Guess what your opponents will play, play the right cards from your hand at the right time, and snatch the most valuable cards from the table!
[green][tip] This tutorial is best viewed on a computer![/green]1archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment000
NekonyancerA game of *Mind Up!* takes place over 3 rounds. At the beginning of the first round, each player is dealt a *hand of 7 cards.*
These cards range from *1 to 60,* with only one copy of each number. Each card is also associated with one of five different *colors.*2card-28000
NekonyancerEach turn, each player must simultaneously play a card from their hand. Our opponents have already selected theirs!
Go ahead and play... uh... the *38!*1card-206451a48be716710
Next, all the cards are revealed...1card-206451a48db3fb100
Nekonyancer... and then [red]*the three played cards*[/red] will be placed under [blue]*these other three cards*[/blue] on the table.
They are always placed from *left to right in ascending order.*2archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment6451a48db46c600player-cards 6 table-over 7
NekonyancerThen, the owner of each of [red]*these cards*[/red] gets to *claim* the card above it!
[blue]That means we'll claim the orange 8![/blue]3archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment6451a48db49b400table-under 6
NekonyancerThese cards over here are [blue]*scoring stacks.*[/blue]
Whenever a card is claimed, it goes onto whichever scoring stack already contains cards of that color. If there is no stack of that color yet, it goes onto the [blue]first available stack from the left.[/blue]4player-table-84197292-score26451a48db49b400player-table-84197292-score0 7 player-table-84197292-score1 7 player-table-84197292-score2 7 player-table-84197292-score3 7 player-table-84197292-score4 7
NekonyancerSince we did not already have a stack of orange cards, this orange 8 went onto the [blue]*first stack from the left.*[/blue]
As you might have guessed, "5/▯" means we'll get [green]5 points per card in this stack[/green] at the end of the round!5player-table-84197292-score06451a48db56fb00player-table-84197292-score0 7
NekonyancerNext, [red]*the cards everyone played*[/red] will be *moved up.* They will become the prizes for the next turn!6card-326451a48db56fb00table-under 6
NekonyancerAnd that's one complete turn!
Let's play through one more.7archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment6451a48db66b700
NekonyancerWe want to get as many cards as possible into our [red]*5-point stack,*[/red] so that means we want *orange* cards.
We should play something low to make sure we get one of them!
*Play the 14 from our hand!*8card-496451a48db66b710player-table-84197292-score0 6
Nekonyancer*Great! We got the 38!* Since it was orange, and we already had an orange stack, it automatically joined that stack.
Also, note the +1 on this card. That means it's worth [green]one extra point.[/green]
[red]!!! Some cards are worth negative points![/red]1player-table-84197292-score06451a49c4faac00
Nekonyancer[blue]I'll fast-forward to the end of the round now...[/blue]2archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment6451a49c4faac00
NekonyancerWhen everyone is down to *one card,* we do not play a turn with it. We simply place that last card into one of our scoring stacks.
We smartly left an orange card for last, since orange will give us the most points.
After that, we'll score the round!1card-346451a4daa8af400
NekonyancerLooks like we're a little bit behind, but we can certainly catch up.
*Click on "Next round." Then continue to the next box.*2archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment6451a4daaa7c400
NekonyancerWelcome to *Round 2!* [blue]There are only two important things to mention.[/blue]
First, instead of dealing new cards to everyone, all the cards in our scoring stacks became our new hands. Each player then drew *one extra card.*
[green]That means we have 8 cards this round, and we'll have 9 for Round 3![/green]3archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment6451a4daaa7c400
NekonyancerSecond, everyone's [blue]*scoring stacks*[/blue] were *rearranged.* The order of these stacks is random each round, but all players will always have a matching order.4player-table-84197292-score26451a4daaa7c400player-table-84197292-score0 7 player-table-84197292-score1 7 player-table-84197292-score2 7 player-table-84197292-score3 7 player-table-84197292-score4 7
Nekonyancer*Okay, that's everything!* After 3 rounds, [green]whoever has the most points wins![/green]
If there's a tie, whoever gained the most points in the final round wins!5archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment6451a4daaa7c400
Nekonyancer[blue]*Thank you for playing through this tutorial for Mind Up!*[/blue]
If you have any questions or comments about the tutorial, feel free to send *Nekonyancer* a message!
A big thank you goes out to *thoun* for bringing this game to BGA!
Have fun! :D6archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment6451a4daaa7c400