Migrato - Rules of the card game
Objective of the game
Migrato is a game about bird migration.
Players score points when birds reach their destination.
Bird journeys are represented by columns of cards.
There are 54 cards in the game (49 bird cards and 5 danger cards).
Some birds fly only by night, some by day and night and some only by day.
The number of cards required for birds to reach their destination is different for every bird.
The 54 cards are shuffled and form a deck.
Each player receives 3 cards.
Players take turns alternatively.
On his turn, a player must play one of these 5 actions:
A player may never have more than 4 columns in play.
Each column must follow the following rules which apply for playing a card and for combining/splitting columns:
If after adding a card (or more) to a column, it reaches the number of cards required to reach the destination (see Deck content), the player uncovers all cards present in the column and checks that everything is in order.
Night cards are then turned face up.
If birds are mixed or in the wrong order, the whole column is discarded.
If everything is in order, the birds reach their destination. If the same bird is visible in any other column of the player, that column is immmediately discarded.
After a 'Combine' action, if there are only night cards in the resulting column, uncovering that column is optional.
After a 'Combine' action, a column with 5 'Black-winged stilt' cards is considered valid although if it is longer than the 4 cards needed for that bird.
When a bird type reaches its destination, all cards of the corresponding column are placed on the side to form one pile. The order is not changed. The last card is on top.
Each player will have at most 5 piles (one for each bird type) in this zone (the arrival zone).
Only the top card of each pile is visible.
The player's score is equal to the number of birds visible in his arrival zone.
If the top card of a pile is attacked by the opponent, a new card becomes visible on top of the pile. It may have more birds than the previous one. In this case, the score of the attacked player increases.
If there is only one card left in a pile, it cannot be attacked.
End of the game
The game ends immediately when the 5 types of bird have arrived at least once. It does not matter on which side.
The player with the most points wins.
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