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The gameplay for Sluff Off! follows the standard trick-taking formula:
The cards are numbered 1-15 in five different suits, and blue is always
trump. If someone leads a color, you must follow suit if you can;
otherwise, you can throw off a card or trump the trick.
It's an exact-bidding game, but you predict your tricks by taking
colored chips. For each trick that you win, you toss a chip back. If you
take a trick in a color for which you didn't have a chip, then you must
take a black chip (worth -3 points). If you have any colored chips left
at the end of the round, they're worth -2 points. If you have any white
chips left at the end of the round (wildcards that you get when someone
takes a colored chip away from you during bidding), they're worth -4
There's also the Sluffer, whose role is to feed unwanted tricks to other
players. Instead of bidding tricks the Sluffer takes 4 black chips each
woth -1 for him at the end of the hand. When players take tricks they
didn't predict, they take black chips from the Sluffer. If the Sluffer
feeds enough of the black chips to other players, it can zero out the
Sluffer's score for that round.
Eclectic Games, Reading - Tue May 26 21:07:49 BST 2020 [web4]