HiLo can have you flying high, although you’d rather keep your cards low!
In the highly addictive, quick playing card game, each player tries to replace the high cards in their piles with lower ones.
What’s in the box?
- 104 playing cards
- Score pad
How to play:
Each turn is made up of one action. On your turn, you choose to either:
Take the top card from the (face up) discard pile, in which case you must trade it for one of the cards in your layout.
Take the top card from the (face down) draw pile and then make the following decision:
You can trade any face up or face down card in your layout with the card from the draw pile. Lay the traded card face up on the discard pile. Then the card drawn from the draw pile is placed face up in the player’s layout. Or you can place the drawn card directly onto the discard pile, face up.
A player gets a HiLo each time they turn over or lay the third card of the same colour as the other two in a row – horizontally, vertically or diagonally. The player can then remove the entire row from their layout and discard the three cards of the same colour on the discard pile. The player then has three fewer cards in his or her layout.
After a player has turned over all of the cards in their layout then all of the other players have exactly one more turn. Should this create a HiLo, the cards are removed as described before. Every player adds together the value of all of the cards in their layout.
The game ends when at least one player has more than 99 total points (total from all rounds) at the end of a round. The player with the fewest total points wins. If two or more players have the same low total, it’s a tie.