRODUCTION OF RED7
Red7 is a puzzle of a hand shedder in which the rules change during a player’s turn. Players must be able to follow the rule by the end of their turn or else they are out of the game. The last player remaining wins.
THE CARDS & THE DEAL
The Red7 deck is composed of 49 cards numbered 1 – 7. The deck consists of seven suits – one for each color of the rainbow. The suits are ranked (high) Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, & Violet (low). Just remember ROY G BIV for colors and order. Each suit also has its own rule for being the winner at the end of a turn.
Shuffle and deal seven cards to each player. This is the player’s hand, and it should be kept secret. Also deal one card face up to each player. This card is placed face up on the table, and it is called the player’s Palette.
The rest of the cards are placed face down as the draw pile. Use the You are Playing Red card to begin the discard pile which is referred to as the Canvas.
There are four things a player can do on their turn. The player must choose one to complete.
A player can play one card from their hand to their Palette.
A player can play one card from their hand to the Canvas. This changes the rule for the turn. If a player does this, they must be winning after the card is played.
A player can play one card from their hand to their Palette and then also play one card from their hand to the Canvas. Again, the player must be winning after completing this action.
A player can also do nothing. If a player is unable to do any of the above mentioned actions, they are out for the round.
Any player who is not winning the game by the end of their turn is automatically out for the round. They must place their cards face down on their Palette pile.
DETERMINE THE WINNER AT THE END OF A TURN
The player with the most cards that meet the current game’s rule is the current winner for the round. If there is a tie, first compare card ranking. If there is still a tie, compare colors.
Continue playing rounds until all but one player remains.
The final player remaining in the game wins.