What did I learn from my first play test?
Rules Version 2
The first player to have a card for each position (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 on the table and the player with the winning card gets to keep his card. They 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 discarded the winning player may either select a card from “The Bench” or draw a card from the top of the deck. 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 “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 no winner can still be determined. Then is it a draw between those players and they may only draw from the deck.
Freaks are cards that can be used for any position, but may not be played in a round.
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 Bench" is reshuffled into 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.