Quoted from the rulebook:
"Cartino is an exciting game. The playing tiles have the card symbols, Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades, printed on them and have to be laid on their appropriate spaces on the board.
Skill, concentration and a bit of luck, too are decisive!
The 32 tiles are laid on the appropriate spaces on the board. There is room for two identical tiles on each space. Each space has a different score value but the tiles placed only score when they are joined by neighbouring tiles. The last tile placed is not counted for the score. The aim of the players is to place their tiles so that they connect to other tiles of high value. The points scored are marked with the score markers. The player with the highest score wins."
Cartino was also published in the Ravensburger Casino Series.