The first player to have a card for each position Point Guard (PG), Shooting Guard (SG), Small Forward (SF) Power Forward (PF), and Center (C) (5 in total) wins.
Deal 1 card to each player. After dealing the cards you will need to draw 3 cards from the top of the deck and place them face up beside the deck. The area where the face up cards lay is called “The Bench”.
How the game is played
A the beginning of round players place cards face up simultaneously on the table and the player with the winning card gets to keep his card.
The winning player also get to select a card from “The Bench” or draw a card from the top of the deck. The cards played by the losing players goes to the Bench. After these cards are placed on “The Bench” the winning player may either select a card from “The Bench” or draw a card from the top of the deck. “The Bench” may only have a max of 5 cards at a time. If the number of cards on The Bench exceeds 5 the winner player of that round choses which to remove from The Bench and play in a discard pile after they have selected their card for the round. Cards in the discard pile may not be drawn or selected by players.
The losing players then draws a card from the top of the deck. This completes a round.
Before the next round starts players who have reached the hand limit must discard down to the limit. Discarded cards go to the discard pile, not The Bench. Rounds continue until a player has a full squad of players, consisting of 1 for each position.
Centers beat Forwards
Forwards beat Guards
Guards beat Centers
If cards players play are of the same position then the card with the highest value wins
If no winner can be determined based on the position. The player that played the card with the highest value wins.
If multiple players play a card that would beat another player(s) then the winner of the round will be based on which of these players have the winning position and value.
If no winner can still be determined. Players who have a tie get to keep their card, but may only draw from the deck. If The Bench is full and there is a tie for a round the losing players cards automatically go to the discard pile.
Freaks are cards that can be used for any positions. Freak may not be played in a round unless the player has no position cards.
Players can only have 6 cards in their hand at a time and if they reach the limit they my discard a card into The Bench. This is done in between rounds.
If the deck rounds out then the discard pile is reshuffled to make a new deck.
How to Win:
When a player collects a card for each position (5) on the court they win the game. If 2 or more players assemble a full squad the same round then the player with the highest cumulative point total wins. If no winner can be determined from adding the point score each players squad then the tied players go into overtime. Overtime is a one round winner takes all round that follows the rules described for rounds.