The Greatest Family Card Game Ever! The World's Coolest New Game! Forty Below is a suspenseful and fun card game for 2-6 players. It is easy to learn, hours of entertainment and great for the whole family.
The object of the game is to get the lowest score possible in ten rounds of play. Every game has it’s own twists and turns, which make it so exciting. This game will bring out the entire gamut of emotions in it’s players. It may just be the most fun that you have ever had playing a game!
STRATEGIES: It is not always about improving your hand! Watch the cards to your left. Try not to discard any cards that could potentially improve that players hand. Watch the cards on your right. You may want to hold the higher cards that your opponent has, preventing them from discarding those cards. Consider improving one players hand to prevent another from “going out”. This gives you more turns to improve your hand. “Go Out” quickly. If you have a somewhat low hand and you can catch your opponent(s) with several high cards. You don’t always need a very low score, just lower than everyone else. Take chances. Go for the “Forty Below” especially when you have a significantly high score. You will be surprised how often it comes through. Add ten points to the leading player. Give one player “Forty Below” or “Cancel” a card if possible after the leading player “goes out”. This could result in a ten point penalty.
Watch for “chain reactions”. You may have opportunities to improve other players hands to your advantage (i.e. - you could improve the 2nd or 3rd player to your left’s hand, preventing someone else from “going out”).