X-Box Instructions for Pazaak:
When challenging another player to a game of Pazaak, the first order
of business is to make a wager on the match. Use your directional pad
to change the amount wagered, and then accept the bet and begin the match.
Once the wager has been locked in, the side deck for the match must be
selected from the currently available cards in the deck. A basic Pazaak
deck has two of each card numbered +1 to +5 available to create a side
deck. The side deck must consist of 10 cards. Use your directional pad
to highlight a card and press the Y button to add it to your side deck.
Cards can be removed from the side deck by pulling the right trigger to
switch the selection, highlighting the card to be removed and pressing
the Y button. Press the A button to proceed to the game once 10 cards
are in the side deck.
The object of the game is to have the face up cards total higher than
the opponent's hand without exceeding a total of 20. If a player's total
is greater than 20 at the end of the turn (a 'BUST'), the opponent wins
the set. A player must win three sets to win the match. When the match
begins, four of the cards from the side deck will be randomly drawn to
form the player's HAND during the match. Additional side deck cards can
be found with values from +/- 1 to +/- 6.
The first player draws a card from the main deck and plays it face up
to begin the turn. This is done automatically. After each card is played,
an additional card can be played from the HAND by highlighting the card
and pressing the X button. Playing a HAND card is optional. Also, you
can only play one HAND card per turn. The player can also press the A
button to END the turn, OR press the Y button to STAND with the current
total. This continues until one player wins the set. Ties do not count.
Cards from the player's hand can only be used once, so the four cards
must last the entire match.
Tip: If the total is over 20 after the draw and there
is a negative card in the side deck, you can play it to bring your total
back under 20.