eBooklets

A free ebooklet "Five New 5-Dice Games" is available at the GetFreeBooks website.


You can also buy five ebooklets each containing rules for five games at Smashwords.  Each ebooklet costs $.99.  Go to pchoemke8 on Smashwords.

"Five New Card Games Using Standard Playing Cards" contains a variety of original card games. PAIRS is a card-matching game where you try to find cards that match the cards in your hand.   SEPARATE SUITS is a trick-taking game where each player starts each hand with the 13 cards in one suit.   MINI RUMMY is a draw and discard game where you try to form two sets of cards with one card shared by both sets.    SEVENTEEN is a rank-adding game where you try to collect sets of cards with ranks that add up to 17.  CARDINAL PHRASES is a word game where you form phrases in categories using letters from the suit and rank of cards.

"Five New Games Using A Standard Checkerboard And Checkers And Two Standard Dice" contains a variety of original games using a checkerboard and checkers, and 2 standard dice.  PATH is a game where you try to complete the first path from one edge of a checkerboard to the opposite edge.  GROUP is a game where you try to create the largest group of checkers in the center of a checkerboard.    PAIRS is a game where you try to create the most side-by-side pairs of checkers on a checkerboard.  STACKS is a game where you try to create the most stacks of 2 or 3 checkers on a checkerboard.  ELIMINATION is a game where you try to eliminate more of your opponent's checkers from a checkerboard than your opponent can eliminate of yours.

"Five New 5-Dice Games Using Standard 6-Sided Dice" contains a variety of original 5-dice games.  SAMES is a dice game where you try to roll multiple dice each with a specific number.  DUPLICATES is a dice game there you try to roll dice with the same number.  HIGH-LOW is a dice game where you try to roll the high or low total.  DIFFERENT is a dice game where you try to avoid rolling dice with the same number.  SEVENTEEN is a dice game where you try to roll dice totaling 17.

"Five New 3-Dice Games Using Standard 6-Sided Dice" contains a variety of original 3-dice games.  NUMBERS is a dice game where you try to roll the most number totals.  SETS is a dice game where you try to roll the most sets of numbers.  AVOID is a dice game where you try to avoid rolling certain dice combinations.  FIRST ROLL is a dice game where you try to match the value of the initial roll in each round.
ODD/EVEN is a dice game where you try to roll dice that are all odd or even.

"Five New Gin Rummy Lite Card Games Using Standard Playing Cards" contains a variety of original card games that are similar to Gin Rummy.  KITTEN RUMMY is a card game where you try to collect 2 sets of cards.  GIN OVERLAP is a card game where you try to collect 2 sets of cards, a Group and a Sequence, with one card shared by each set.  GIN GROUP is card game where you try to collect Groups.  GIN SEQUENCE is a card game where you try to collect Sequences.  GIN SHARE is a card game where you try to collect 2 sets of cards using your own cards and cards from other players.


You can also buy four ebooklets each containing rules for nine Animal Games at Tradebit.  Each ebooklet costs $1.50.  Go to SimpleGames on TradeBit.

ANIMAL GAMES, BOOKLET 1
1. ADDER is a card game for three to five players.  The object of the game is to take tricks by playing the high-rank card.
2. ANTS is a card game for three to six players.  The object of the game is to lay down cards in a series (like ants in a row) based on what was laid down previously.
3. AQUARIUM is a board game for two or four players.  Each player is a fish in an aquarium.  You and your fellow fish are bored, so you pass the time by playing a game.  The object of the game is to swim to a location from which you can see just one other fish.
4. BIRDS ON A WIRE is a card game for two to four players.  The object of the game is to place cards in rows of cards on the table like birds on a wire.
5. BULL POKER is a poker game for three to six players.  The object of the game is to trade cards with your opponents until you think you have the best poker hand.
6. CAMP GRIZZLY is a board game for two to six players.  Each player is a camper at a summer camp named Camp Grizzly located on the shore of Grizzly Lake.  One of the favorite activities at Camp Grizzly is a footrace called “twice around the lake”.  The object of the game is to race around Grizzly Lake trying to be first to the finish line.
7. CHAMELEON is a card game for two to six players.  The object of the game is to pick a card that comes close to matching a card that another player has chosen.
8. COCKEYED OCTOPUS is a card game for two to four players.  The object of the game is to add cards to a layout of cards by matching an existing card by suit or rank, or by playing an Eight.
9. COPY CAT is a board game for two players.  Each player owns a cat.  When the cats play together, they like to copy each other's poses.  The object of the game is for your cat to copy the other cat's poses in the fewest number of moves.

