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Other Names:Crazy Nines, Hara Kiri, Polish Poker, Turtle, Polish Polka
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Players:2 - 6
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Four or more players use two standard 52-card decks plus 2 or 4 Jokers. Each player is dealt 6 cards face down from the deck, the remainder is placed face down to form the stock and the top card is turned up to start the discard pile beside it. Players arrange their 6 cards in 2 rows of 3 in front of them and turn 2 of these cards face up. This arrangement is maintained throughout the game and players always have 6 cards in front of them.

The object is for players to reduce the value of the cards in front of them by either swapping them for lesser value cards or by pairing them up with cards of equal rank.
Beginning at dealer's left, players take turns drawing single cards from either the stock or discard piles. The drawn card may either be swapped for one of that player's 6 cards, or discarded. If the card is swapped for one of the face down cards, the card swapped in remains face up. The round ends when all of a player's cards are face-up. Remaining players then have one turn to draw a card to improve their hands and then scores are totaled and recorded on a running score sheet. [Wikipedia]




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