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The Rules of the Game- Fibonacci 21

Two, three or four players   (see bottom of this page for Solitaire Fibonacci and Canasta 21)

Players draw a card from the deck to determine who should deal. The player with the highest number deals.

Each player is dealt seven cards.

The rest of the deck is placed in the center of the table and the top card is overturned and placed to one side to create the discard pile.

The player clockwise to the dealer starts by picking up two cards, one of which can be the top card in the discard pile.

The player can put cards on the table, if desired, and then completes the turn by discarding one card.

Players take turns clockwise.

Three of the base cards and card 21 must be collected and put down in sequence in front of the player during a turn before other cards can be added toward making a set. A wild card or #2 bonus card can be used to start a set.

Only one set starting with each base card is allowed per player.

When a set of cards adding to 21 is completed it can be "closed" by gathering up the cards and turning the set over or it can be left open.

Sets can only be closed during a players turn.

Between turns a player can move cards from one open set to another but not from the players hand to the table or from the table to a players hand. Cards can only be moved from the players hand to the table during a players turn.

Wild cards can be used in place of any other numbered card. The player must assign a number to the card when it is placed but only 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 or 21. A wild card can be assigned a new number at any time to make a set total to 21  but only 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 or 21. Wild cards can be moved from one open set to another at any time.

Base cards cannot be moved but a wild card used as a base card can be exchanged for a base card during a players turn.

Base cards can only be used to start a set, not add to a set. If a second base card of the same number is drawn it has to be discarded before the player can "go out" (q.v.).

A player who has completed and closed all six sets, no longer picks up cards but must discard one card on each successive turn until all the surplus cards are discarded. The player is then said to have "gone out" and wins the round providing no other player finishes earlier. Play the stops for that round and players tally their scores.

If another player goes out it is advantageous to have cards on the table rather than in ones hand and to have as many closed sets as possible. See scoring.

Solitaire Fibonacci 21

Player deals himself/herself seven cards

The rest of the deck is placed in front of the player and the top card is overturned and placed to one side to create the discard pile.

Player follows rules as described above.

Objective is to collect six sets and go out in a minimum of turns.

When six sets have been collected, the cards in the players hand are added to the discard pile.

The number of cards in the discard pile are then counted.

The fewer the number of cards in the discard pile the more skillful the player and/or the better the luck of the draw!

 

The Rules of the Game- Canasta 21

Canasta 21 Game. pdf

 

 

 

2011 by Robin Andrews

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