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About this project

SUM is a 2-6 player game for all ages and skill levels.  

SUM is a Maths based card game where your goal is to make equations using the cards in. Solve the most equations or get rid of all the cards in your hand to win.  

SUM is a great game as well as a fun tool to help people improve their Math skills. The distribution of 1 to 9 numbers well as +, -, x and ÷ cards allow younger players to make simple equations while still staying competitive against those with a broader knowledge of Mathematics. While older players can try their hand at making more complex equations to get rid of more cards in their hand at one go. 

And for those who want a stimulating party game to play with their friends, the Wild cards add an extra level of strategy to each game. 

Each deck comes with 198 cards. 119 Number cards, 76 Operation cards and 3 Rule cards.

 

Split the cards into two decks, Operations and Numbers, the deck in which each card belongs to is written on the back. Keep these decks separate for the whole game.

Everyone starts with 7 cards, 4 from the Numbers deck and 3 from the Operations deck. Deal these face down.  

Place a number card from the Numbers deck face up and in the center of the play area.  

Choose who goes first.

Everyone take turns attempting to make an equation, with the cards in their hands, to equal the number in the center.  

You must use at least one Operation card in an equation.
For example:

You can draw up to 2 cards per turn which can come from either decks. If you are unable to make a correct equation after picking up two cards, then your turn ends and the player to your left starts their turn.

You can use as many cards in your hand as you wish to make an equation.

Minus Operation cards can be used in front of numbers to make them negative.

Two card of the same number can be used as one card. For example, two number 2 cards can be used as a 4.

SUM does not contain an bracket cards but you can still make complex equations to get the right answer. Just make sure it is clear to the other players what you have done.

Upon completing an equation, you must keep all the Number cards used in the equation in a victory pile just for you while you shuffle the Operation cards back into the deck. Your turn ends and a new Number card is drawn and placed in the center of the play area for the next player.

 There are two win conditions for SUM:

  • The first is the player to get rid of all the cards in their hand.
  • The second is the player with the greater amount of Numbers cards in their victory equations pile. These are counted after all the cards in the Numbers deck have been taken and players are unable to make anymore equations.

Wild cards are special cards that can be played anytime during a players turn.  

They are hidden within the Operations deck and must be shuffled back into this deck once used.  

Unlike the other cards, these cards can not be used as part of an equation.  

There are 4 different Wild cards:

Propagation, Neutralization, Radicalization and Rotation.

The effects these cards have are written on them and should be read out aloud when used unless everyone is very familiar with each cards traits.

The player must have at least one additional card in their hand to play the Wild cards Neutralization and Rotation.

A Wild card can not be used on the turn it is drawn.

If a Wild card has been used and the player still can’t make the equation, then they must still pick up 2 cards, if they have not yet done so, before their turn ends.

 

 

Alt-Hiatus Games is a little studio with big dreams of making fun games that make people think, whether that be with card games, board games or video games. SUM is this first in a line of games that we wish to release and hope that you all enjoy!

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter campaign so there are definitely inherent risks involved, but the game has been thoroughly tested, the funding goal extensively researched and shipping calculated. All with the aim to get a game which we love into the hands of people who support us and would enjoy this game.

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