Is cheating wrong? Not in this cheeky card game – in fact, you have to cheat to win!
You can drop them on the floor, hide them up your sleeve or wherever you can. But be careful, you’ll be in big trouble if the Guard Bug catches you!
What’s in the box?
- 72 playing cards
How to play:
The player with the Guard Bug begins. When it’s your turn, place one of the cards in your hand on the discard pile. The card from your hand must be one number higher or lower than the card at the top of the discard pile. You haven’t got a card in your hand that fits? Then draw a card from the draw pile. It is then the next players turn.
Cheating: you can shrewdly make individual cards disappear by, for example, dropping them under the table, throwing them over your shoulder or hiding them up your sleeve…
Guard Bug: you join in the game and keep a close eye on the other players. They will all try to make cards disappear secretly. As the Guard Bug, you are not allowed to cheat. If you catch another player in the act, you call out loud: “Caught!”. If a player is caught:
- If correctly accused, the player adds the card back to their hand and is given a card by the Guard Bug.
- If incorrectly accused, then the Guard Bug must take a card from the draw pile.
Each card has an action that must be resolved when played. The round ends when a player has no cards left. You play as many rounds as there are players. Have the fewest minus points at the end of the game to win!