TYRANT Card Game

Strategize your way into taking over military generals, corporate executives, media moguls, and politicians to earn the most points and become the Tyrant!


TYRANT is the new card game that people are raving about!

... player may play any other card of any color.

The player who played the highest card of the color that led wins the trick, unless a trump card was played. If a trump card was played, the highest trump card wins the trick (the "Tyrant" card is the lowest valued trump card, so it beats all non-trump cards, but is beaten by all trump cards).

The player who won the trick starts the next trick by leading with any card from his/her hand. Continue to play until all the cards are played, and then each player adds up their points (see point values below). If the Dealer does not receive the highest number of points, he/she receives negative 100 points. Use paper to keep track of each player's points. The player to the left of the Dealer is the Dealer for the next hand. The first player to reach 1,000 points becomes the Tyrant and wins the game!

Points Values:
Each 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Points
Each 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Points
Each 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Points
Each 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Points
Tyrant Card . . . . . . . . . 25 Points

How to Play

  • The shortest player is the first Dealer. The Dealer deals an equal number of cards to each player and sets the final 3, 4 or 5 cards aside as the War Chest. Dealer takes the cards from the War Chest and then sets aside an equal number of cards from his/her hand. Dealer then selects a Trump color (green - military, yellow - corporate, red - media, blue - politics).

    Dealer starts the first hand by leading with any card. Play then passes to the left. Each player must "follow suit" (play a card of the same color) if possible. If a player does not have a card of the color that led, that....

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