This is the classic card game Cassino (also known as Casino or California Cassino), an interesting "fishing" game.
A regular 52 card deck is used. Each numeral card (ace-ten) is counted as its numerical value (ace = 1, two = 2, etc). The aim is to capture cards from a layout on the table, by playing a card from your hand which matches in number a table card or the sum of several table cards.
- In case of a capture, the player picks up this card and the captured cards.
- If there is no capture the played card remains face up on the table.
- You can also use the card in your hand to form or extend a build on the table, for instance
if you have a five and a two in your hand you can add the two from your hand to a three on the table to form a build of rank 5, which can only be taken by a five.
Although Cassino is easy to grasp and simple to learn, it also offers challenging game play for more advanced players!