"A Sizzling Game of Fun -- For young and old -- keeps 'em popping with excitement"
That's how Selchow & Righter describe this game for two, three, or four players. It's comprised of 60 red, numbered wood block tiles, 10 of which are the "hot numbers" ranging from 100 to 600 in value. The remaining tiles are labeled as 5's, 10's, 15's, 20's, 25's, and 50's.
Play begins with all tiles face down and each player drawing 15, taking a brief look at them, and returning them to the table face down in front of the player who drew them. Here they are again mixed up so the player doesn't know which tile is where. Based on what they saw in their sneak peak players make a bid as to how many points they believe they'll earn throughout the course of the round. Each player then blindly turns over one of his or her tiles and the highest number played takes that trick.
After all tiles have been played, the points are tabulated to see how each player did in relation to his or her bid. After a round of play, players may find their score increased or decreased. They may earn either the number of points taken in or the number of points taken in plus the amount of their bid. Or, if they are unlucky and do not make the amount of their bid, will find their overall score decreased by the amount of their bid. Play continues round by round until one player has earned 10,000 points.
The cardboard canister measures just over 7 inches tall and 9 inches around and has a metal bottom. The graphics on the canister are fantastic. The canister itself and the white on the red tiles show some wear, but over all the condition is very good.
This is a must for collectors of old games. Selchow & Righter, of course, gave us Scrabble.
Item ID: 400