You may have to take five cards, but you only need to know two rules to earn the lowest score. Secretly pick a card from your hand, then play it on one of four rows. Here are the two rules: Your card must be higher than the last card in a row, and it has to be played next to the last card that’s closest in number.
If you play the sixth card in a row, you take that row...and all the points in it. That’s when the game earns its name: you’ll take five cards, and you’ll wince as you take cards worth five points.