A Lazy Day

*************************************************************** RULES FOR MILLE: The game is played with two decks, and each player (it’s a two player game) gets 15 cards and the game is played to 1200. The idea is to get all of your cards out before the other guy, scoring points along the way. The only way to get your cards down is to have at least three of a kind, or a pair and a wild card (the 2). Each card is given a different point value: A 2 is worth 20
3-9 is worth 5
10,J,Q,K worth 10
A is worth 15
Queen of spades is worth 100
Jack of diamonds is worth 50 All the points you have down count for you, but what remains in your hand counts against you. When it’s your turn you can either take a fresh card from the deck, or take your opponents discard from the “pack”. In order to pick up the pack you must have at least a pair of what’s been thrown and then play it. You also MUST take all of the other cards in the pack. There are special bonuses you can pick up along the way as well. One called a “chapeau” and the other called a “natural.” A Chapeau is scored when you go out of a hand while your opponent has a negative score for that particular hand. For example, if you had 60 points down but 75 points in your hand you’d be chapeaud for 15 points. The other bonus is a natural. There are two types of naturals. The most common version would be to go out without using a 2 as a wildcard. Your points would be doubled and you’d also score a bonus which are called “marks.” The other natural comes when you get 8 of a kind. In that case you would double the points for the 8 of a kind and score a mark. The betting works like this: let’s say you were playing $1-$3 and the final score looked like this: 340 160
700 320 (chapeau- usually marked by circling the number)
1040 (natural- marked this way *) 500
1230 585 This would be a massacre and would be scored like this: $3 for winning the game
$3 for a chapeau
$3 for a natural
$3 for a skunk (if your opponent doesn’t get over the 600 point mark
$6 for each 100 points you win by called “ways”. It is rounded off, so a spead of 455 points would count as $5. So in total you would win $18 for the game.]]>