|The solitaire version of CIVIO is a great way to get acquainted with the different
cards in the game.|
The Object of the Game
You are racing to link all of your cards into either two precedents (a three-card
precedent and a four-card precedent), or a single seven-card precedent. (You can
learn more about forming precedents from the CIVIO instruction booklet). To win
you must accomplish this task before you've used 21 cards. The fewer cards you
must use to complete your precedent(s) the higher your score for that round.
Shuffling and Dealing
Shuffle the cards and deal the first 21 cards from the shuffled deck (face down).
Put the rest of the deck aside.
Expose one card at a time from the 21 cards and begin trying to build your precedent(s).
Keep exposing cards until you either form your precedent(s) or you run out of
CIVIO gurus suggest that you sort your cards by issue categories, case cards,
freedoms and amendments. Doing so may help you more quickly form precedents.
After you form a CIVIO, which is either two precedents (a three-card precedent
and a four-card precedent) or a single seven-card precedent, score the game
as follows. Each point card (cards with a star in the upper right corner) score
one point. Unused (face down) cards also score a point.