I have some online friends that love to play Mao every time they get together. Mostly, I hear about this over the Internet, but on the few occasions when I attend those gatherings, they keep trying to get me to play. They won’t tell me how to play — that, after all, is the whole point — so I continue to decline.
As I gather it, the object of Mao is that the rules are secret and you must deduce them all logically.
What the fun in that? It sounds as if they want someone to play the game, knowing that someone has no chance of winning. If I wanted to play a losing card game, I’d play Solitaire.
What’s supposed to be fun about Mao, anyway?