Lucky Squares is a game for 3 to 6 players (best with 5 or 6). You'll need to print up a copy of the board and these cards. You'll also need a regular, numbered, 6-sided die and a die with colored faces that correspond to a square on the mat (red, yellow, blue, magenta, green, black -- see image right). Lastly, you'll need a pile of coins (pennies, nickels, dimes).
Game End: The game is over after each player has had a chance to be the lead player once or twice, per the decision made at game start.
Variant Game End: If, at the end of a round, one or more players has attained or exceeded a previously agreed-upon limit (e.g. 20 or 30 cents), the player with the most cents wins! Play continues until someone hits the limit.
|Actions - All money is paid to the bank||Cost|
|Pass: Take no action.||0|
|Reveal: Make any player (including yourself) reveal their card. Their card will stay face-up for the whole round.||1|
|Change Your Pick: Swap your card to change the color you picked (secretly, unless someone has already made you reveal).||2|
|Populate a Square: Populate a square of your choice (roll the numbered die and put that many cents on it).||2|
|Split: Evenly divide the coins on one square onto two different squares. Leave any remainder of division behind.||2|
|Swap Coins: Swap the coins on two squares (one of the squares can be empty).||3|
|Forbid Action: Forbid another player from taking an action! (Only makes sense to pick a player that has a pending action for the current round; it will not "carry over" into the next round.)||3|