# GENERAL MHING

Each player is dealt 7 cards.

Use a score sheet – when someone hits 20 points, the player with the highest points wins. This can take a few games.

The oldest player goes first (there is a disadvantage to going first).

Players take turns drawing a card from the Draw Pile and discarding a card from their hand (face up in the Discard Pile between the players).

Instead of discarding a card, you may instead place in front of you a “Sequence”. This is 3 cards of the same suit in face value order. eg. 7 Hearts 8 Hearts 9 Hearts

After playing a sequence you do not also discard a card. You instead draw two cards.

You may only play one sequence per turn.

When a player places down their 4th sequence, the game immediately ends, and scores are tallied.

### Note:

When a player starts their turn, they may take the previously discarded card instead of drawing a card. However, they must immediately use that card to play a sequence.

Aces are Wild and may be played as any card of the same suit as the Ace.

At any time during your turn, you may also swap any Aces being used in one of your sequences, with a card from your hand – if it results in a valid sequence.

When the game ends (someone plays a 4th sequence.) All players discard the remaining cards in their from hand.

### How to Score:

Players receive one point per matching sequence.

Sequences match when:

**They are the same Suit – **eg.

Sequence: 7 Hearts, 8 Hearts, 9 Hearts

Sequence: 1 Hearts, 2 Hearts, 3 Hearts

**The same face value cards – **eg.

Sequence: 7 Hearts, 8 Hearts, 9 Hearts

Sequence: 7 Spades, 8 Spades 9 Spades

**In Order**– Eg.

Sequence: 7 Hearts, 8 Hearts, 9 Hearts

Sequence: 10 Clubs, Jack Clubs, Queen Clubs,

**Bonus Point
**Players receive a bonus point if all of their cards are 7 and below or 7 and above (Called High / Low)

It is important to note that players receive 1 point for **every** Match. Which means that a sequence can match more than once!

**For example:**

Sequence 1: 7 Hearts, 8 Hearts, 9 Hearts

Sequence 2: 10 Hearts, J Hearts, Q Hearts

Sequence 3: 7 Spades, 8 Spades 9 Spades

**Is worth 5 Points as …**

Sequence 1 matches Sequence 2 (Same Suits)

Sequence 1 matches Sequence 2 (In Order)

Sequence 1 matches Sequence 3 (same face values)

Sequence 2 matches Sequence 3 (In Order)

High Bonus! (One bonus point for being all 7 and above)

### Who wins the round:

Whichever player has the highest score – wins their points. The losing player gets no Points.

In the event of a Draw, the player with the least number of sequences in play, wins. (ie. not the player who put down their 4th sequence).

### And then:

Keeping playing rounds until someone hits 14 points. The highest score on the score sheet is the winner.

**Another Scoring Example…**

Sequence 1: 7 Hearts, 8 Hearts, 9 Hearts

Sequence 2: 10 Hearts, J Hearts, Q Hearts

Sequence 3: 7 Spades, 8 Spades, 9 Spades

Sequence 4: 7 Clubs, 8 Clubs, 9 Clubs

**Is worth 8 Points as…
**Sequence 1 matches Sequence 2 (Same Suits)

Sequence 1 matches Sequence 2 with – (In Order)

Sequence 1 matches Sequence 3 (Same Face Value)

Sequence 1 matches Sequence 4 (Same Face Value)

Sequence 2 matches Sequence 3 (In Order)

Sequence 2 matches Sequence 4 (In Order)

Sequence 3 matches Sequence 4 (Same Face Value)

High Bonus! (One bonus point for being all 7 and above)

**Another Scoring Example… (The Highest Score possible)**

Sequence 1: 2 Hearts, 3 Hearts, 4 Hearts,

Sequence 2: 5 Hearts, 6 Hearts, 7 Hearts

Sequence 3: 8 Hearts, 9 Hearts, 10 Hearts

Sequence 4: J Hearts, Q Hearts, K Hearts

Sequence 1 matches Sequence 2 (Same Suits)

Sequence 1 matches Sequence 2 (In Order)

Sequence 1 matches Sequence 3 (Same Suits)

Sequence 1 matches Sequence 4 (Same Suits)

Sequence 2 matches Sequence 3 (Same Suits)

Sequence 2 matches Sequence 3 (In Order)

Sequence 2 matches Sequence 4 (Same Suits)

Sequence 3 matches Sequence 4 (Same Suits)

Sequence 3 matches Sequence 4 (In Order)

**9 Points!**