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Nearest is an exciting party game for 2 to 10 people. The game is about the sum of the numbers on the cards in your hand being nearest 20.

The Star Card can count as 0 or 10. The playing time is 5 to 10 minutes per round.

The cards are mixed well and placed in the middle of the table. Players take turns taking the top card in their turn. If a player in his turn does not want more cards, he puts his cards in front of him. The others continue in the same way until all players have taken the number of cards they want.

All players show their cards. The first half of the players who have a sum of 20, or closest

to 20, win the round. The losers give a soda or snack to the winners.

If any of the players is neither winner nor loser, the players with the highest number among their red cards wins. If the players have no red cards, the player with the highest number among their yellow cards wins etc. Red) Yellow) Green) Black) Blue is the order of the colors.

If the number of players is uneven, the player between the losers and the winners will neither give nor receive anything.

**Example:** There are 6 players with the sums 18, 19, 20, 21, 21, 23. The players with sums 18 and 23 are among the losers and the player with sum 20 is one of the winners. The players with the sums 19, 21, 21 are a number away from 20, so two of them will be among the winners.

The player with sum 19 has (Red 7, Blue 6, Green 6). One of the players with sum 21 has (Blue Star Card, Red 5, Black 8, Yellow 8) and the other player with sum 21 has (Red Star Card, Red 4, Blue 5, Black 2). Who’s winning? The player with sum 20. The player with sum 19 because of the Red 7. The player with sum 21 because of the Red Star Card. Star Card can count as 10.

**Example 2:** If a player has (Red 7, Black 9, Yellow Star Card). The player will choose the Yellow Star Card as 0 because 7 + 9 + 0 = 16. 7 + 9 + 10 = 26. 16 is nearest to the 20.

Note: The Starcard can count only as 0 or as 10.

Here is an example game. Four players in a game. The dealer is chosen and distributes *five cards *to each player and 90 chips. Each player looks at their card, and the player to the left of the dealer begins the round.

**Round 1: **the first player places one chip in the betting pot to stay in the game. The second player does the same. The third player folds and leaves the game. The fourth player also places one chip in the betting pot. Three players now remain in the game and the betting pot consists of three chips.

**Round 2: **the first player decides to switch out two cards, giving both to the dealer and receiving two random cards back. The second player decides to switch no cards, and the third and fourth player both decide to switch out four cards. After every player has switched out their cards, the round begins.

The first player decides to bet five chips and places these in front of them. The second player decides to call that bet and also places five chips to stay in the game. The third player folds as they do not believe their hand is good enough to be worth five chips more. Their first chip, which they placed in the first round, is lost and stays in the betting pot. The fourth player decides to raise the bet of five chips and places ten chips.

The first player decides to call that raise and places a further five chips in the pot, bringing his total contribution this round to ten chips, matching the fourth player’s raise. The second player folds as they do not want to place a further five chips. The third player has already folded, and the fourth player cannot further raise their own raise.

Hence, there are now twenty-eight chips in the betting pot, and both the first and fourth player reveal their cards to see who’s won. The first player has a two-pair hand, which is two yellow cards and two blue cards. However, the fourth player has a four-of-a-kind hand, which is four green cards, and as a stronger hand, they win all the chips in the betting pot.

The dealer then shuffles all the cards back and yet again, deals five cards to each player. The next game starts.

Coloured Poker is a new and exciting family game where the colors of the cards determine the winner of the game.

The cards are in five different colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Black, and Blue. The numbers on the cards are not relevant.

The game is for 2 to 6 people. The players have a betting pile. The cards are shuffled well and each player is dealt five cards.

The order of best to worst hand:

A) 5 identical: 5 cards of the same colour

B) 4 identical: 4 cards of the same colour

C) Straight: 5 different colours

D) Full house: 3 identical colours + 2 identical colours

E) 3 identical: 3 identical colours

F) 2 pairs: 2 identical colours + 2 identical colours

G) 1 pair: 2 identical colours

Game rules: One of the players must be dealer and control the game. Each player gets 72 poker chips 4x (1,2,5,10).

The game consists of 2 rounds:

1) Each player gets 5 cards. All players may put chips in the common pile.

2) Players can exchange up to three of their cards through the dealer. They hand over some of their cards and they get the same number of new cards. The players then take turns. They may choose to either withdraw from the round, or bet more chips than the previous player (max bet 20 chips).

The players place their bets on the table in front of them. They must take turns choosing to either match the highest bet or place their chips they already bet in the betting pile and withdraw from the round.

When all players are finished placing bets, they show their cards and the player with the strongest hand wins the chips in the betting pile.

When multiple players win: the player with the most Star Cards in their hand wins. If there are still multiple winners: the winners share the chips.

The player who has the most chips after 7 rounds wins the game.

Playing time: 40 minutes.

**When two or three play:** Shuffle the cards well. Place the two top cards on the table. Each player gets 4 cards. The players change to begin in each round. The players have a joint pile. Each player has a pile.

The players take turns by placing one of their cards on the table. If the sum of the player’s card and one or more cards on the table is 10, the player gets a point for each card in the cases below:

1) The cards are of the same colour. For example: Blue 8 and Red 7 are on the table and you put Red 3. Red 7+ Red 3=10. You get two points.

2) While at least one card is green. For example: On the table are Black 4, Yellow 2, Green 3 and you put Blue 5. Blue 5 + Green 3 + Yellow 2=10. You get three points.

3) If the total amount of his/her card and all cards on the table add up to 10, the player wins all cards.

Example: On the table are Black 2, Blue 3 and you put Red 5. Black 2+ Blue 3+ Red 5 = 10. You get three points.

The other 10 combinations do not give any points and the cards of the combinations 10 must be placed in the joint pile. The cards in the joint pile do not give any points. If a player places a Star Card on the table, he/she removes all cards from the table to the joint pile.

Players in their turn can place a Star Card on an empty table, if they do not have other cards in their hand. When both players have used their cards, they get 4 new cards each. They continue like this, until there are no cards left.

At the end of the round, the cards on the table are placed in the joint pile.

**When four people play:** They are divided into two teams. In each team, you cooperate without talking.

Each player must sit between two opponents. The team that wins the most cards wins the round.

The game can be played with two decks of cards.

Fill out all empty hexagons with a number from 1 to 9 like this: The numbers in the white hexagons has to be even hence 2,4,6 or 8 The numbers in the yellow hexagons has to be uneven hence 1,3,5,7 or 9. The numbers of the hexagons in each row, column and diagonal has to be different. The number of the grey square besides each row,column or diagonal has to be the sum / product of the numbers in the hexagons on the same row, column or diagonal.

Please notice: the little lognumber with 4 empty hexagons should be completed with 4 different numbers. But the same number can be used up to three times in the solution of Lognumber with 9 empty hexagons, so long as each sum/product at the grey squares, comes from 3 different numbers. Each Lognumber only has one solution and the easiest way to find it, is by solving Lognumber logically.