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Pineapple OFC
This 52-card game can be played by two or three players. Players receive cards in turn, completing a 13-card hand consisting of Top, Middle and Bottom rows.
Pineapple OFC does not include a separate betting action, and players compete over the points scored by their completed hands. The final points are compared, and the player with the highest points wins.
The most important basic rule is the order of the three rows (Top, Middle, Bottom) of cards.
The order is Bottom > Middle > Top; the ranking of the cards placed in the Bottom row must be highest.
Next, the Middle row must be higher than the Top row, and the Top row must have the lowest hand ranking.
The order is Bottom > Middle > Top; the ranking of the cards placed in the Bottom row must be highest.

How To Play
Cards are dealt by a dealer. When the action (card placement) of the player at the button is completed, the player who is next moving in a clockwise direction receives their cards and places them.
Instead of all players placing their cards at once, the players take turns placing them one by one.

Round 1
Five cards are received, and all five cards are placed in the desired rows.
Once placement is complete, the turn goes to the next player.
Once all two or three players have placed their cards, the next round proceeds.

Round 2
Three cards are received. Two cards are placed in the desired rows, and one card is discarded.
Once placement is completed, the turn goes to the next player.
Once all two or three players have placed their cards, the next round proceeds.

Round 3
Three cards are received. Two cards are placed in the desired rows, and one card is discarded.
Once placement is complete, the turn goes to the next player.
Once all two or three players have placed their cards, the Showdown follows.

Showdown
The player’s points for each row (Top, Middle, Bottom) are compared against the opponents' points for the same rows. The player with the highest hand ranking in each row gains one point.
If a player is eligible to receive royalty points, royalty points are added.
The final points for each line are compared against the other players, and the difference is calculated.
The amount rewarded depends on the difference in points for each row.

Fantasyland
If a player creates a QQ hand or higher on the Top row without fouling, the next hand proceeds as a Fantasyland hand.
In a Fantasyland hand, players receive and place all 13 cards at once.
In order to keep playing Fantasyland hands, players need to achieve increasingly difficult conditions, more difficult than the initial QQ condition.


 
Scoop
If a player wins in all three lines - Top, Middle and Bottom - this is called a scoop.
A player achieving a scoop receives +1 points per row, plus +3 bonus points.

Foul
A foul occurs when the basic rules of OFC are violated.
If a card higher than the Bottom row is placed on the Top or Middle rows,
or if a card higher than a card on the Middle row is placed on the Top row, a foul is called.
If a foul is called, all points for all lines are invalidated, and the offending player loses against all opponents.

Royalties