Play Variations

Mahta Mahti Card Game

A TABLETOP GAME OF CARDS

​The fundamental game design is described in full in the Instructions and the general text on the HOW TO page.

Mahta Mahti is a variable-play game from short-term ‘Rounds’ to ‘Full-Deck’ depending on the players’ interests and is scalable along a spectrum of skill levels from elementary to competition; kids to serious gamers.

Use the links below for the 'official' play variations.  

No doubt you'll enjoy making up several of your own. 

Distinctions between the House and Ring fields are foregone.  Play any position.

Players are dealt 6 cards. No reserve.  Open House on a 9 card grid dealt into place.

Players alternate each turn between the House and the Ring fields like a Pogo stick.

Players are dealt only 8 cards. No reserve.  Quick hands or each player is House once.

Reserve deck is adjusted according to the number of players to use half of the deck.

Reserve deck is adjusted according to the number of players to use the full deck.

Players play a Ring card to the House first, then replace the Ring card from the hand.

The board has an added Ring.  The House and Ring players share the center ring.

Players are dealt 6 cards. No reserve.  Open House on a 9 card grid dealt into place.

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