Karma is playfully competitive and infectiously fun! Race to get rid of all your cards by playing a card of equal or higher value. Use your Karma Cards to avoid picking up the discard pile. In this game there are multiple winners. You never really know who’s going to lose until the very last card—the dramatic ending calls for an instant rematch! There are 4 types of Karma Cards in the game. You can play them like wild cards, but be sure to use them wisely because in this game what Goes Around! Friends and families agree that Karma is a blast! You can never play just one game.
In Karma, each player is dealt three face-down cards that he cannot look at and that remain on the table in front of him. He is dealt six more cards, chooses three of those for his hand, and places the remaining three face-up onto his table cards in three separate stacks. One player begins by placing a card or cards of the same value from his hand onto the table face-up to create a discard pile. The other players in turn must place onto the discard stack a card or cards of the same value that match(es) or exceed(s) the value of the top card of the stack; or else, pick up the stack. Until the draw pile is gone, players must draw at the end of their turns to maintain a hand of at least three cards.
All of a player’s hand cards must be played before any of his face-up table cards, which must in turn be played before any of his face-down table cards. A few cards allow players to break the foregoing rules. The last player with cards loses the game.
What Goes Around…Comes Around!
Karma is playfully competitive and infectiously fun! Race to get rid of all your cards by playing a card of equal or higher value, but watch out…if you can’t play a card, you have to take the whole discard pile! Luckily, there are Karma cards that could get you out of trouble…and maybe cause trouble for someone else! Use them wisely, because “what goes around comes around”! It’s a game of elimination, with multiple winners, and is a blast for the whole family!