Justin Pombrio


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Stack

I invented a card game in high school and played it with friends. It took only a few minutes to pick up, and people seemed to like it.

      INSTRUCTIONS
   (How to play Stack)
   ((c)Justin Pombrio)

Everyone begins with a stack of five cards and a hand of two.
On your turn, first draw a card from the deck into your hand.
Then you may either,
1. Play one of the cards in your hand.
or
2. Place one of the cards in your hand on the top of your stack.

Sometimes you won't be able to do what a card says (typically because
your stack is empty). If so, the card has no effect.

A player wins the game if their turn ends and their stack is empty.

When a card is played, it is placed in the discard pile, and
it then has an effect depending on who played it. Playing a
card often causes other cards to be played, sometimes even by
other players. Here is what the cards do,
Pass   - Do nothing.
Swap   - Swap the top two cards in your stack.
Dig    - Pick a card from your stack, and bring it to the top.
Bury   - Pick a location in your stack, and move the top card.
		 in your stack there.
Zence  - Discard the top card in your stack.
Once   - Play the top card in your stack.
Twice  - Play the top card in your stack, twice.
Thrice - Play the top card in your stack, three times.
Push   - Transfer the top card in your stack to the top of another
		 player's stack.
Pull   - Transfer the top card of another player's stack to the
		 top of your stack.
Give   - Pick up the top card in your stack, and give it to
		 another player, causing *them* to play it.
Take   - Take the top card in another player's stack and play it
		 as your own.
Draw   - Draw a card and place it on the top of your stack.

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Effect on num. cards in play:
 0    0    0    0
-1   -1*  -1*  -1*
 0    0   -1*  -1*
+1   +1   +1   +1
Assuming all cards are played equally, the game will terminate.