The Xeri game is a variation of the Koltsina game. It is played in turns too, but, now the cards on the table are stacked, and you can only see the one which is at the top. The process for starting a Xeri game, the number of players that can sit on a table, the number of deck of cards that are used in a Xeri game, and the position of the players on the table is the same with the Koltsina game.
How to Play a Xeri Game
The Xeri game is played in turns. Initially six cards are dealt to each player, and 4 cards are stack on the table. Even though the cards on the table are opened, and you can see all of them, you can select only the first one (or the top one).
Make a Move
A player makes a move by either:
- Dropping a card on the table
- Collect the cards on the table by matching the first card on the table with the a card you have on you (same value for number cards, same face for face (or court) cards)
- Collect the cards on the table by using a Jack card
If there is only one card on the table, and you collect it, you make a Xeri. You can make a Xeri by using the Jack card.
You select a card by clicking on it. That card is slightly elevated. You first select your card and then the first card on the table. If you want to select a different card, simply click on that card.
You drop a card by clicking on the empty card on the table.
In the above screenshot, the Player can either drop the King card or (s)he can select all cards on the table by clicking the King card on the table. As you can see, the two cards are of different type, but, as we said, the card type is irrelevant.
Stack of Collecting Cards
The card that you used is removed from your hand, and it is moved to the stack of collecting cards. This is used to count the number of points that you win in a game.
Under your name, you see the stack of collecting cards. There you see the total cards that you have collected, the total number of Xeri that you have made, if you have collected the 2 of Spades card and the 10 of Diamonds cards (3rd box), and, the total number of Kings, Queen, Jack and 10 cards (4th box, the type is of no importance).
End of Turn, End of Game
The same with the Koltsina game. The only difference is that 6 cards are dealt to each player at the beginning of each turn.
At the end of the Xeri game, the computer computes the score for each players, according to the following rules:
- 3 points gets the player who has collected the most cards
- 1 point gets the player who has collected the 2 of Spades card
- 1 point gets the player who has collected the 10 of Diamonds card
- Each King, Queen, Jack and 10 (not the Diamonds card) card count for 1 point
- Each Xeri counts for 10 points
- But, a Xeri with Jack counts for 20 points
As with the Koltsina game, if two (or more) players have collected the same number of cards, no point is awarded to any player.