A mysterious building stands on the hill, bathed in twilight. Amazed by the strange aura of the Pagoda, you decide to investigate it. Suddenly, a laugh, a shadow that is not yours and an eye with ominous pretensions come alive. You have broken the peace of ten powerful Japanese spirits (called Yokai) resting there! Will you find a way to calm his anger?
A game of Pagoda Yokai is played in 3 rounds, always playing one card per turn, until someone finishes the current round. To play a game, the 100 number cards (divided by 10 types of Yokai, numbered 1 to 10) are shuffled, two cards are placed face up to start the two discard decks, and then seven cards are dealt to each player. Place the rest as the Pagoda deck, between the discard piles.
When you play a card, deal one of the following effects:
If you play the same Yokai or the same number, you can give someone a card from your hand.
With a different Yokai and a higher number you can draw a random card from the deck -or- the first card face up from the opposite discard pile.
With a different Yokai and a lower number you can continue with the round as if nothing had happened -or- finish the current round, but only if you have a total amount of three or less points in your hands. But… You only have to take into account the lowest card of each type of Yokai you have!
At that moment, each player keeps the cards of his hand in a personal reserve. After 3 rounds, whoever has the least points in his reserve wins but… again you must take into account only the lowest card of each type of Yokai you have.
Try to match the balance between losing cards or keep the exact amount you need to reduce your score when the other player finishes the round. In Yokai Pagoda, knowing when to deal a card, keep playing or end the round makes all the difference!