Players are setting up their Game Booths at the Fair.
Card game for 2+ players.
A cooperative business arrangement between independent showmen, ride owners
and concessionaires to present outdoor amusement for the public.
CARNY or CARNEY
Someone who works in a carnival.
The term is also applied to the carnival itself.
Each turn = 1 day.
Before play, players decide on the duration of the Fair from 5 to 20 days.
The Player with the most money at the end of the Fair wins.
Players share a common deck.
The deck contains 4 card types:
Each turn has 6 Phases:
Each player fills their hand to 10 cards.
If the deck runs out, shuffle the discard into the deck & draw from it.
Each player may play 1-2 Melds from their hand face up to the table.
A Meld must contain 1 Game and 1 Carny.
A Meld may contain 0-2 Neighbor cards.
You may add bad neighbor cards to your opponent’s Melds.
You may add good Event cards to your Melds & bad Events to your opponents.
You may play replacement cards from your hand to replace cards
discarded by opponent’s Event cards.
Every card in a Meld scores a certain amount of cash.
Illegal Melds (no Carny or Game card) score no cash.
Keep tract of earned cash from turn to turn.
Doubles are Cumulative.
All cards in play are discarded.
Players must discard their hands down to 2 or less cards.
CARD LIST NOTATION
G = Game
C = Carny Worker
X = Event
N = Neighbor
# = Number of Copies of card in deck
Card Name: Type Cash # Notes:
New Kid C 25 3 Green Help
Skinny Guy C 75 3 Tattoos
The Pro C --- 3 Target Meld Scores Double
Mumbler C 50 3
Bozo C 100 2 Clown
Old-Timer C 200 3 Knows all the tricks
Retiree C 0 3 No Build Up or Gaff in Meld
Three Cats (Punk Rack) G 50 1 Knock over Stuffed Animals
Swinger G 50 1 Knock over Pin with Ball on String
Guess Weight G 25 1
Guess Birth Month G 25 1
Darts (Balloon Pop) G 50 1
Darts (Hit the Star) G 75 1
Pyramid (Spill the Milk) G 50 1 Milk Bottles
Shoot out the Star G 200 1 BB Gun
Milk Can Toss G 50 1 Get Ball in Can
Whiffle Ball Toss G 50 1
Ring Toss G 100 1 Rows of Bottles
Ping Pong Goldfish G 75 1 Win Goldfish
Test of Strength G 200 1 Swing Hammer
Speed Pitch G 100 1
Paint Gun Shoot G 100 1
Indian Rope Trick G 25 1 Rope Ladder
Water Gun Race G 75 1
Dunk Tank G 50 1
Hanky Pank G 25 1 Kids Game: Win Every Time
Basket Ball Toss G 75 1 Through Hoop
Build Up X 200 1
Lots of Cheap Prizes X 50 1 Scum
Blowoff X 50 1 Activity after a Show
Gaff X 200 1 Cheat
Score X 100 1
Suckers X 100 1
Showmanship X --- 1 Target Meld Scores Double
Cool Prizes X 100 1 Flash
Bad Spot X --- 1 Target Meld Scores Half
Beginners Luck X -25 1
Rain X -200 1 Affects all Melds in Play
Hustle X 50 1 Affects all your Melds in Play
Bait X 50 1 Shill
Easy Mark X 50 1
First Count X 100 1
Beef X -50 1 Complaint
Good Night X 100 1 Affects all Melds in Play
Bad Night X -100 1 Affects all Melds in Play
Competition X -50 1 Affects all Opponent’s Melds
Drunk Carny X - 2 Discard target Carny card
Inspector X - 2 Discard target Game card
Shut Down X - 2 Discard target Neighbor card
Trash Collection N -100 1
Port-O-Lets N -200 1
Near the Entrance N 200 1
On the Midway N 200 1
Center Joint N --- 1 Meld Scores Double
In the Back N -75 1 Back End
Freak Show N 50 1 Performers, Oddities, Taxidermy
4-H Barn N -50 1 Champion Milking Cows
Main Stage N 100 1 Loud but Busy
Grill N 75 1 Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sausages
Ice Cream Stand N 100 1 Snow Cones, Italian Ices
Snack Shop N 75 1 Pretzels, Popcorn, Nachos, Corn Dogs
Candy Store N 100 1 Caramel Apples, Cotton Candy
Fryer N 100 1 Elephant Ears, Funnel Cake, Fries
Rotary Club N 75 1 Homemade Treats, Pies, Cookies
Beer Tap N 200 1 In Small Plastic Cups
Himalaya N 200 1 Cars on Loop Track
Gravitron N 50 1 Vomitorium
Wooden Roller Coaster N 100 1 Creaks
Ferris Wheel N --- 1 Meld Scores Double
Merry Go Round N 100 1 Carousel
Tunnel of Love N 75 1
Fortune Teller N 25 1 Look at opponent's hands
Fun House N 75 1 Haunted House
Giant Slide N 50 1
Kiddie Ride N 25 1 Bounce House
Thrill Ride N 100 1
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