Each phase is resolved simultaneously except the scoring phase. The
order of phases is the only tricky part to remember. You may want to
make a cheat sheet for everyone to see.
PHASE 1 - Play first card face down.
Everyone secretly chooses a card from their hand to play. Place it
face down on the table.
PHASE 2- Play coin, high or low.
Everyone secretly chooses whether they are going to go high or low.
Heads is high, tails is low. All players secretly orient a coin accordingly
and hold their hand over it until everyone is ready to reveal.
PHASE 3 - Reveal coins and reveal everyone's first card.
All players reveal coins and flip over all 4 first cards.
PHASE 4 - Play second card face down.
Everyone secretly chooses a second card from their hand to play. Place
it face down on the table.
PHASE 5 - Choose winners and losers.
Players slide coins where they think a trick-winner or trick-loser is (depending on which side up their coins face). This is done simultaneously.
Players can change their mind up until everyone agrees they are finally
PHASE 6 - Flip second cards.
Reveal everyone's second card.
PHASE 7 - Score!
The winner of the trick should call out the remaining results
in a consistent clockwise fashion, with onlookers double-checking.
VERSION 1 (1.28.2004) -You know that game where you stick a card on your forehead and try
and guess if your card is higher or lower than the others? Is it you?
I wanted to make a complicated version of that game. Hopefully it's
not so complicated that it's not any fun. I just realized this is also
similar to RoundUp. I wanted to add more bluffing and something to even
out a badly dealt hand. Give a little something back to the losers.
What does the title mean? I don't know it's silly and and rhymes with
Blackjack. Maybe there's some connotation about checking out other people
pants and comparing them to your own pair of pants. Is my pair of black
slacks crappier of fancier than his or hers? It's what's hidden under
the slacks that I really need to know! Nice pair of black slacks! Even
if her pair is better than yours you can be a winner by complimenting
VERSION 2. (1.01.2010) - Transferred to new format.
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