OBJECT OF TOTIT: The objective of Totit is to be the player with the most points at the end of the game.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3 to 6 Players
MATERIALS: 2 Standard 52 Card Decks
TYPE OF GAME: Fishing Card Game
OVERVIEW OF TOTIT
Totit is a little different than some other fishing games. The deck is a little different from the average game, consisting of a few cards from each standard deck. The game can accommodate up to six people, allowing for larger playing groups. The goal of the game is to acquire more points than any other player!
To begin setup, the playing deck must be created. The deck will consist of all cards from ace to nine in the suits of Diamonds, Clubs, and Hearts, and the Jacks, Queens, and Kings from the suit of Spades. All other cards are removed. This playing deck should consist of sixty cards.
Drawing for high cards is the easiest way to determine seating positions. The players seat themselves in the order of cards, high to low. The player with the highest card will act as the first dealer. The dealer will begin by shuffling the deck and allowing the player to their right to cut the deck.
The dealer will then deal eighteen cards to the center of the table, face up. Following that, the dealer will deal cards one at a time to each player, going clockwise around the group. Dealing will continue until all players have seven cards. Remaining cards will be placed to the side. The game is ready to begin!
The player on the dealer’s left will be the first player, and gameplay will continue clockwise around the group. During their turn, players must play one card from their hand. Players may either play a single card or capture a card from the table.
On their first turn, players may capture a card by playing the exact same card. The player will then place the two cards to the side of them, creating their captured pile. On the other turns, players may capture cards of the same rank, but they may be different suits.
Aces, Jacks, Queens, and Kings are all considered to be the same rank when it comes to capturing. When the players have played the last of the cards, the hand comes to an end, and points are tallied.
END OF GAME
The game comes to an end when all players have been able to play the role of the dealer one time. At the end of the final hand, players will tally their total points scored throughout the game. The player with the most points is declared the winner!