Gameday First Play – Digit
A game a sticks and cards.. no wait…
A FRUSTRATING game of sticks and cards…
The “Tricky Sticky Card Game”…..Stix is played with cards and sticks – both included with the game. Depending on the version being played, the winner is the player who puts down either all his cards or more cards than his opponents. Each player is dealt five cards face down. One card is taken from the remaining pack of cards and laid out on the table as a pattern for the sticks. If a player can make the pattern of the sticks match the pattern on one of his cards, by moving only one of the sticks to a new position, he may put that card down on the table. If the player cannot put a card down, he must take a new one from the pack.
So you get a hand of 5 cards, each card has a unique variation of arrangement of 5 sticks.
You you turn over the top card of the deck and arrange the sticks in order to match the card revealed. The game is ready to begin
On your turn, you move one of the sticks with the goal of trying to create a shape the matches a card in your hand either directly or a Mirror Image.
If you match a card your hand, you can discard that card.
If you can’t move a stick to match a card that is in your hand, you still have to move one stick to make a new pattern. Then, if another player has that card they can discard it in your turn. If no one is able to discard a card you must draw a card.
The first player to discard their hand wins.
This is a very simple game that is a lot of fun to play. You can be unlucky to be stuck with the card in your hand that is all five sticks in a row, but it is possible to get rid of it.
I really enjoyed this game and look forward to playing it more.