ANIMAL GAMES, BOOKLET 2
1. CRABS ON A BLANKET is a board game for two players.  Each player is head of a family of crabs.  Two families of crabs are visiting the beach and sharing a beach blanket.  The object of the game is to positions your crab family members on the beach blanket so they can talk to each other.
2. DETECTION is a simple card and dice game for two to six players.  Each player is a detective investigating a jewel robbery at the Montague Mansion.  Someone has stolen the famous Hype Diamond Necklace.  The object of the game is to solve the crime and arrest the thief by finding clues and questioning suspects.
3. DUCKS IN A ROW is a board game for two players.  Each player controls eight ducks.  The object of the game is to move your eight ducks from one edge of a field to the opposite edge.
4. FOUR BEARS is a trick-taking card game for three to five players.  The object of the game is to take tricks by playing the high card in the suit that was lead in the same family as the rank that was lead.
5. FROG RACE is a board game for two players.  You race your frog against your opponent's frog.  The object of the game is to get your frog to the finish line first.
6. IZZARD is a card game for two to four players, played as a series of rounds.  In each round, the players match cards using the instructions on the Matching Sheets.  The object of the game is to make a match on your turn.
7. KANGAROO HOP is a board game for two players, played as a series of games.  Each player controls the movement of a kangaroo.  The object is to move your kangaroo to a special square on the board.
8. LADY BUGS is a dice game for two to four players.  The object of the game is to roll the current point total.
9. LEOPARD is a card and dice game for two to four players.  The object of the game is to score points by matching the spots on the dice with the spots on the playing cards.

ANIMAL GAMES, BOOKLET 3
1. LOCUST is a card game for two to four players.  The object of the game is to try to remove cards from a large layout of cards by moving a playing piece to a card of the same rank in a separate diamond layout of cards.
2. LYNX is a card game for three to six players.  The object of the game is to take cards in tricks by joining with other players to take the trick.
3. MOLE HOLES is a board game for two players.  Each player races two moles through a network of mole holes.  The object of the game is to move your moles to deeper mole holes.
4. MONKEYS IN A TREE is a board game for two players.  Each player moves a group of monkeys up a tree.  The object of the game is to get your monkeys to the top of the tree.
5. PIZZA DELIVERY is a board game for two players.  Each player is a mouse in a maze whose job is to deliver cheese pizzas to the residents of the maze.  The object of the game is to deliver pizzas quickly.
6. QUARTER HORSE is a board game for two players.  The object of the game is to eliminate squares from play, four at a time, by laying a playing piece on the corner where four squares meet.  The last player to eliminate squares wins a match.
7. SANDPIPER is a board game for two players.  Each player is a worker for the Sandpiper Moving Company whose job it is to move the Dice family's belongings, which consist of numerous sets of spots, to their new home.  The object of the game is to pack sets of spots into boxes efficiently.
8. SNAKES is a board and card game for two players.  The object of the game is to place tokens on a checkerboard trying to build snakes of different lengths.  The last player to build a snake wins a round.
9. SPELLING BEE is a card game for two to four players.  The object of the game is to score points by spelling words with playing cards.

ANIMAL GAMES, BOOKLET 4
1. THIRTEENS is a card game for four players.  The object of the game is to collect pairs of cards that add up to 13.
2. TIC-TAC-TOX is a pencil-and-paper game for two or three players.  The object of the game is to get three different symbols in a row.
3. TURNABOUT is a trick-taking card game for three to five players.  The object of the game is to take tricks by playing the high card in the suit that was lead.
4. TURTLE LAKE is a board and card game for two players.  The object of the game is to place tokens on a checkerboard trying to form a path from one edge of the board to the opposite edge.
5. WATCHDOGS is a board game for two players.  The game takes place at some field trials for watchdogs.  Each player controls three watchdogs, represented by three stacks of playing pieces.  The object of the game is to win field trials by positioning your watchdogs so that each watchdog watches an opponent's watchdog.
6. WHITE HEN is a card game for two to four players.  The object of the game is to be the first player to get rid of all of your cards.
7. WORMS is a card game for two to four players (four players can play as individuals or as two 2-player teams).  The object of the game is to score points by forming worms from worm bones and worm fat.
8. YAK is a dice game for two to four players.  The object of Yak is to roll specific scoring combinations.
9. ZEBRA CONES is a board game for two players.  Each player carries two zebra cones along a promenade in the park.  The object of the game is to avoid losing ice cream scoops from your two cones.


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