Golf Card Game
By scott hotaling
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Golf is a card game for two or more players, in which the object is to score as little as possible, as in the sport of Golf. In front of each player is a layout of cards arranged in a square or rectangle, 2 x 2, and players improve their scores by drawing new cards to replace unwanted cards, which they discard. Each deal is seen as the equivalent of a hole of Golf, and in many versions a complete game consists of 9 or 18 deals, corresponding to the length of a Golf course.
The object is for players to reduce the value of the cards in front of them by either swapping them for lesser value cards or by pairing them up with cards of equal rank.
Beginning at dealer's left, players take turns drawing single cards from either the stock or discard piles. The drawn card may either be swapped for one of that player's 4 cards, or discarded. If the card is swapped for one of the face down cards, the card swapped in remains face up. The round ends when a player knocks or ends round which can happen at any point. Remaining players then have one turn to draw a card to improve their hands and then scores are totaled and recorded on a running score sheet.
During play it is legal for a player to pick up a card from the discard pile and return it to the discard pile without playing it to allow another player to retrieve the card.
You can play with Knock penalties. Which when a player calls the round and fails to have the lowest hand they can have a penalty of ten points added to the final score.
What cards are visible
You can select no cards visible bottom cards visible just to the player, The top and bottom cards visible to only the player. Or learning mode to see all the cards in everyones hand. Just remember the game gets harder if you have the bottom cards and or the top and bottom cards visible since you can see your cards the computer also has that ability.
What's New in Version 1.10
Sandboxing, App Improvements and Bug Fixes.