The 60 cards are divided in to five suits (colors), with each suit having values ranging from 1 – 3. There are also five jesters with values 1 or 2, and five special “ring-around-the-rosey” cards. All cards are used, and dealt evenly to the players.
In addition to the cards, the game consists of road pieces of various lengths. These are mixed and placed inside a cloth bag. A number of road pieces equal to one less than the number of players are drawn from the bag before each of the three rounds.
Game play is fairly simple. Players alternate playing a card from their hand in front of any player, including themselves. There are a few rules that must be followed when playing a card:
•There can only be cards of one single color in front of each player.
•No two players can have cards of the same color in front of them.
Jesters are wild cards, and can be any color. Whenever the cards in front of a player reach a value of six or greater, that player must take ALL cards in front of ALL players and keep them in a stack. This isn’t a good thing. This player does receive the king figure and begins the next hand. If for some reason a player cannot legally play a card, he must take all cards as described above.