Anyone who can count, can win in this card game. Can you?
In NumZumZero, players are dealt cards from two suits, orange and blue. Each card has a face value. The play area consists of three columns and players take turns playing one of their cards in one of the columns. When the total face value of blue cards matches the value of orange cards in the same column, the player who played the last card collects all cards from the column and earns points.
Example: a column holds a blue 1 and a blue 4. Player One adds an orange 3. The total value of all blue cards (5) does not match the total value of all orange cards (3). Player One does not earn any points. Next turn, player Two adds an orange 2. The total value of all blue cards (5) is now equal to the total value of all orange cards (5), so Player Two collects the cards and earns a point. The player with most points at the end of the game wins.
In Expert Game (free rules for download), players also have the option to play a few trick moves.
The box contains 4 blank cards with NumZumZero backside to create your own or to replace cards damaged by clumsy players spilling their drinks (trust me, it will happen).
Also available: the NumZumZero Slim Edition. Portable and cheap, great way to expand your game for additional players, or for travel. (Slim Edition does not contain rules or Victory Tokens and comes in a regular poker deck box) Search for it in the store.