|INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLAYING|
48 playing pieces (12 each of 4 colors), TOPPLE board, game base, game stem, playing die.
1. Set up the playing area on a flat surface by placing the stem into the base and balancing the TOPPLE board on top of the stem (see Illustration 1).
2. Each player selects a color and takes all the playing pieces of that color.
3. Each player rolls the die. Highest roll will go first, then play continues to the left.
4. Make a score sheet, listing the name of each player. Choose someone to keep score during the game.
5. Decide what the winning score will be. For example, 100 points.
How to Score:
1. If you place a piece that completes a row of 5 pieces in any direction (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) you score 3 points for completing the row plus 1 point for each playing piece of your color that tops each other stack in that row (see Illustration 2).
2. If you add a piece to a completed
row of 5, you score 1 point for each piece of your color that tops each
stack in that row (see Illustration 3).
|Player scores 3 points for completing row plus 1 point for each piece of his color that tops each other stack in the row. This play scores a total of 4 points.||Players adding to a completed row of five pieces scores 1 point for each of his playing pieces that tops each stack in the row. This play scores 2 points..|
Note: You can score multiple
points if you place a piece that completes or adds to more than one row,
or which stacks more than three high and completes or adds to a row.
The piece you play that is common to different rows or to a stack and a
row, is counted for each row and/or stack. Illustration 5 shows how
a player can score 3 ways.
scores 1 point for each piece of his color in a
stack 3 or more pieces high. This play scores 2 points.
|Player scores five points on 2 rows and 1 stack.|
Even if a player reaches the required number of points during a round, the game is not over until all the pieces have been played or a TOPPLE has occurred. If more than one player reaches the required number of points at that time, the player with the highest total wins.
Each player takes two colors and scores them separately. For example, if you have yellow and orange and you play a yellow piece to score, you get points for the yellow pieces scored on that move only. A player may choose which color to play at any time.
Young People Version:
Play the same way as the original instructions, but don't keep score. Players place their piece on the level indicated by the die. Whoever causes a TOPPLE is out of the game.