Racko Card Game - 50th Anniversary
Racko Card Game - 50th Anniversary
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Like many card games, Rack-O is part skill, part luck of the draw. Two to four players try to get their rack of 10 cards in consecutive order, from lowest to highest, first. The cards are numbered from 1 to 60, and each player takes a turn by drawing and discarding. Bonus Rack-O points are earned when a player gets a perfect run of three or more cards. The first to rack up 500 points wins. The rule book doesn't suggest variations, but more challenge can be added by having to get certain number patterns, like even numbers or multiples of 3, which will also increase the number skills development that's part of this game. --Lynne Sampson
|Product Length:||7.9 inches|
|Product Width:||5.4 inches|
|Product Height:||2.6 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.76 pounds|
|Package Length:||8.9 inches|
|Package Width:||8.7 inches|
|Package Height:||1.8 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.85 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 125 reviews|
It is a card game
Get your rack of 10 cards in consecutive order, from lowest to highest
Players take turns by drawing and discarding
Whoever yells Racko first ends the round and earns the most points
For 2 to 4 players
|Average Customer Review: ( 125 customer reviews )
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33 of 34 found the following review helpful:
Come on Number One! Aug 26, 2006
By Susie Morris
I'm not sure when my family started playing RACKO but it's been at least ten years. Although we don't play as often as we did in the beginning, the game is still pulled out of the closet and used at least once every few months. But the interesting part is that my youngest daughter is getting very difficult to beat in this game and keeps me on my toes!
The game is a simple one and can be played with two to four people. Ten cards are dealt to each player and each card is placed in their "rack" (the plastic tray with slots to hold the cards). The cards must be initially placed in the order you are dealt them so they will be very jumbled at first. The trick is to get all the cards in sequential order from lowest to highest and the first one to do that wins the hand. You can draw from the pile or pick up the last discarded playing card and place it anywhere in your rack that you'd like. For example, a one should be placed in front and a sixty should go in the back. Sounds simple, but sometimes luck is not on your side and the right cards just do not come your way.
The game consists of four racks, a deck of cards with numbers from one to sixty, and a card tray to hold the deck and discard pile. There are no small pieces and nothing to assemble. It's ready to play right out of the box the first time.
Scoring is also simple. The person who gets their cards in sequential order first wins the hand and gets big points. Other players get points for how many cards are in sequential order. There are numbers on the racks to show the points given. It sounds a bit confusing, but if you had the rack in front of you, it's perfectly clear. You also get extra points for cards in order, e.g. one, two, three, etc. We usually play until someone reaches 500 points and then call it a game. If you're pressed for time, you can reduce that number or say you'll only play a few hands and the winner determined after the last hand.
The hardest part of this game is shuffling the cards and then figuring out where to place each new card you're given. It never fails, if I place a five in front, I'll draw a lower card that will be useless. It's frustrating but also highly enjoyable.
There are a few other things to note. Hasbro indicates that this game is for ages eight to adult, but younger children often pick up the concept after a few hands. You can also play with fewer cards - say one through thirty - to help them understand better. You can come up with a multitude of game variations to keep everyone entertained.
RACKO is one of the games that has withstood the time in our family. It goes with us on trips and we never tire of playing. It's just an inexpensive, good, fun family game that is enjoyable for everyone.
23 of 23 found the following review helpful:
5-4-3-2-1 * RACK-0 * I WIN!! Aug 19, 1999
I grew up playing games but had never heard of this until I got married. I guess my husband and his mom used to always play. It is great for all ages, it is educational for the little ones and strategy builder for the big kids. It is fun and addictive...you keep wanting to play because you were so close to winning! Add this one to your game closet it is guarenteed excitement for the family/friends. (only set back is max # of people is 4) You can play with 2, 3, or 4 players. There are a few variations to play to keep things intersting and easier ways for those who are just learning. +++ Get this one TODAY +++
18 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Best Game we have played as a family... Oct 27, 2002
By Heather Wallace
I am 30, My daughter is 11, and my brother is 16, and we all love to play this game. Cards are not extremely durable, but it is a great game. Any time you want 6 or more people to play, just get a second game. That way, you have two decks and availability of up to EIGHT people to play. We do this with UNO as well. RACK-O is hands down, the most fun game we have all played and the only one we all agree is an absolute blast. I highly reccomend everyone own TWO of this game so ALL your friends can play at one time!!!!
16 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Racko is a very fun game! Apr 28, 2002
RACKO is a game for 2 to 4 people. The object of the game is to go "RACKO" - having all 10 cards in your rack in consecutive order. You accomplish this by drawing and discarding cards on your turn. When somebody goes "RACKO" everybody counts how many points they have. You get 5 points for each card you have in your rack that goes in order from low to high starting from the bottom, and whoever goes "RACKO" gets an additional 25 points. If the person who goes "RACKO" has any runs of 3 or more cards, they get additional bonus points. First person to 500 points wins.
RACKO is very fun, and involves a lot of strategy. The rules are simple enough that kids can enjoy the game as well, making RACKO a fun game for the entire family.
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
A Fun Card Game For The Family Nov 24, 2001
Rack-O is a simple, yet fun card game to play. My dad even won 5 hands in a row and he is usually really bad at games. The game states that the 1st player to reach 500 points wins, but this could take a while to reach to, especially if you play with four players. An overall great game for (the price)!!!
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