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The SKUNCUM Cards

There are two categories of cards in the deck
SUIT CARDS and ACTION CARDS


SUIT CARDS
Suit cards may also be called Hat cards
The Dark Horse is the only Suit card that does not depict a Hat
During play no Suit card may be valued at less than 1 point for any reason

SUIT CARD
NAME / RANK
POINT
VALUE
QTY
RED
QTY
BLUE
QTY
BLACK
WILD SUIT
CARD COLORS
POINT
VALUE

QTY
Grass Roots
1
10
10
10
GREEN
2
2
Committeeman
3
8
8
8
GREEN
4
2
Delegate
5
6
6
6
GREEN
8
2
Mayor
10
4
4
4
GREEN
15
1
Congressman
15
3
3
3
GREEN
25
1
Senator
25
2
2
2
GREEN
40
1
Governor
50
1
1
1
GREEN
75
1
Favorite Son
-
-
-
-
Black & Gold
60
1
Dark Horse
-
-
-
-
Black & Gold
85
1
Incumbent
-
-
-
-
Red/White/Blue
100
1


ACTION CARDS

An ACTION card is played by overlaying it on a SUIT card or Faction of cards. The purpose of the Action card is to either increase or decrease the point value of Suit cards or Factions, and/or to affect them in some other positive or negative way. There are BONUS Action cards (POSITIVE) and ATTACK Action cards (NEGATIVE), (ATTACK cards are sometimes called AMBUSH cards).

BONUS cards:
All BONUS cards are Black and Gold (but not to be confused with the 2 Suit cards “Favorite Son” and “Dark Horse” which are also Black and Gold). See card chart above.

Both the HALO Bonus card and the HAND SHAKE Bonus card add their point values to the TPV of the faction overlaid.

The CABOOSE (Whistle Stop) Bonus card doubles the current TPV of the overlaid card or faction on a one time basis at the instant it is played. Subsequent additional overlaid cards on the Faction are summed for TPV as usual.

The CAMPAIGN BLITZ Bonus card instantly wins a Race for the Faction on which it is overlaid.

ATTACK cards:
ATTACK cards are purple and overlaid on an opponent’s Suit card / faction. They have a negative effect on Suit cards either by reducing the TPV of overlaid cards (subtract the circled number depicted on the card), and/or having some other negative effect.

The BUTTON HOLE card “freezes” the attacked Faction by stopping anymore cards from being overlaid on the Faction. However, the TPV of the attacked frozen Faction remains valid and must be surpassed for any opponent to win the Race.

An ATTACK card overlaid on the CANDIDATE card or the KM card that dictates the erasing of Votes requires the Candidate player or the KM player only to erase, but not other players in the Bandwagon or Coalition fields. However, the attacked Faction’s TPV is nevertheless reduced accordingly by the numeric value of the Attack Action card.

BONUS
CARDS
*
*
ATTACK
CARDS
*
*
CARD
QTY
VALUE
CARD
QTY
VALUE
Halo
4
1,3,5,10
Gotcha
(finger)
4
-1,-3,-5,-10
Hand Shake
3
15,20,25
Skunk
3
-15,-20,-25
Caboose
1
Doubles TPV
Button Hole
1
Freeze
Campaign Blitz
1
Wins Race
Sting
1
-50
*
*
*
Impeach
1
-100

The "DIRTY TRICK" POLITIKS PLAYS

HIJACKING VOTES

In addition to reducing the TPV of an Attacked faction the play of an ATTACK card may also hijack “Votes” from the attacked opponents score box. The “Politiks” hijacks are accomplished by overlaying any “ATTACK” card on any opposition faction. The chart below indicates the quantity of the opponents Votes that may be hijacked by the various Attack cards. The attacked opponent erases the Votes and the Attacking player scores the same amount erased in his own score box. The IMPEACH hijack is called the ROYAL STING.

ATTACK CARD
HIJACK QUANTITY LIMIT
GOTCHA (pointing finger)
UP TO 3
SKUNK
UP TO 3
BUTTON HOLE
UP TO 5
STING
UP TO 7
IMPEACH
UP TO 10

The attacking player may hijack less, but not more than the limit specified above




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