Welcome to RS Games I Doubt It, an accessible, online, multiplayer version of the simple, fun card game, I Doubt It (also known as "Cheat")! RS Games I Doubt It utilizes the RS Games client, which allows players to play against each other from around the world, via the centralized RS Games server. Please note that a decent comprehension of the English language is necessary to fully enjoy the game.
To get started, you will need the RS Games client installed. To get the RS Games client if you don't have it already, go to http://www.rsgames.org, connecting and logging into the server are covered in the RS Games client documentation. Alternatively, you can use the web client, from which you can play by using your web browser. Web Client Link. This document assumes you have read the RS Games client documentation first, for general concepts and instructions on using the client. If you have not read this document, please read it before continuing.
If you are using the web client, options referred to as keyboard commands in this document will appear as buttons on the web page.
Once you are connected, choose I Doubt It from the list of games, and you will be presented with the main menu. From there, you can create a new game, join a game, or see a list of existing games. Choose an option using the up and down arrow keys and the enter key, or by clicking on the option if you are using the web client.
If you choose to create a new game, you will be asked what variation you would like (explained below), and if you want to make the game private. If you choose yes, you can set a password, and only those who know the password will be able to join. After you have made your choice, you will be placed in your game. Here, players will be able to join your game. Please note that you need at least 3 players to play I Doubt It, although the more players you have, the more fun the game will be.
Press B to add a bot, and R to remove a bot.
Once you are ready to start the game, press the Enter key. You need at least two plays.
To join a game, choose the Join Game option from the main menu. You will be presented with a list of games that are open for players, along with the people playing in each game. Choose a game from the list, and press enter. If the game is private, you will then be asked to enter the password. Once you are in the game, you must wait for the game master to start the game.
I Doubt It is a basic, turn-based, card game. The object is to get rid of your cards before your competitors. At the start of the game, a 52 deck of cards is shuffled, and dealt evenly to all players, exactly (remainders are placed in the discard pile). If a large amount of players are present, two decks are shuffled together. The game is organized by rounds, in which everyone takes a turn. When it is your turn, you will be presented with a checklist (use the up/down key, spacebar to check cards and press enter when done-if you downloaded the client) of the cards you were dealt, and will be told the rank of the card you need to match-similar to Uno. The "round card" (rank) is Ace all the way up to King, and increases (from Ace to Two, Two to Three, etc) after every round. You must play at least 1 card, and the cards you play are placed face down, and into the discard pile.
Unlike Uno, however, you may play any card you wish-- remember, the cards are played face down. You do NOT have to match the rounds card, in fact, you will sometimes have to play card(s) that do not match, because you do not have any that match. The "fun" of the game comes from the name: I Doubt It. If you think another player did not match the card they were supposed to (all cards played must match), then you may Doubt, or "Challenge" the play (press the I hotkey). See next section for information on Challenging.
During a challenge, the player is forced to reveal what cards he or she actually played. If the original player was right, matching the round card, then the challenger must take all cards from the discard pile. If the challenger was right, then the original player must take all cards from the discard pile. The first person to get rid of all of his or her cards is declared the winner.
The first person to get rid of all of his or her cards wins the game. This player must last through the challenge period, though, challenges work the same way every time. A player may put down his or her last card, be challenged, and be forced to take all the cards in the discard pile.
There are several keyboard commands that can be used to get information about your current game:
You can chat with other players at any point during game play by pressing the F2 key, typing your message into the input box and pressing enter. You can also chat at the main menu to other players who are not currently in a game, also by pressing F2.
To change the volume of the background music during the game, use F3 to lower the volume and F4 to raise the volume. You can also adjust the volume of the sound effects with F5 and F6 to lower or raise the volume, respectively.
You can opt to receive a transcript of your game, that is, an email containing the entire text of your game. When you leave a game, you will be asked if you would like to receive a transcript. If you would, choose Yes, and the transcript will be sent to the email address you used when creating your RS Games account.
Thanks to the following people for helping to create RS Games I Doubt It:
If you have any problems using any of the games released by RS Games, or have a question, bug report, suggestion, feature request, or anything else, feel free to contact RS Games by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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