I just added a new public page to “my wiki”:http://www.joeyday.net. It’s the rules to my favorite card game, “Mao”:http://www.joeyday.net/index.php/Mao. I played this game with a few friends the other night and thought I’d pull these rules out and dust them off. I’ve had them typed up for a while in a Word document, and thought it would be great to upload them here so others can enjoy the game. Have fun!
The game is complex enough to make it fun, but not complex enough to have a steep learning curve. The point of the game is to score 10 points. Points are scored by building settlements, upgrading your settlements to cities, and using various “development” cards.
- Actually, we played an LDS-themed replica of the game called The Settlers of Zarahemla. It is licensed from the creator of the original game, and has only a few minor variations. There is also an Old Testament-based variant called The Settlers of Canaan, which we sell at the Christian bookstore where I work. [↩]