A game for 1 or more quietly prepared bibliophiles
Setup: You need a 52 card deck with 2 Jokers and a timer (stop watch)
Goal: Be prepared! As a member of the LAPL (Los Angeles Public Library), you and your team need to practice regular drills in case the Big One strikes and earthquakes your stacks. In order to do so, you and the other players must assemble suited runs (A-5, 6-10, or a trilogy J/Q/K all of the same suit) as quickly as possible while still adhering to the golden rule of the library: SILENCE.
Play: Shuffle the deck and spread out the cards facedown messily over the table. Start the timer. Once the timer has started, players may pick up cards from the table into their hands. A player may have a maximum of 5 cards in their hands at any time, but may discard cards face down on the table in order to draw new cards. There are no turns, but play continues as players assemble completed runs. The required runs must be of the same suit and must be either A-5, 6-10, or a Trilogy: J, Q, K. When a run is finished, it is placed face up to the side and that player may draw new cards.
Remember, this is still a library, so there is to be no talking and players may not show cards to other players.
Jokers: When a player finds a Joker, there is an aftershock! Each player sets aside their hand and shuffles the face down cards around on the table. While the cards are being shuffled, players may speak normally and discuss what they have in hand. Remove the Joker face up with the completed runs.
Mastery: Once all of the runs have been completed, the drill is over! Record your time. Attempt to beat your fastest time, or compete versus another group to see which team of Emergency Librarians can save the day!