Blink Game

How To Play Blink

Blink Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

Play Time
10 MIN
Play Time
You ready for a game that will be over before you can "Blink" or maybe a game that is so fast if you "Blink" you'll miss it? The card game Blink is that fast as players go head to head trying to get rid of their entire deck as fast as they can. No turns in this game and it's all about you discarding as fast as possible.

Blink is a card game where the game rules and very basic and straight forward. Players will need to lay down a card that either matching the card facing up with the same color, shape or amount of shapes on that card. You're mind will be racing trying to gasp which card you can lay down. Great to take with you and easy to explain how to play with your friends. Give Blink a try today.

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  • 60 Symbol Cards
  • Official Blink Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
The winner of Blink will be the first player to run out of cards.
How to Win
Perparation: Begin by thoroughly shuffling the cards and distributing them face down, creating two draw piles of equal size. Allocate one draw pile to each player, situating it directly in front of them. Extract the top card from each draw pile and place them face down between the players, ensuring accessibility to both. Each player then selects the top three cards from their respective draw pile, forming their hand. Players are permitted to examine the cards in their hand during this step.

Game Play: As players simultaneously reveal the cards they've placed in the center of the table, the game commences. In a frenzied race without taking turns, players hasten to lay down cards from their hand, face up, onto either of the central piles. To play a card, it must share at least one characteristic—be it color, shape, or count—with the card it's being played upon. As cards are utilized, players replenish their hand by drawing from their own draw pile, keeping their hand size limited to a maximum of three cards at all times.

The gameplay persists until one of the players exhausts all cards from both their hand and draw pile, signaling the end of the game. The player who successfully empties their hand of cards emerges victorious in Blink.

Notes: Players are restricted from playing more than one card simultaneously. In the event that neither player can match the top cards on the central piles:
  • If both players still have cards in their draw piles, they each draw the top card and place it face up on one of the central piles before resuming play.
  • If one or both players have exhausted their draw piles, they each select one card from their hand and simultaneously reveal them, placing them face up on one of the central piles, then continue play.
  • If each player has only one card remaining, the game concludes in a tie.
Due to its rapid pace, many players opt for a best-of-three or best-of-five match to determine the winner in Blink.

Other ways to Play: For a three-player game of Blink, a few adjustments are made to accommodate the additional player. Firstly, the cards are shuffled and dealt to create three equal draw piles, with each player having one pile placed in front of them. Next, players each place the top card from their draw pile face down, forming a triangle arrangement where each player has a card to their right and left. Players can then play cards from their hand onto either the pile to their left or the pile to their right.

In scenarios involving four or more players, Blink can be transformed into a single-elimination tournament format. To progress in the tournament, a player must win two out of three games against their opponent. This setup adds an exciting competitive element to the gameplay, with players striving to outsmart and outpace their opponents. To ensure balanced play, adjustments can be made if there is a noticeable difference in speed between players. For instance, the faster player can begin the game with more cards, providing a fairer playing field for all participants.

Please keep in mind that the official Blink PDF rules listed below could be different depending on the version you have. They should be an exact copy of what came in your original packaging. Download them to view now or print them for later use.

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