- The last person to light a firecracker goes first. That person chooses a dealer.
- Deal 4 cards to each player and everyone discards 1
Form a discard pile next the remainder of cards which is now the draw pile.
- Each player will organize the cards in their hand and hold then face up in front of them. Only the top card will be visible. The game consists of always showing one card from your hand while the rest of your hand is underneath.
The person to go first will decide on who will get the first card. They may choose themselves or any other player.
- They will draw one card from the draw pile and give it to that person face up so everyone can see.
That card is to be played on the card showing in that players hand.
- If it’s a match, it lights a firework showing as the action on the card goes into effect.
- If it’s a lighter, the player gets to decide on the card in the other persons hand they wish to act on, but they don’t get to look, just announce. Ex. 2nd card, 3rd card down.
- if it’s a firework card it goes on the top of the pile in that player’s hand.
- a match or lighter played on a match or lighter just gets added to that player’s hand with no action.
- The player who was chosen will go next. (You could keep choosing yourself, but there are M80’s in the deck that will wipe you out).
Play continues until there are no more cards to draw. The cards left in your hand at the end of the game are totalled and scored. if you have any cards in front of you as result of the dud, you add them to your hand total and that’s your score. The highest score wins. If a tie, the player with the most of the highest point value cards wins.]
Description taken from boardgamegeek.com
There's a bit of a Russian roulette feel to it, because you have to name the person who is going to get the card before you draw it. Are you going to hinder yourself? Or help your opponents? - Bearded Meeple
M80 is a fun little micro game that immediately caused some laughter at the table... It's simple, colorful and easily understood. - Johan Vorster