Last summer, my nephew taught our family a card game. I think he learned it in Singapore. We would like to find out what the game is called.
THE RULES - as best as I can remember them:
Each player is dealt three cards, face down. He can look at them once, but has to remember the values from then on.
The rest of the cards are put in a drawing pile. One card is flipped and put in a discard pile.
The players take turns, drawing either the top discard or the top from the drawing pile. He can swap the card with one of his three face-down cards if he wants to. Then he discards the extra card in the discard pile, face up. This swap will allow the player (and others) to refresh their memory of which cards are in which positions.
Face cards are special:
- If you pick up a Jack (from the drawing pile or from the discard pile), you can peek at any face-down card.
- If you pick up a Queen, you can swap any two face-down cards belonging to another player.
- If you pick up a King, you can swap one of your own face-down cards with one of someone else's.
The goal is to minimize the sum of your three face-down cards. When the draw pile is depleted, everyone flips their face-down cards and adds up the values (A=1, J-11, Q=12, K=13).
You can play many rounds. Just keep adding the scores from each round. The lowest score wins.
I might have some of the rules wrong.
Please help us identify this game.