Chinese Checkers Variant using cards!!!
You must first know how to play Chinese Checkers.
A Chinese Checkers Set is required.
Same as in regular Chinese Checkers.
Get all your pegs to the opposite corner first.
Players share a common deck.
There are 3 card types:
Move Cards, Destiny Cards, and Special Cards.
The cardset has 2 copies of each card in the card list.
Move cards are used to make one or more pegs move in a way they don’t normally move.
Destiny cards affect other cards, your hand, the deck, or your opponent’s hand.
Special cards have unique timing issues or highly variable effects.
Peg – Synonym for Pawn, Man, Piece, Counter, Marble, Checker.
Move – This can be a regular move or a card move.
Regular Move – Either moving 1 space or Jumping as in the regular rules.
Walk – Moving 1 space (not jumping) as in the regular rules once.
Card Move – Playing a Move card and moving a peg according to its directions.
Route – All the Moves (Walks, jumps, and otherwise) a Peg makes during a single turn.
Jump – In card text the term Jump always allows for multiple jumps if possible.
Each player is dealt a hand of 3 cards.
The loser of the previous game goes first.
Players take turns.
Each turn has 4 Phases:
Draw 1 card from the deck and add it to your hand.
If the deck runs out, shuffle the discard and draw from it.
You may play (discard) a Destiny card from your hand.
You may make a Regular move or play (discard) a Move card.
Move cards break the regular game rules of movement.
Max hand size is 5 cards.
Discard excess cards.
CARD LIST NOTATION
M = Move Card
D = Destiny Card
X = Special Card
COMMON DECK CARD LIST
Card Name: Type Notes:
Way of the Rat M Peg may Jump and then Walk
Way of the Ox M Walk one Peg Twice
Way of the Tiger M Peg may Walk once and then Jump
Way of the Rabbit M 2 Pegs may Jump
Way of the Dragon M Peg may Jump, then Walk, then Jump again
Way of the Snake M Switch places of any 2 Pegs
Way of the Horse M Peg may Walk, then Jump, then Walk again
Way of the Sheep M Walk Opponent’s Peg
Way of the Monkey M Walk Opponent’s Peg and Jump with your Peg
Way of the Rooster M Peg may make one 2-space Jump during its Route
Way of the Dog M You may Walk 2 Pegs
Way of the Pig M Walk Opponent’s Peg and your Peg
Yang X Negate a card just played
Yin X Copy the top card of the Discard
The Fortune Teller D Look at Next 5 cards in Deck
The Merchant D Draw 2 Cards from the Deck
The Thief D Steal 1 Random card from Opponent’s Hand
The Spy D Look at Opponent’s Hand
The General D Opponent must discard his entire hand
The Diplomat D Draw 1 Card. Opponent must discard 1 Card
WAY OF THE ROOSTER REVEALED
This means you can jump two opposing pegs that are next to each other but have an
empty space on the other side.
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