Rummoli is a family card game for 2 to 8 people. This Canadian board game, first marketed in 1940 by the Copp Clark Publishing Company of Toronto requires a Rummoli board, a deck of playing cards (52 cards, no jokers), and chips or coins to play. The game is usually played for fun, or for small stakes (e.g. Canadian Dimes). Rummoli is one of the more popular versions of the Stops Group of matching card games, in particular it falls into a subgroup of stops games based on the German Poch and falls into a family of Poch variants such as the French Nain Jaune (Yellow Dwarf), the Victorian Pope Joan but most like the American game Tripoley (a proprietary name, occasionally called by the generic Michigan rummy, but not to be confused with 500 rum) which debuted eight years earlier in Chicago in 1932.
A Rummoli board, used during play, has the shape of an octagon. It is generally simply printed on a large sheet of paper.
In the centre of the board is a pot called Rummoli, surrounded by eight pots:
The poker pot
Ten of spades
Jack of diamonds
Queen of clubs
King of hearts
Ace of spades
Ace and King of diamonds
Sequence 7-8-9 of any suit
Each of these pots on the board is used to store chips. The ordering of the pots around the board is not important.
Ace is high. For brevity, in the following description the "lowest card" means the lowest card in a player's hand or, if two or more cards are equally low, either or any of them.
A game is played in one or more rounds. The game ends at the end of a round, at the discretion of the players. For example, it may be agreed to finish at a certain time, or when all but one player have exhausted their chips.
Saint Petersburg (German: Sankt Petersburg) is a card-driven designer board game, with the design of the game credited to Michael Tummelhofer, a pseudonym for Michael Bruinsma, Jay Tummelson and Bernd Brunnhofer. Most of the design work was done by Brunnhofer. The game was published in 2004 by Hans im Glück and Rio Grande Games, and won the Deutscher Spiele Preis and International Gamers Award for that year.
The first expansion, by Karl-Heinz Schmiel, is The Banquet, appearing first as an insert in a magazine, and consists of 12 new cards (3 normal and 9 special). The second expansion, by Tom Lehmann, is The New Society and consists of 36 cards (28 normal, 7 replacement, and a fifth role card), plus rules to expand the game to five players. Both expansions were bundled together and sold as the St. Petersburg Expansion.
In 2014, a successful crowdfunding campaign on the German website Spieleschmiede led to the printing of a second edition of Saint Petersburg. This edition included brand-new art for all of the cards; rebalanced some of the cards; and added a new expansion, The Market, which introduced a new scoring mechanism and allowed five players to play the game, replacing The New Society as the recommended five-player expansion. This edition also included the new cards from both expansions from the first edition plus four brand-new expansion modules.