Santa Timea is a card game that consists of steering cards and ship cards. There are 5 ship cards for each wind direction (north, east, south, west) with the values 3, 2, 2, 1, 1. Each game is played for 12 rounds and in every round one ship card can be 'won' by playing steering cards: Steering cards of the same wind direction as the current ship card count with their full value of points, cards with a wind direction perpendicular to that on the current ship card count with half their value and cards of the opposite wind direction count as zero points. The player who played the lowest point value gets the ship card. After 12 rounds, the player with the LEAST total of points on his collected ship cards scores the most victory points (depending on the number of players). There are, however, several possibilities to score extra victory points for certain combinations of ship cards. Thus, collecting ship cards may also be a good thing if a player can obtain the right combinations.
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