Cockroach Poker English Edition
What is Cockroach Poker, and does it even have anything to do with traditional Poker?
Well no, not really. Aside from the fact that Cockroach Poker is a game of extreme bluffing – like poker – it couldn’t be more different. The cards used in the game are not queens, 10s or aces, but instead they are stunk bugs, cockroaches (of course) and rats. A lot more classy if you ask me.
What is the entire point of the game?
What you really want to happen in your game is for another player to collect 4 of one type of critter. So really you don’t want your opponent to get one of each critter, you want them to straight-up get 4 rats in a row! I mean, if you have different tactics that’s fine too.
Inside the deck you have a set of 64 cards. There are 8 copies of each critter inside the deck and set up is simply shuffling the cards and dealing them equally out to the players.
What happens on my turn?
When it is your turn to play, you will take one card from your hand of cards, and lay it face down on the table. You will then slide your card over to a player of your choice – who do you want to sabotage? You will declare the type of critter which you have sent their way by saying it out loud and before the other player turns the card over, and they then have the choice to decide whether they think what your is saying is true or false. They will accept the card and turn it over. If they were incorrect in their decision, they will have to keep their card in front of her facing upwards. If they were correct, you being the player who gave it to them, will have to have it face up in front of you yourself. The other choice they are given is to take a peek of the card placed before them. They can then pass it on to another player and state the original critter or a different type. The new player can then decide if they want to accept the card or pass it on. This can go on until the card has already been seen by all other players, in which case the final player must accept the card.
The game ends when a player has no cards to pass on his turn or when a player has four cards of the same critter on the table in front of him. In either case, this player loses and everyone else wins.