The Rack-O Retro Rules And Cards

Rack-O is a classic American card game introduced by Milton Bradley in 1956, The game is played with 2 to 4 players, and the number of cards used is determined by the number of players. The game is played with a deck of 60 cards and the objective of the game is to organize the cards in numerical order from low to high.

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Rack-O Retro Cards

The Rack-O card game involves cards numbered from 1 to 60. If four players are playing, all 60 cards should be used. If there are three players, cards numbered from 1 to 50 should be used. For two players, cards numbered from 1 to 40 should be used (refer to the rules for two players). Each player needs one rack. The numbers on each rack – 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 – are used only for scoring.

Rack-O Retro Rules

To start the game, the dealer shuffles the cards and deals 10 to each player. Each player then places the cards on their rack randomly, starting at slot 10 and the goal is to create a sequence of numbers in ascending order, starting at slot 1. Players replace cards in their rack with new cards from the draw or discard piles so that their numbers read in any numerical progression from a low number at the front.

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Players must place each card as it is received into the highest available slot in their rack, starting at slot #10, without rearranging any of them. The game ends when one player goes Rack-O by having all ten cards in their rack reading from a low card in the #5 slot to a high card in the #50 slot, in any combination of increasingly higher cards.

The player who goes Rack-O scores 75 points, 5 for each of the ten cards in their rack, and 25 points for going Rack-O. All other persons score 5 points for each card in a continuous ascending order until the succession of higher cards has been broken and the first player to score a total of 500 points or more wins the game.

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