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^{©}
