Charmy is a special ability in which reverses the numerical order of play. My question is about when the ability actually takes effect. Here's the rule text:
After a player activates this special ability, the direction of the pile changes. If the values were ascending, they start descending, and vice versa. This effect lasts for the rest of the round. For example, after a Charmy is played, to beat a pair of 4s, you would need to play a pairs of 4s or lower.
What I need clarification about revolves around the words
Afterin the first sentence and
after in the third sentence.
Does that mean that Charmy is played in
- normal order and the reversal occurs after that play, or
- immediate reversal on the play that Charmy is activated?
Examples of each
two 5s two 7s two 8s with Charmy activation two 3s
two 5s two 7s two 4s with Charmy activation two 3s