Poison: The Card Game

Discussion in 'Games Run By CPA Members' started by Mooseman, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Here are the rules and the board:
    So far it's Melkor, Spiderman and EricBess. If anyone else wants to play tell me before tomorrow afternoon, as I will be sending out the first deal.

    Poison:
    2 to 6 players
    Three large cauldron tiles are placed on the table, and then fifty cards are shuffled and evenly dealt to each player. Cards are either one of three different types of potions (red, blue, or purple - values "1", "2", "4", "5", or "7"), or poison cards (green - value "4"). One player begins, and then play proceeds clockwise around the table. ON a player's turn, they simply play one of their cards face up onto one of the cauldrons. The first player can play a card to any of the three cauldrons, but after that, all players may only play a card into a cauldron that contains cards of the same color. Also, once a cauldron has a color, cards of that color may be placed there only.

    A poison card can be placed in any pot, even one that is empty - no cauldron is ever considered to be "green". If a player places a card in a cauldron that causes the total sum there to exceed thirteen, then they must take all the cards lying there (not the one they just played) and place them face down in front of themselves. Play continues until all of the cards have been played. At this point, all cards are revealed. The player who has the most cards of each of the three main colors may discard all the cards they have of that color. Players then score one point for each card they have and two points for each Poison card they have. The amounts are recorded, and another round begins. At the end of the game (one round for each player), the player with the lowest score wins the game!

    Our board would look like this:

    Red Cauldron :
    Green Cauldron:
    Purple Cauldron:

    Spidey:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Melkor:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    EricBess:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0
  2. Rakarth New Member

    I'll give it a shot if there's still room?

    Rakarth
  3. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Of course there's room! But you gotta bring the drinks...
  4. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Ok. Cards have been dealt and sent.
    Order of play is:
    Spiderman
    Melkor
    Rakarth
    EricBess (dealer)

    Red Cauldron :
    Green Cauldron:
    Purple Cauldron:

    Spidey:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Melkor:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Rakarth:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    EricBess:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0
  5. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I'll put a Blue 1 in the Red Cauldron

    Red Cauldron : Blue 1
    Green Cauldron:
    Purple Cauldron:

    Spidey:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Melkor:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Rakarth:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    EricBess:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0
  6. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Sorry there is no green cauldron, since green are poison cards and can go anywhere.
    Spidey your blue will go in the blue (formerly green) cauldron.
    Since only cards of the same color go in that colors cauldron, there is no need for the color to be included in your post (only green poison cards are worth 4), but if you add a poison 4 to a cauldron, we should include the green with it.


    Red Cauldron :
    Blue Cauldron: 1
    Purple Cauldron:

    Spidey:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Melkor:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Rakarth:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    EricBess:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0
  7. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

  8. EricBess Active Member

    Mooseman - one quick comment that may not be obvious...The cauldrons don't inherently have color to them. In other words, right now, you have a "purple cauldron" and a "red cauldron" that are empty.

    You cannot choose to put a poison 4 in the "red cauldron". You can put it into the blue cauldron (because there is a blue card there already) or you can put it in an empty cauldron. However, the first person to place a red or a purple card will actually determine which cauldron that is.

    Your instructions talk about that a bit, but you've already labelled the 3 cauldrons, so I wanted to make sure everyone understood that.
  9. Melkor Active Member

    Alright, Blue 7

    Red Cauldron :
    Blue Cauldron: 8
    Purple Cauldron:

    Spidey:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Melkor:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Rakarth:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    EricBess:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0[/QUOTE]
  10. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    EB is correct, so just make the cauldron a color when you start it (except green).
    Remember that you can't have 2 cauldrons of the same color.
    Make sure you keep the cards seperate, since you need to know how many cards are in the cauldrons and their values.
    Is this better?

    Cauldron :
    Blue Cauldron: 1, 7 = 8
    Cauldron:

    Spidey:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Melkor:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Rakarth:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    EricBess:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0
  11. EricBess Active Member

    Yes, but both you and Melkor neglected to update the turn indicator. You're up Rakarth...

    Cauldron :
    Blue Cauldron: 1, 7 = 8
    Cauldron:

    Spidey:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Melkor:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Rakarth:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    EricBess:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0
  12. Rakarth New Member

    Purple 1 for me. I'm done, your go Eric :)


    Purple Cauldron : 1 = 1
    Blue Cauldron: 1, 7 = 8
    Cauldron:

    Spidey:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Melkor:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Rakarth:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    EricBess:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0
  13. EricBess Active Member

    I'll drop a poison card in the blue cauldron. Could someone update for me please?
  14. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Sure, and I'll put a Red 7 in the Red Cauldron

    Purple Cauldron : 1 = 1
    Blue Cauldron: Poison, 1, 7 = 8
    Red Cauldron: 7 = 7

    Spidey:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Melkor:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Rakarth:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    EricBess:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0
  15. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Poison cards are worth 4

    Purple Cauldron : 1 = 1
    Blue Cauldron: Poison 4, 1, 7 = 12
    Red Cauldron: 7 = 7

    Spidey:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Melkor:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Rakarth:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    EricBess:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0
  16. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Whoops, sorry.
  17. EricBess Active Member

    Hehe. Sorry I was a bit pressed for time last night. I saw your post and was going to correct it, but Mooseman beat me to it :D
  18. Melkor Active Member

    Purple 7

    Purple Cauldron : 1, 7 = 8
    Blue Cauldron: Poison 4, 1, 7 = 12
    Red Cauldron: 7 = 7

    Spidey:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Melkor:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Rakarth:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    EricBess:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0
  19. Rakarth New Member

    Purple 1


    Purple Cauldron : 1, 7, 1 = 8
    Blue Cauldron: Poison 4, 1, 7 = 12
    Red Cauldron: 7 = 7

    Spidey:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Melkor:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Rakarth:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    EricBess:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0[/QUOTE]
  20. EricBess Active Member

    Red 2

    Purple Cauldron : 1, 7, 1 = 8
    Blue Cauldron: Poison 4, 1, 7 = 12
    Red Cauldron: 7, 2 = 9

    Spidey:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Melkor:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    Rakarth:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

    EricBess:
    Red - 0
    Green - 0
    Purple - 0
    Poison - 0

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