**Spank!
**Created by Noby Nobriga
and Rusty Spell, 1999

Setup

- Multiple packs of poker playing cards. Number depends on the number of participants to play (2 – 5 players = 3 Packs. 6 – 9 players = 4 Packs).
- Remove all card ranks from 2 through 8, and shuffle all of the remaining cards (9 through Ace) into a Deck.
- Deal 5 cards to each player from the Deck.
- Deal 5 cards face-up in front of each player (the Stacks) from the Deck.
- All remaining cards in the Deck are set aside in a face-down pile known as the Stock.
- An empty space refered to as the Discard is reserved for cards that may be removed from the game during the course of play.
- First player to reach 1,000 points wins.
- Player with highest ranked card in the left-most stack begins play.
- Play continues clockwise.

**Rules on
Stacks**

- Stacks can be expanded on either
end of the stack, not just on the top of the stack. For
example: If a stack currently has
**9, 10, J**, the legal plays on this stack are only an**Ace**(on the 9) or a**Queen**(on the Jack). - There can be no more than one copy
of a card in a stack. For example: If a stack currently
has
**9, 10, J, Q**, playing a**10**(on the 9) or playing a**Jack**(on the Queen) is illegal, because that would break the natural sequence of the cards. - The card sequence loops. That is to
say,
**9**plays on**10**,**10**plays on**Jack**,**Jack**plays on**Queen**,**Queen**plays on**King**,**King**plays on**Ace**,**Ace**plays on**9**,**9**plays on**10**,**10**plays on**Jack**, etc. - No stack can contain more than five cards at any time. If performing an action would violate this rule, then that action is illegal, is not an option to the player, and must be ignored.

**Sequence
of Play**

**Score**

- The current player scores points for each stack containing more than one card. (0 cards = no points scored. 1 card = no points scored. 2 cards = 20 points. 3 cards = 40 points. 4 cards = 80 points. 5 cards = 250 points.)
- If any stack contains five cards, remove that stack to the Discard.

**Upkeep**

- If player chooses to, he may
discard any number of cards from his hand to the Discard
and skip to step
.*Draw* - Else, if player has an empty stack,
player
**must**skip to step.*Play*

**Spank**

- If a player does not wish to Spank,
proceed to step
.*Move* - If player, in his hand,
holds a card that will play legally on one of his
opponent's stacks (i.e. follows the stack's sequence), he
may choose to Spank! his opponent. To do this, the
player plays a card from his hand, turned perpendicular,
onto the opponent's stack. This is usually performed with
a slapping down of the card and the

exclamation "Spank!" - Remove the opponent’s stack, along with the player’s card, to the Discard.

**Move**

- If able to move, player may move any one of his stacks onto any other one of his own stacks as long as the destination stack’s sequence is maintained if one has already been established and the resulting stack contains no more than five cards total.
- Only if unable to move, player may remove any one stack to Discard.

**Play**

- If at least one empty stack exists, player must place one card from his hand into any one of his empty stacks.
- Only one empty stack may be filled per turn.

**Draw**

- Player draws as many cards from the Stock as needed until he has five cards in his hand.

**Repeat**

- Player to the left becomes the
current player and begins with step
.*Score*

**Spank!
Variations**

**Non-Sequence
Variation/Base Variation**

This variation of Spank! is the base
version. When playing cards in order of rank, the suit of the
cards are ignored. See ** Sequence Variation **for the
variation that takes suits into account.

**Sequence
Variation**

The regular ** Non-Sequence Variation**
of Spank! is not concerned with the suit of the cards. This
version requires that a

- A stack gains one of the following established patterns once it contains at least two cards. All cards played on this stack must match this established pattern.
- Two cards of the same suit/color =
same suit/color sequence. (Ex: The
*Sequence*is**Kind-Ordered**if a stack contains**Q**,**K**. The next card must be one of the following:**J**or**A**. So, all of the cards in the stack must be ’s.) - Two cards of different suits or
colors = two suit/color alternating sequence. The next
card played will determine whether the order is color or
suit ordered. (Ex: A stack contains
**9**,**10**. The next card must be one of the following:**A**or**A**, or**J**or**J**.) - The
*Sequence*is**Suit-Ordered**if the new stack is**A****, 9**,**10**. So, the pattern of alternating between the two established suits (here, ’s and ‘s). - The
*Sequence*is**Color-Ordered**if the new stack is**A****, 9**,**10**. So, only a pattern or alternating colors need be maintained. The suit type itself is irrelevant. - When a card(s) is played in the Spank, Move, or Play step on a stack that has an established sequence, that card(s) must be a card whose rank and suit or rank and color must fit the established sequence, else the play is invalid.

**Two-Set Deck
Variation (Full and Half)**

This variation provides players with two
Sets of cards to play on Stacks. This variation can be played
with most other variations (e.g. ** Sequence Variation**)
as it basicly only changes the number of cards in the deck.

- Unlike the
game which contains only cards consisting of*Basic***9**’s through**Ace**’s, the Deck is composed of all cards (**2**’s through**A**’s) except for the**8**’s. Remove all**8**’s from the game. - There are two sets that cards can
be played in. (
*Set 1*:**2**,**3**,**4**,**5**,**6**,**7**.*Set 2*:**9**,**10**,**J**,**Q**,**K**,**A**. Cards from Set 1 cannot be played with cards from Set 2, and vice-versa, as this would be playing cards out of their natural numbering sequence.) - There are two sub-variations:
**Full Two-Set Deck Variation**: Use the same number of decks as you would in a usual game of Spank! (2 – 5 players = 3 Packs. 6+ players = 4 Packs.)**Half Two-Set Deck Variation**: Use the following number of packs of cards to compose your Deck. (2 – 4 players = 1 Deck. 5 – 7 players = 2 Decks. 8+ players = 3 Decks.)

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Copyright (c) Apr 2003 - Jun 2011 by Noby and Rusty's Games