Back In Stock: Linko

Linko is one of our favorite filler card games. After being out of circulation for a while, it has just been reprinted and is now back in stock. – – 2 to 5 players – – 20 minutes

The object of the game is to get all of your 13 cards out of your hand while getting as many cards as possible stacked in front of you. At the end of the game, the player with the biggest stack of cards less any cards still in their hand is the winner. The real goal though is to mess with everyone at the table.

Each turn the active player puts a set of cards from their hand face-up on top of their stack in front of them. Cards are numbered 1 through 13 with eight of each number plus some wilds. A set consists of all of one number. It could be a single 7 or a set of three 10’s. Once played, the active player can choose to steal each set of cards from their opponents that have the same number of cards in their top set and where the active player’s numerical value on the card is higher than the opponent’s. Stolen sets must go into the active player’s hand for future play. Sets that are not stolen, the opponent must either add them back to their hand or discard them and draw new cards into their hand equal to the number of cards discarded. The player to play the last card from their hand ends the game. Count the quantity of cards in your stack – one point for each card regardless of the number on the card and subtract one point for each card still in your hand. The player with the most points wins the game.

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