OBJECT OF TABLANETTE: The object of Tablanette is to be the first player to score a total of 251 points to win the game.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 players
MATERIALS: A standard deck of 52 cards, a way to keep score, and a flat surface.
TYPE OF GAME: Accumulating Card Game
OVERVIEW OF TABLANETTE
Tablanette is an accumulating card game for 2 players. The goal of the game is to win by scoring 251 or more points before your opponent does.
The game consists of players collecting cards from a central layout by matching their values with cards from their hands.
The first dealer is chosen at random and alternated between players. The dealer will shuffle the deck and deals each player a hand of 6 cards. The dealer then deals four cards faceup in the center of the play area. Any jacks are buried to the bottom of the deck and new cards take their place. The remaining cards are placed near the dealer for later.
Once all 6 cards have been played from both players’ hands the dealer will reshuffle the deck and deal each player 6 new cards. The game ends once the deck is empty and all cards have been played from hand.
The cards have values attached to them. Cards 2 through 10 have the value associated with their numerical value. Aces have a value of either 1 or 11, this is up to the player to decide when it is played. Kings have a value of 13, Queens have a value of 12, and Jacks have a value of 0.
The player who did not deal starts the game. On a player’s turn, they will play a card from their hand. Players will either play a card that matches the value of a card(s) or play a card to the layout.
If playing a card to the layout you lay your card from hand, face up to the layout, and pass your turn.
If playing a card to collect cards from the layout, the card played must match either the value of a single card or the sum value of more than one card. it is also possible to score all the cards in the layout either by playing a card that matches the sum value of all the cards or by playing a jack. If you play a card that is not a jack and scores the full layout, this is called a Tablanette.
If collecting cards, all cards that equal the sum, plus the card played from their hand are all added to the player’s score pile. If you also scored a Tablanette, you will add to your game score the sum of all cards collected. For example, if you used a queen with a value of 12 to score two 6s from the table you would score 24 points.
Players alternate turns until all cards have been played from their hand and the deck is empty. The last player to have collected a card from the layout collects any remaining cards in the layout at the end of the game.
Once the round has ended. Players will score points.
END OF GAME
The game ends once a score of 251 points is met by a player. This player wins the game.