I’m looking for the rules for one of the hwatu games that used to be popular when I lived in Seoul oh so many years ago. The current popular hwatu game is one called Go-Stop and it’s not the same game, although the mechanics of play are almost identical.
The rules I remember are:
[ul][li]Deal a set number of cards face up on the table.[/li][li]Deal a set number of cards to each player.[/li][list][li](for the two steps above, the set number is dependent on the number of players)[/ul][/li][li]Place the remaining cards in a stack facedown on the table to be used as the stock.[/li][li]The dealer begins by discarding one card on the table and then turning the top card (turn card) of the stock.[/li][ul][li]If the discard matches a card that’s face up, then the player wins both cards; if the discard doesn’t match anything, then the player leaves the discard on the table.[/li][li]If the turn card matches a card on the table, which can be the card that was just discarded, then the player wins those two cards.[/ul][/li][li]The next player does the same routine, and then the next player, and the next, until all the cards have been won.[/li][li]Each player examines his won cards to see if he’s made some set melds. All the other players have to pay him some cards for those melds. Once all the melds have been paid, then each player tallies his cards (cards have values of 0, 5, 10, or 20).[/list][/li]
That’s all I remember. I do know there’s a fixed value to the entire deck but I don’t remember what it is, nor do I remember what the real name of this game is.
If you know of any other games played with this deck of cards, feel free to post the rules in this thread!