54 cards (featuring 27 Dweebies)
Object of the Game
Collect the most cards by matching Dweebies on both ends of any line in play.
1. Shuffle the deck and deal each player a hand of five face down cards. Look at your cards but keep them secret from your opponents.
Note that the number of dots under the Dweebie in the top left and bottom right corners indicates how many times the Dweebie appears in the deck.
2. Stack the rest of the cards in a face down draw pile within easy reach of all players.
The person with the least amount of hair goes first and play continues to the left. Each turn, do the following three steps in order:
Place A Card
Take any one card from your hand and place it face up on the playing surface.
If you match the Dweebie on the other end of any line, you get to collect all of the cards in that line.
Draw A Card
Finish your turn by taking the top card from the draw pile into your hand.
Choose any one card from your hand and place it face up on the playing surface.
If there are no face up cards in play, simply place your card in the center.
If there are face up cards already in play, place your card next to one of them. Cards may be placed above, below, to the left, or to the right. For example, the grey spaces indicate all the possible locations you could place a card:
Dweebies will form lines going both down and across. You may collect cards if you place a Dweebie at the end of any line that matches the Dweebie at the other end of the same line. Collect the whole line, including the two end cards, and place them in a face down pile in front of you.
For example, in each of these three scenarios, if you placed the card highlighted by the yellow star, you would collect the green line.
Matching Dweebies must be at the very end of a line, not somewhere in the middle. For example, if you played the card highlighted by the yellow star below, you could not collect the red line:
Also, you may not collect diagonal lines. For example, if you played the card highlighted by the yellow star, you could not collect the red line:
Keep Dweebies Together
As the game progresses, a group of Dweebies will grow in the middle. However if the group is ever split into several smaller groups when a player collects a line of cards, then you must place cards to join the Dweebies back together by the shortest possible link. No player may collect Dweebies until they are once again connected!
For example, the grey spaces in the three scenarios below indicate all the possible locations you could place a card:
If you forget to draw a card at the end of your turn, you may draw at any time.
End of the Game
When the draw pile runs out, continue playing the cards in your hands until everyone is out of cards.
At that point, the game ends and whoever has collected the most cards wins.