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How do you make a game out of such simple components? (a deck of 6 coloured suits numbered 1 to 9) Answer: call in Dr. Gamebuster Knizia. Each player receives a set of 9 of these cards and attempts to score a 'zero', which is 5 cards of the same colour and 5 of the same number. Each aspect of these scores a zero and when combined, the player stops a round and scores a zero. Other players score card values in their hands, having considered how to minimise their own hands through making a zero. You will have deduced that for this to be only nine cards, one of the cards is common to both sets.
Cards are changed from the initial deal by exchanging one card from hand with a card from a set of five cards that were placed face up on the table at the beginning of the game. Cards not part of the players' hands or the central set are not used in this round. This would all be very tedious and rummy-like, if the set you were collecting did not form part of the cards in play. So a player may 'knock' to pass their turn, the second of which from any player signals the final round.
Scores are totted up and the lowest score after a series of rounds is the winner. If game players should follow athletes, then this game would be part of stretching exercise to ensure your brain is eased back into normal mode. Good fun, non-exhausting, end-of-evening wind down rather than wind-up.