|Time:||maximal 30 min.|
|Recommended age:||from 8|
|Size of group:||2-3 persons min.|
|Time for preparation:||none|
With a standard 32 card set, between 2 and 6 players can play this game. Everyone receives 5 cards. A card from the pile of remaining cards is revealed. The player who begins tries to get rid of one of his cards by playing a card with the same suit (hearts, clubs, spades or diamonds) or a card with the same value (e.g. 7 or a king etc.) as the card on the pile. Them it is the next players turn, who also tries to get rid of a card. If a player only has one card left in his hand, he says Mau. If he manages to get rid of his last card in the next round, he says Mau-Mau. The rest of the players then count up their minus points. Cards with a number are counted with their face values and a duke =2, queen=3, king=4 and an ace =11 points.
The following rules should be followed in this game:
If player cannot play and has a duke, he can play the duke and choose a suit.
If a player cannot play a card at all, he must take a card from the middle pile. If this card is cannot not be played, it is the next players turn.
If a 7 is played, the next player must pick up two extra cards.
If an 8 is played, the next player misses a go (must sit out).
If an ace is played, the direction of play changes.
If the last card played is a duke, the rest of the players minus points are doubled.
The person who has the least minus points after several rounds has won.
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