A Take

A take is when a single Number Card from your hand is matched to a card, or combination of cards, equalling the same number in the centre.

The cards in the take and the matching card from the hand are then placed face down on the table near the player. This is your ‘winning pile’ and these cards are counted at the end of the game to determine the winner. The hand is restored to five cards from the deck. It is important to always restore your hand to five cards at the completion of each turn.

Take example 1

Play the 5 from the hand to win the 5 from the centre. However, a better alternative is to add the 5 and 3 in the centre to make 8. Then play the 8 from the hand to win both cards (the 5 and 3 from the centre).

Note: Although you may use only one Number Card from your hand, you may win any cards from the centre that equal, or combine to equal, a single card in your hand.

Take example 2

Play the 10 from the hand to win the 10 from the centre. However, a better alternative is to add the 6 and 4 to make 10. Then play the 10 from the hand to win both sets of 10 (the 10 and the 6 and 4 from the centre).

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