GLOSCHLI
It is rumored that swiss alpine dairymen played this game zAlp (on the mountains) with real insects. Gloschli is an exciting and entertaining card game in which you want to get rid of as many creatures as possible or push them towards your fellow players. Just fun!
Aim of the game
The first player who manages to have five or less points in his cards rings in the last round by calling "GLOSCHLI". His cards are now protected and can no longer be stolen by his fellow players. Each fellow player finishes the last round by playing his turn, after which all cards are turned over. The card points are added for each player and noted on a paper. If the first player exceeds 100 points, the game is over and the player with the least points wins.
Preparation
Four cards are placed face down in front of each player. The remaining cards are placed face down in the middle of the deck and the top card is dealt face up next to the deck. This card forms the beginning of the discard pile. The players discreetly look at any two of the four cards face down, memorize them and return them face down. Now the oldest player who is still afraid of spiders starts.
Course of a round
The game is played clockwise and each turn a player can perform one of the following three actions:
A)
He takes the top card from the deck, looks at it without it being seen by the other players. Now he has two options:
1.
He places the card face-up on the discard pile. The player can, but does not have to, make use of the card action (top right symbol).
2.
He swaps the card with one of his four face down cards. The replaced card is placed face-up on the discard pile, but the card action is not allowed.
B)
He swaps one of his cards with the top card of the discard pile.
C)
He places one of his cards on the discard pile if it has the same value as the top card on the discard pile.
With these actions, the players try to reduce the card points or to give their opponents bad cards. If a player suspects five or less points in his cards after his turn, he calls 'GLOSCHLI'.
Penalties
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If a player looks at a card without permission during the game, he receives an additional card. This card is also dealt face down to his four face down cards.
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If in action C) a player discards a card that is not identical to the top card of the discard pile, that player is dealt an additional card.
Penalty Points
+ 15 Points
if the player who called "GLOSCHLI" finds more than five points in his cards.
+ 5 Points
if the player who called "GLOSCHLI" was undercut by an opponent.
Card Actions
Some cards have an action icon at the top right of the card. In general, a symbol on a black background implies that the action is performed with cards from an opponent. On a white background, the action is performed with the player's own cards.
6 - Deception
The player selects two of his face down cards and swaps them without the other players seeing them. He may not look at the cards either. Then he puts them back face down to his cards.
6 - Distraction
In this action, the player selects a face down card from one of his teammates and swaps it with another teammate's face down card. This all happens without anyone seeing the value of the cards.
7 - Eye
The player selects one of his face down cards, looks at it discreetly and returns it face down to his cards.
8 - Spy
The player selects any card from a fellow player, looks at it discreetly and puts it back face down again.
9 - Super Eye
The player selects one of his face down cards, looks at it discreetly and returns it face down to his cards. Then he takes the top card of the deck, looks at it and puts it back face down on the deck.
10 - Super Spy
The player selects any card from a fellow player, looks at it discreetly and puts it back face down again. Then he takes the top card of the pile, looks at it and puts it back face down on the pile.
11 - Blind Swap
The player selects a face down card from a fellow player and swaps it with one of his face down cards. No one is allowed to see the values of the two cards.
12 - Swap
The player selects a face down card from a fellow player and looks at it discreetly. If the player thinks the card is good, he exchanges it for one of his face down cards. However, he may not look at his own card. However, if he does not want to swap the card he has drawn, he simply puts it back face down.
Zero Heroes
The Heroes of Gloschli have a value of zero if exchanged with one of the face down cards. In addition, they have incredible super powers.
Chötzli If a player has this card face down in his cards and a fellow player tries to swap this card, the player may call 'STOP'. Then the card is revealed. The other player must now choose another card. Chötzli remains face-up and cannot be touched.
Glubschi When this card is taken from the deck, it can also be played as an action. Glubschi's super eyes allow the player to see all his face down cards.
Pferd Attention: The horse has also a value of zero, like all other heroes. If you have the horse in your cards at the end of a round, however, it limits the sum of all cards of the player to a maximum of 10 points.
Isbär When this card is removed from the deck, it can also be played as an action. The Iiisbär allows you to swap all face down cards with another player's cards.
Gloschli's Combos
For a Gloschli combo the player needs one combo card and the 2, 3 and 4 in his faced down cards. If he achieves this, he calls Gloschli and gets zero points. In addition, the combo cards have the following advantages:
Plus 1 If the player successfully makes a combo with this card, the other players start the next round with 5 cards face down. The player normally starts with 4 cards.
Blind If the player successfully makes a combo with this card, the other players start the next round without looking at any of the face down cards. The player may normally look at two cards.
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