This is a simple Oh Hell! variant. There are four suits -- Archie, Edith, Gloria, and Mike -- of 10 cards each, plus two special cards. Players use their "Ding Bat Tally" wheel to predict how many tricks they will take that hand of 7 cards. If they're right, they score 10 points. You must follow suit if possible; if not, Archie cards are trumps. The two special "Ding Bat" cards, which are ranked 0 and 11 in the Archie suit, allow the trick's winner to give the trick to any other player, or keep it for himself, allowing for some opportunistic hose-age of one's opponents.
From the box:
A Message from Archie: "In my neighborhood, we ain't much for playing Contact Bridge or cannestoga or any other leftist games, so we play my card game. Even Edith plays it, so ya know it's gotta be real simple to learn. Meathead plays it too, but he's got trouble counting so we gotta stop to coach 'im. I highly recompense this Ding Bat card game for all youse right-thinkin' Americans."
The message comes with the following disclaimer: "The above quotation from 'Archie' is printed the way he talks on the famous 'All in the Family' TV Show. It is not intended to be correct English."