The Spanish cards deck is used.
The Spanish pack has 40 or 48 cards distributed in four suits: oros (golden coins), copas (glasses), espadas (swords) and bastos (sticks); the picture cards are sota (jack,10), caballo (horse,11), and rey (king,12). Most games are played with the 40 cards pack (pictures and cards from ace to seven), but some of them need also eights and nines.
Crazy sixes (seises cabrón) is a variant of the sixes game.
More than two players must take part int the game. The version that we offer is available for 3 or 4 players.
The aim of the game is to discard more cards than the opponents.
The winner is the player who reaches an established score.
How the game goes on
All the cards of the pack are dealt between all the players.
Players should discard one card by turn, making together on the table one run for each suit of the pack. These runs start always from the six, and may be completed both down to the ace and up to the king.
The first card to be discarded must be the six of coins; so the player that has this card starts the game.
If possible, each player has to put one of his cards on the corresponding run. There are two options:
- Put one 6
- Put any other card whose suit is already open (the six is already on the table); the card must be higher or lower than all the cards of the same suit on the table.
Players must pass if they have not any chance to play.
So, the difference between crazy sixes and standard sixes is that players can skip cards in the runs, blocking the option to play them. Those cards are separated to be counted at the final of the dealing.
The dealing finishes when nobody is able to put any card; it happens just when the four kings and aces have been placed.
In next hands the leader will be the player placed on the right of the previous one. The first card thrown always have to be a six, but it doesn´t necessarily have to be the six of golds.
This is the way the score is calculated in Ludoteka:
- Players get one point for every card placed on the runs
- The winner is the player who places the highest amount of cards, and receives one point for each card that has not been placed on the table.
- If there are two or more winners in the dealing, those points are divided between them.
- The winner receives 5 additional points if all their cards have been placed on the table.
The game finishes when some of the players reaches the necessary score to win the game.
Play online with some other players
Play by yourself: crazy sixes
Mundiocio - Juego de los seises
Wikipedia - Seises