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Subject: Jokers as wild cards rss

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Francis K. Lalumiere
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The rules (2007 edition) say that, in standard play, jokers are not used as wild cards. They HAVE to be played on their own.

Well, I cannot find any other reference to the jokers.
(Not even in the All-Star rules.)

So WHEN are the jokers supposed to be used as wild cards?
 
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Andrew S. Fischer
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A Joker can only be played as a single card, ranked higher than an Ace.
 
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Thanks for the answer... but the standard rules say that, in the standard rules, the jokers are not played as wild cards.
This suggests that in some other ruleset, they ARE played as wild cards.
But oops -- the rules forgot to mention *when* that happens...
 
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It's very easy to overlook--I did myself--but it says near the beginning of the rules:

High Hand Wins
Each action in NHL Ice Breaker is based on the mechanic
of high card (or hand) wins.Opponents play cards from their
hands at the same time. The player with the highest card
(or hand) executes their play, as indicated on their card.
Card value rankings are as follows: 2s are low,Aces are high,
Jokers are highest.
[emphasis mine]

NOTE: Jokers are not “wild” cards.

(They probably should have said:

NOTE: Jokers are not “wild” cards for purposes of making pairs, etc. They can only be played singly, and merely function as cards which are ranked higher than Aces.)
 
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