The object of the game is to be the first to eliminate your cards and Escape Quarantine. The Director of Quarantine shuffles the deck, distributes seven cards to each player, and goes first by discarding any day-of-the-week-card.
The next player has a few options when it comes to discarding.
Option 1. They can discard a card that has the same day.
Option 2. They can match the picture on the card.
Option 3. They can put down a wild card.
(When discarding a wild card, place it in such a way so you can still see what day it is.)
Option 4. They can start the next day of the week
Stacking is a way to get rid of cards quickly.
For example, if the topmost card in the discard pile is a Monday. You can place all of your Monday cards on top of it.
You can also stack any card that matches the picture of the most recently discarded card.
Keep in mind that only the topmost card instructions are followed, and you can not stack cards when you start a new day or complete a Home School Assignment.
When You Don’t Have A Card To Play
If you do not have a card to place in the discard pile, you must draw a new card from the deck; your turn has ended. If you happen to draw the card that you needed, you still don’t get to discard it. Ths is quarantine, you are not rewarded for being ill-prepared.
Cards With “Example” Cards
There are three cards that come with one or more example cards.
The CDC card, The Home School Card, and Binge Watch Card.
The CDC card requires a player to make up a rule for all players to follow during the game. If someone breaks that rule, Including you, they must draw a card from the deck. If you are both creative and sadistic, this will be your favorite card. However, to help prime your creative pump, some examples have been included.
The Home School card allows you to assign players with a question or challenge. A few example questions and challenges have been provided in the event that you draw a blank. The home school card will help illustrate to your group who the smart one is.
Lastly, the Binge Watch card is for that media-loving maniac in the group. However, you don’t always have to pick a movie category; you can pick any category that you think the group knows. Be careful though; if you pick a category so specific, that no one can name a title, you must draw a card. However, If you pick one that’s too vague, then you will be listing titles for a Long time.
Now It’s Time To Play
Each card has its own instructions printed on the bottom.
Once you play one round, you will all be Quarantine experts.