How to Play Conquian Card Game
Conquian is a card game, similar to Rummy, best suited for 2 players. You can use either a French deck with 40 cards or a Spanish card deck. The game revolves around melding and matching these cards, striving to form clever combinations that will ultimately lead to victory.
Conquian basic rules
Conquian is played with the following cards: K, Q, J, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A.
Each card holds a specific value, and distinguishing between suits and numbers is vital for success. The cards are valued with K being the highest, and the Aces being the lowest.
It’s all about creating melds. A meld can be three or four of a kind or a sequence of at least three cards in the same suit. The following sequence is also a valid meld – 7, J, Q (same suit).
To win in the Conquian card game, you need to be the first player to meld 11 cards.
How to Play Conquian
The gameplay of Conquian is based on drawing, discarding, and melding cards.
Deal the cards
The dealer removes the Jokers, 8, 9, and 10 cards from the deck. Then, they give themselves and their opponent 10 cards and place the remaining cards in the middle of the table.
Draw a card
The player who isn’t dealing will take the first turn by drawing the top card from the stock. If they’re able to form a meld using this card, they can place the sets of cards on the table. However, if they can’t create a meld, they must discard the card into a separate pile.
Retrieve a card from the discard pile
Next, the dealer will proceed with their turn, following the same process. However, if the preceding card had been discarded, they have the option to retrieve it from the discard pile and form a meld with it. Should they choose to take a card from this discard pile, they must, in turn, discard a card from their hand to replace it.
This gameplay pattern persists, with each player striving to meld cards during their turn. Additionally, players have the flexibility to rearrange already melded cards to form fresh sequences and sets when it’s their turn. Ace cards hold the lowest value, establishing the lowest card sequence as Ace, 2, and 3. Conversely, the highest card sequence comprises the Jack, Queen, and King.
Winning a Round
To secure victory in the game, a player must be the first to meld 11 cards. If a player exhausts their hand but has only melded 10 cards, they must keep drawing cards until they can meld one more.
There may be occasions when neither player accomplishes this, leaving the game undecided. In such cases, you have two options: either initiate a new game with each meld being worth double or declare the winner as the player with the most melds.
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