a whole new card game



~ How to Play

~ Getting Started

~ Card Combinations

~ The Deal

~ The Play


When I was in high school, Pusoy Dos was king. I had friends blowing a month's allowance on the game. In college, Pusoy Dos and Tong-its was a staple in our vacant time (and cut class hours) and some of my friends were eventually given the boot out of their college. It was in my final year in UP that I learned to play Sikitcha and I'm not quite sure if it is already popular outside my org.

Disclaimer: I do not claim to have invented Sikitcha. To whoever did, I think you're a genius. The material contained herein are my personal interpretation of the game and I'm just sharing what I've learned and why I think the game kicks ass.

How to play Sikitcha

Sikitcha is similar to Pusoy Dos but introduces new rules and new card combinations. If you're already familiar with Pusoy Dos then you can pick up Sikitcha quite easily. This game is perfect for Filipinos who have played Pusoy Dos their whole lives and whose Pusoy Dos strategies are already embedded in their subconscious. It's like learning how to play Pusoy Dos all over again.

Getting started

Similarities with Pusoy Dos:
../sikitcha1/* 2's have the highest rank, followed by Aces, then Kings, so on and so forth.
../sikitcha1/* 3's have the lowest rank.
../sikitcha1/* Expressed in mathematical form, we have: 2 > A > K > Q > J > 10 > 9 > 8 > 7 > 6 > 5 > 4 > 3

Differences with Pusoy Dos:
../sikitcha1/* There are no hierarchy of suits --- an Ace of Spades has the same value as an Ace of Hearts
../sikitcha1/* Flushes are not valid card combinations except for the Straight Flushes/Royal Flushes.
../sikitcha1/* You can have a run of Pairs or Three of a Kinds called Kits.( This is a new concept and a great way to discard a lot of cards. )




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