HOW TO PLAY MEXICAN CARD GAME CONQUIAN
I don’t really know how to play very many card games besides maybe solitare and speed; however, I’m pretty bad-ass at playing this Mexican card game. It’s called, Conquian. Play this around your Mexican friends and they will be very impressed. They’ll wonder how you learned how to play. Trust me, I know from experience! You can play this game with a standard 52 deck of cards with the 8’s and 9’s removed, but to get the full experience of playing Conquian I would recommend buying Mexican playing cards.
THE MEXICAN PLAYING CARD DECK
With the Mexican deck the 4 suits are oros, copas, bastos, and espadas. These translate to golds (like gold coins), cups, clubs, and swords. The cards are really bold and colorful. The numbers are from 1 to 12, minus 8’s and 9’s. There are only 40 cards in a deck. So, now to the details.
Put cards into a consecutive sequence or sets or 3 or more cards. For a total of 10 cards to win . This game is similar to rummy.
**Below are examples of possible winning combinations:
HOW TO PLAY CONQUIAN:
1.Each player is dealt 9 cards from the deck and the deck is placed in the middle of the players as the draw pile.
2.Each player looks at their cards and decides which one card they would like to get rid of and passes the card to the person to your right. If playing with 2 players, exchange with each other.
3. The person to the left of the dealer draws first. The player draws a card from the draw pile and flips it over for everyone to see. The player must look at their hand to see if any combinations can be made with the drawn card. If yes, the player makes the combination and puts one card out in the discard pile. If not, place the drawn card in the discard pile and someone else may take it. If no one else needs it then move on to the next players turn.
***A discarded card from a player may be placed in the discard pile or onto another players mold. This could really help or hurt another players game.
4. This continues around the table clockwise until someones meld reaches 10 cards and wins the game.
Throw in some fun rules or money and this can easily be turned into a drinking game.
I hope you have fun with this game! Comment below and tell me if you love this game as much as I do.
CON MUCHO CARIÑO,