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    Mamma Mia Rulebook

    Contents

    • 65 ingredient cards

      • 13 salamis
      • 13 mushrooms
      • 13 pineapples
      • 13 peppers
      • 13 olives
    • 40 orders cards

      • 8 radish brown cards for the salami player
      • 8 brown cards for the mushroom player
      • 8 yellow cards for the pineapple player
      • 8 green cards for the pepper player
      • 8 purplish cards for the olive player
    • Mamma Mia! card
    • 1 rule sheet

    Goal

    Each player has orders for 8 pizzas. The player who completes the most pizzas in 3 rounds, wins.

    Preparation

    Each player takes a set of 8 order cards (with the same colored back), shuffles the stack face down on the table; this is his personal order stack.

    • With 5 players, use all the ingredient cards.
    • With 4 players, remove 1 of each ingredient card.
    • With 3 players, remove 3 of each ingredient card.
    • With 2 players, remove 5 of each ingredient card.

    Place the removed cards in the box.

    Shuffle the ingredient cards together with the Mamma Mia! Card and deal 6 to each player face down. Place the remaining ingredient cards face down on the table as the common ingredient stack. Each player takes the top card from his personal order stack and adds it to his the ingredient cards in his hand.

    Play

    Playing Order

    On a player's turn he does the following in the order shown:

    • he must take 1 or more ingredient cards from his hand & place it face-up on the pizza stack
    • he may take 1 order card from his hand & place it face-up on the pizza stack
    • he must draw cards to fill his hand to 7 cards

    Playing Explanation

    The hungriest player begins. The others take their turns in clockwise order.

    The pizza stack is a face up stack of ingredient and order cards in the center of the table begun by the starting player. The player may play as many ingredient cards as he wants (at least 1), but they must all be the same ingredient.

    He may take 1 of the orders in his hand & place it face up on the pizza stack.

    The player draws cards to fill his hand to 7 cards. He may draw cards from either the ingredient stack or from his order stack, but not both in the same turn. If the deck he draws from does not have enough cards, the player will have fewer than seven cards in his hand for a short time.

    Drawing Card Example

    On his turn, Alberto (green player) takes 3 salamis from his hand, places them on top of the pizza stack and announces "3 salamis". He then puts an order for 4 salamis and 1 pepper on the stack. Although his personal order stack has only 3 cards, he draws these 3 cards and, thus, plays with 6 cards in his hand.

    The drawing and playing of cards ends when the last card is drawn from the ingredient stack.

    Mamma Mia! Card & Responsibilities

    When a player is dealt or draws the Mamma Mia! card, he immediately places it face up on the table near his personal order stack and is immediately dealt or draws another ingredient card to replace it.

    When the common ingredient stack is depleted, the pizza stack is examined for correctly filled orders. The player with the Mamma Mia! is "Mamma Mia" for this round and begins by turning the pizza stack up-side-down. Mamma Mia then draws cards from the pizza stack 1 at a time (in the order they were played) and places them face up in separate piles for each ingredient. When she draws an order, she examines the face up ingredient piles to see if there are sufficient ingredients to fill the order. If there are, she removes these ingredients from the piles and places them face up on top of the Mamma Mia card. If there are not sufficient ingredients to fill the order, the player who played the order (they are color-coded), may add ingredients from his hand to complete the order. In this case, she takes cards from the ingredient piles and from the player and places them on top of the Mamma Mia card.

    If an order cannot be filled, she returns the order card to the player and he places the order face down under his order stack. The order stack is not shuffled. Mamma Mia removes no ingredients from the piles.

    Completion Of An Order Example

    The following ingredients are available in the face up piles.

    • 1 pepper
    • 2 salami
    • 3 pineapple
    • 4 mushroom

    Mamma Mia draws Alberto's order for 4 pineapple and 1 pepper. The order cannot be filled completely from the face up piles; 1 pineapple is missing. Alberto gives Mamma Mia 1 pineapple from his hand and the order is completed. Mamma Mia puts the 5 cards (4 pineapple and 1 pepper) on top of the Mamma Mia card and places the order card in the box, removing it from the game: it has been filled. All other cards remain untouched and Mamma Mia continues with her examination of the pizza stack.

    When Mamma Mia has examined all cards in the pizza stack, the round ends.

    The face up ingredient piles remain until the end of the next round when Mamma Mia will add to their numbers during her examination of the pizza stack. Thus, the ingredients in these piles will be available for orders placed in the next round. Mamma Mia shuffles the cards that were placed on top of the Mamma Mia! card (including the Mamma Mia! card) and places them face down as the common ingredient stack.

    Beginning Next Round

    Mamma Mia begins the next round by taking her first turn. Some players may have fewer than 7 cards at the beginning of rounds 2 and 3 as they may have used some of their cards to complete orders. If a player has no ingredient cards in such a case, he takes his normal turn, but without playing any ingredient cards.

    The Order Cards

    5 of the eight order cards display specific ingredients needed. To fill these orders, the ingredients shown must be available in the face up ingredient piles and/or in the player's hand. There are 3 special pizzas, described below.

    Pizza Bombastica

    To fill this order, you need 15 or more ingredients of any kind. As with other orders, the player who played it may add ingredients from his hand. If the total number of ingredients available (including any added by the player) is less than 15, the order cannot be filled. When the order is filled, all ingredients in the face up piles are used (placed on the Mamma Mia card), even if this is more than 15. Thus, after a Bombastica order is filled, the ingredient piles are empty.

    Pizza Monotoni

    To fill this order, you need 1 of the specific ingredients shown on the card and exactly 6 of any other single ingredient. It may not be filled using 7 of the specific ingredient.

    Pizza Minimale

    To fill this order, you need 1 of the specific ingredients shown on the card and exactly 3 of the ingredients with the fewest cards in the face up ingredient piles. It may not be the ingredient pictured as the specific ingredient on the card. If there are several ingredients tied for fewest, the player who placed the order (the order cards are color-coded) decides which to use. An ingredient with no cards in the face up ingredient piles may not be selected.

    Pizza Minimale Example

    The following ingredients are available in the face up piles.

    • 2 salamis
    • 2 mushrooms
    • 2 peppers
    • 3 pineapples

    Mamma Mia draws Alberto's (green) Pizza Minimale. Salami, mushroom and pepper are all tied with fewest at 2 each (olive has none and cannot be selected). The order shows pepper as the specific ingredient (matching Alberto's color, which is green). Thus, Alberto may select between salami and mushroom. As there are not 3 of either, he must add 1 from his hand of whichever he chooses to complete the order.

    Game End

    The game ends after three rounds.

    The player who filled the most orders (got rid of the most order cards) is the winner. If there is a tie, the player with the most ingredient cards in his hand wins.