Luck will not be enough in the Battle of Corsica. You also need to be quick to collect all the cards in the game and win.
To play the Battle of Corsica, you must respect the following elements:
– Have two to six players available to play the game
– A set of 54 cards (with the jokers)
Aim of the Game
The Battle of Corsica consists of being the first player to obtain all the cards from the other players.
- The dealer deals all the cards to the players face down.
- No player has the right to look at their hand
- The game can now begin
How to Play
- The player who starts the game takes the top card from their deck and turns it face up on the table.
- The player on their left and the next ones after that must do the same, until an Ace or a face card (jokers, king, queen or jack) is turned over.
- When a player plays a face card or an Ace, the next player must in turn place a face card or an Ace so as not to lose the trick in progress.
- If the player has succeeded in placing an Ace or a face card during the number of attempts provided, it will be the turn of the next player to try to place an Ace or a face card according to the number of attempts that the last player has taken to place their card.
- If a player does not manage to place an Ace or a face card during the number of attempts provided by the card previously placed, then it is the player who placed the previous card who wins the trick.
- Then, the player who has won the trick takes all the cards and places them under their deck.
Number of Attempts Depending on the Value of the Card Played:
- A joker: 5 attempts
- An Ace: 4 attempts
- A king: 3 attempts
- A queen: 2 attempts
- A jack: one attempt
If a player places an Ace, the next player will have then 4 attempts to, in turn, place a face card or an Ace. This would allow them not to lose the trick.
- When two identical cards follow each other, you must tap as quickly as possible on the pile of cards in order to recover it.
- The player who taps the pile of cards on the table first wins the trick.
- Any player can tap.
It is always the player who manages to take the last trick who starts the next round.
Attention! If a player mistakenly taps on a pile of cards that does not have identical cards, they will have to discard 3 cards from their deck and place them under the pile in the center.
- The game continues in this fashion until one player has all of the cards.
End of the Game
The game ends when a player manages to get all the cards from the other players.
A player may not have enough cards left to complete the various attempts listed above. At that point, they will then have to randomly draw, from the next player’s deck, the number of attempts they have left to make. If they win the trick with one of these cards, they stay in the game.
A player who has no more cards can always return to the game if they manage to tap the pile of cards in the center of the table first when there are identical cards. On the other hand, if they commit 3 mistakes, they will be definitively eliminated from the game.
- The sandwich: Tap first on the pile of cards in progress when you see two cards of the same value interspersed by any other card.
Example: A king, a 7 and another king. When this kind of combination shows up, you have to be the first to tap the pile to win the trick.
- A sequence of two consecutive cards: When two cards follow each other, you must tap quickly on the pile of cards to win the trick.
Example: an 8 followed by a 9
- The sum of 10: If the sum of two consecutive cards is equal to 10, you must tap the pile before the other players to win the trick.
Example: a 4 followed by a 6.