Ninety nine

Ninety nine is played with a standard 52-card deck, or possibly 2 decks if there are many players. The objective of the game is to do so that the total of the card pile reaches exactly 33, 66 or 99 without exceeding these limits.

Game rules

At the beginning of the game, each player receives 9 tokens (or any other number decided beforehand). These tokens represent « lives » and the player who loses all of them is immediately eliminated from the game.

At the beginning of the round, each player is dealt 3 cards. The pile of cards played is initially empty and therefore worth 0. At your turn, you choose a card, which you put on the top of the pile, and then immediately draw a new card from the deck, so that you always have exactly 3 cards in your hand. The card you have just played is added to the total of the pile, its new value is announced and the next player can play.

Your goal is thus to reach exactly 33, 66 or 99 while not exceeding them, and additionally force other players to exceed these limits for you.

The values of the cards are as follows:

Some cards also have an additionnal effect:


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