Use all of the cards in your hand to create a number sentence that equals the target number.  In your number sentence you can add, subtract, multiply, and divide.  You can use each operation as many times as you would like in order to reach the target number.  For a complete version of the rules click here for a printable PDF version of the Original Rules.


Fixed Card Game—Instead of changing the number of cards each hand, choose a number of cards that is comfortable for your players.

     (Two and three card hands are quite popular with new players.)

First to Score—Instead of playing five rounds, choose a target score and play until someone reaches that exact score. 

(First to 25, 50, or 100 points, etc.)

Ten Minute Game—Set a timer and play as many hands as you can in that time frame.  When the timer goes off, finish the turn, and the player with the highest score wins.

Marathon Match— Continue adding cards to your hand (instead of stopping at 6).  The largest hand played has been 25 cards per player.  See if you can beat it!

Choose a Target—Instead of randomly selecting the target, you select the target.  This can be played in progression like Rummy (start with 0, then 1, then 2, etc.).

   Or you can repeatedly play working towards the same target (0, 1, 5, and 10 are popular targets for beginners). 

Have a variation?  Let us know about it and we'll add your version here for others to play

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