Halli Galli Children's Game

How To Play Halli Galli

Halli Galli Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

3 - 6
Play Time
30 MIN
Play Time
Halli Galli, the game is just one big fruity mess. You're about to get mixed up in this exciting game that will have you and your friends racing to make the fruit salad all the same fruit. After the fruit salad has been made with all the same fruit, the player to ring the bell first will win the cards. Halli Galli is a fast paced card game that is great for families of all ages. The player with the most cards at the end of the game will become the Halli Galli champion. Check out Halli Galli for a great party game to play with the entire family.

Halli Galli is a fast-paced card game designed by Haim Shafir and published by Amigo Spiele. The game is intended for 2-6 players and is suitable for ages 6 and up. The game consists of a deck of cards featuring various fruit illustrations, with each card showing between 1 and 5 fruits. To play the game, the deck is divided equally among the players, and each player places their cards face down in front of them.

On each turn, players reveal the top card from their pile. If a player spots a specific fruit (e.g., five bananas) that is currently displayed a certain number of times across all the revealed cards, they must quickly ring the bell in the center of the table. The first player to ring the bell takes all the revealed cards and adds them to the bottom of their own pile. The game continues in this manner until one player has collected all the cards, and is declared the winner.

Halli Galli is a fun and fast-paced game that requires quick reflexes and good observation skills. It is often played in a party setting and can be enjoyed by both children and adults.
  • 56 Cards
  • Dinger
  • Official Halli Galli Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
The player who is holding the largest number of cards at the end of the round is the winner.
How to Win
Perparation: Place the bell at the center of the table, ensuring it sits atop a cloth or piece of felt to safeguard your table's surface. Designate a dealer who shuffles the cards and distributes them facedown to each player, one card at a time until all cards are dealt. Subsequently, each player places their stack of cards facedown on the table in front of them, refraining from peeking at their contents.

Game Play: The game commences with the player positioned to the left of the dealer. Every player flips over the top card from their stack, revealing it face up on the table. These revealed cards constitute their discard stack, with each subsequent card placed atop the previous one, obscuring it while leaving only the top card visible.

When turning over your card, it's essential to do so away from yourself, ensuring you do not catch a glimpse of it before the other players. The quicker you turn over your card, the sooner you'll be able to view its contents.

When to Ring the Bell: The moment to ring the bell arrives when the revealed cards (the top cards on each player’s discard stack) display precisely 5 fruits of the same variety.

Precision and Speed Required: The player with lightning reflexes seizes the opportunity to ring the bell first as soon as the revealed cards exhibit exactly 5 fruits of the same kind. This swift action results in winning all the face-up discard packs.

Outcome of Winning: Upon winning, the victorious player places these cards face down beneath their own stack and initiates a fresh round by flipping over their top card.

Exiting the Game: A player exits the game once they've depleted their cards. Their face-up discard stack remains on the table until claimed by the round's winner.

Penalty for Mistaken Bell Ringing: Should a player mistakenly ring the bell when the revealed cards do not feature precisely 5 fruits of the same kind, they must compensate each other player by relinquishing one card from their face-down pack as a penalty.

End of the Round: The round concludes when only two players remain in the game. They persist in playing until one of them claims victory by winning the revealed discard stacks. In this scenario, a unique rule applies: if a player accidentally rings "Sorry!", their opponent seizes all the cards in the revealed discard stacks, signaling the end of the game. However, players have the option to continue until one of them accumulates all the cards if they so desire.

Determining the Winner: The player holding the greatest number of cards at the round's conclusion emerges victorious.

Please keep in mind that the official Halli Galli 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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Jo says:

If you've showed a new card that added up to the strawberries and made it 8 (any number in excess of 5) in total then you lose if you rang the bell. Regardless if unconsciously (that makes it fun) because you are used to turning up cards (and has to be quick) making it counting difficult :)
Tumin says:

I was playing game with my bro(2players). I saw the 5 strawberryies card that my bro submit so i hit the bell. Here is the problem. When i ht the bell i also submit my card unconsiously and that was 3 strawberries.when i learned game first time, in this case, i took cards and i put the card that i showed on the bottom. But my bro said it was 8 strawberries and i have to give one mistake card to him. How can we solve this situation?
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