decks of "Triple Four"(green back) playing cards,
1 deck of "Triplet"(red back) cards, 4 card trays
collect 4 sets of 3 matching playng cards as shown on the Triplet
Game Set-Up: Each player gets one card tray. Choose a
dealer. Beginning with the player to his/her left, the dealer
deals 3 Triplet (red back) cards, face down, to each player.
Each player then places their 3 Triplet cards side by side upright
in their card tray facing toward them, so as not to be visible
to the other players. The dealer places the remaining Triplet
cards face down in a pile in the center area of the playing
surface. The 2 decks of "Triple Four" playing cards
with green backs are shuffled together and the dealer then deals
7 cards face down to each player. These 7 cards are held in
the player's hand. The remaining cards are placed face down
next to the Triplet card pile. This becomes the draw deck. Take
the top card and place it face up next to the draw deck.
This starts the discard pile. The game is now ready to begin.
Game Play: The player to the dealer's left begins by
drawing either the top card from the draw deck or the top card
on the discard pile. The player tries to select any 3 cards
from his/her hand that match one of their own Triplet cards.
For example, if one of your Triplet cards says "Jack,
Queen, King -all red", and you have a Jack, Queen,
King in either hearts, diamonds or a combination of both in
your hand, you have a match. If you cannot match any of your
Triplet cards, the player must discard any one of his/her cards
in their hand and their turn is over. If a match is made, the
player places the 3 matching cards face up in front of him/her
so the other players can see them. The corresponding Triplet
card is also placed face up on top of them. The player then
draws 2 cards from the draw deck and 1 Triplet card. Do not
discard. The player's turn is now over. The next players proceed
in the same manner.
If you have a Joker card, it can be used to represent any card
within a group of 3 matching cards.
your Opponent's Cards:
your turn, after drawing a card, if you have 3 cards that match
an opponent's Triplet card already matched on the table, you
can take it. Take your 3 cards and place them face up in front
of you. Then take the pile of your opponent's matched cards
and place them on top, along with the triplet card. Draw 2 more
cards. Do not draw a Triplet card and do not discard. Your turn
is now over.
continues until one player matches 4 Triplet cards. That player
is the winner!