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Ladder of the Skiffs

Ladder of the Skiffs
  • #: 23997
  • Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2011-02-01
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • 1.0 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
  • Size: 1.70 MB
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • © Tatiana Ginzburg
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In the sixties in the south of Russia a group of archeologists found little skulls with strange marks on them in burial mounds. It wasn't till the 70s that they were able to decrypt this information. To the amusement of the archeologists, once they deciphered the marks, the marks turned out to be the rules of a game - a game that was already five thousand years old!! To give credit to the discoverers of this incredible finding, the game was named The Ladder of the Skiffs.

The entire depth and charm of the game uncovers itself if you play with a live partner. And you can find out the rules and give it a try for yourself right now.

The purpose of the game: To win the golden cup by raising it to the upper grounds. rung of the ladder?

The rules of the game:

The initial startup condition:

1. You go to battle with your opponent for the right to possess this valuable and rare cup.

2. Each of you start with 50 gold coins.

3. You have to outsmart your opponent by making higher bets than your opponent makes, but you have to be careful to manage your bets and not be wasteful with your allotment of 50 coins. Bets can not be less than 1 coin.

The procedure:

1. You pick your character: man or woman

2. Make your bet by pushing the button "+" or "-" and then ending it by pushing "v" in the center of the screen.

3. The cup passes to the player which made the higher bet. The coins that you spend on the bet are subtracted from your remaining amount. If both players make the same bet, the cup stays in its current position and the coins are subtracted.

4. A player loses if he spends all of his funds and the cup goes to the opponent. A draw is declared if both players lose all their funds at the same time.

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