Oddreve is a unique card game, based on a popular children’s game, Hand Cricket. The idea came about when we noticed the game was only played by two people at a time while other children would wait expectantly and impatiently for their turn. The other significant limitation we noticed with the game was that while children would love to play with their parents and adults in the family, most adults wouldn’t really participate because of a lack of understanding of the game. And thus, Oddreve was born!


Here we have a game of Hand Cricket in Oddreve that can be played by TWO to TWENTY players at the same time, making it inclusive and a fun game for the entire family across age groups! Once played, we guarantee an activity that brings children and adults together away from the idiot box, the mobile phones and the internet! And here’s what makes it even better, it’s a cognitive and thinking game while keeping the fun element intact.

Having tested the game out with different groups of people, the response has been phenomenal and we thought we should make it available for one and all! So, go on get your pack and enjoy!!!


How to Play

Two Player

  1. Each of the players will have to call ‘ODD’ or ‘EVEN’ for the toss.
  2. Players pick one card each from any of the packs.
  3. Both the cards are totalled and if the sum is even then the player who called ‘EVEN’ wins the toss and vice versa.
  4. The winner chooses either to bat or bowl.
  5. The batsman is then given the pack which says ‘BATTING CARD’.
  6. The bowler is given the pack which says ‘BOWLING CARD’.
  7. Each pack is shuffled separately and each player is dealt 6 cards from their assigned pack.
  8. Each player must throw one card from the six cards both at the same time.
  9. If both cards don’t match by value then the card value of the batsman will be counted as the runs scored.
  10. The game continues till the batsman is out by picking more cards.
  11. If both cards match by value then the batsman is out.
  12. Once the batsman is out, the bowler becomes the batsman and has to score more than the first player to win the game.

Multiplayer

  1. Teams are pre-decided.
  2. The captain from each team will have to call ‘ODD’ or ‘EVEN’ for the toss.
  3. The captains pick one card each from any of the decks.
  4. Both the cards are totalled and if the sum is even then the player who called ‘EVEN’ wins the toss and vice versa.
  5. The winner chooses either to bat or bowl.
  6. The batsmen are then given the pack which says ‘BATTING CARD’.
  7. The bowlers are given the pack which says ‘BOWLING CARD’.
  8. The captains decide the order of batting and bowling before dealing cards (which cannot change during the game).
  9. Each deck is shuffled separately and each player is dealt 6 cards each from their assigned pack.
  10. Each bowler gets to play only six balls per session and the turn goes to the next bowler.
  11. Each batsman plays until out, when out then the remaining cards are discarded. When the first six cards are used up without getting out then the batsman picks up fresh six cards from the deck and continues until out.
  12. Each player must throw one card from the six cards both at the same time.
  13. If both cards don’t match by value then the card value of the batsman will be counted as the runs scored.
  14. The game continues till all the batsmen are out or all the cards have been used.
  15. The bowlers then become the batsmen and have to score more than the first team to win the game.

Rules & Tips

Rules

  1. The players MUST throw cards simultaneously.
  2. Once thrown, players can’t retract their cards.
  3. Cards cannot be exchanged in a multiplayer game.
  4. Once out, remaining cards cannot be given to another player.
  5. Maximum 20 players can play in a multiplayer game (10 in each team)
  6. If there is a team with lesser players then the captain decides who will Bat/Bowl extra.

Tips

  1. The ‘D’ and the ‘Y’ cards are trump cards.
  2. The ‘D’ card is the batting ‘DEFENCE’ card and will get 10 runs on any ball except the ‘Y’ card, on the ‘Y’ card the ‘D’ card is not out and will get no runs.
  3. The ‘Y’ card is the bowling ‘YORKER’ card and can get any card out except the ‘D’ card.
  4. Using the ‘D’ and ‘Y’ card at the right time can help you win.

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