OBJECTIVE OF SPLASH: The objective of Splash is to collect more dolphins than any other player by collecting matching cards.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3 to 6 Players
MATERIALS: 40 Playing Cards, 5 Dolphins, 1 Scorepad, and Instructions
TYPE OF GAME: Party Card Game
AUDIENCE: Ages 6 and Up
OVERVIEW OF SPLASH
Splash is a fun, excitement filled game that is perfect for family night. Players of all ages are able to easily learn, and participate, in the game. Everyone will play at the same time, so begin slow if there are younger children in your group. Pass cards to the player on your left and receive cards from the player on your right. Attempt to collect four matching cards and earn yourself a dolphin! Make a splash and have some fun!
To begin setup, place the dolphins in the center of the playing area. There should always be one less dolphin than there are players. The group will determine who they want to be the dealer, and they will then gather the cards. There is a score sheet available, so that points may be tallied over numerous games.
The dealer will shuffle the cards and deal four cards to each player. The game is ready to begin as soon as all players have become oriented with their hand.
The game begins and continues at a quick pace. All at once, players will begin passing one card from their hand to the player found on their left. The player to their right should also hand them a card. As players gather and give cards, they should attempt to keep matching cards.
When a player has gathered four matching cards in their hand, they collect a dolphin and place it directly in front of them. At this point, all of the other players will grab a dolphin as quick as they can. Remember, one person will always be left out. The dealer will then reshuffle and deal the cards.
The game continues in this manner until the players have played the predetermined number of rounds, or until they are tired of the game. Points are tallied from the score pad and the winner is determined.
END OF GAME
The game comes to an end when the players have played as many rounds as they want. At this point, players will stop passing their cards, and the winner is determined. The player who has collected the most dolphins wins the game! If there is a tie, the player with the most matches in their hand, wins!