**Objective:** The objective of Kalooki is to be the first player to go out by forming sets and runs with the cards in your hand.

**Adaptation for 2 Players:** Kalooki is traditionally played with multiple players, but it can be adapted for 2 players. In the 2 player version, the game proceeds similarly to the original version, with some adjustments to accommodate the reduced player count.

**Setup:**

- Use two standard 52-card decks plus four jokers, for a total of 108 cards.
- Remove the 2s through 4s from each deck, leaving 6s through Aces.
- Shuffle both decks thoroughly and deal 13 cards to each player.

**Scoring:**

- Each card has a specific point value:
- Jokers: 25 points each
- Aces: 15 points each
- Face cards (Kings, Queens, Jacks): 10 points each
- Number cards: Face value (6s = 6 points, 7s = 7 points, etc.)

- The goal is to reduce the total point value of the cards remaining in your hand by forming sets and runs.

**Gameplay:**

**Turns:**- Player 1 begins the game.
- Players take turns clockwise around the table.

**Drawing and Discarding:**- On your turn, you may draw one card from the discard pile or the deck.
- You must then discard one card from your hand onto the discard pile.

**Forming Sets and Runs:**- A set consists of three or four cards of the same rank, e.g., 7 of hearts, 7 of diamonds, 7 of clubs.
- A run consists of three or more consecutive cards of the same suit, e.g., 6, 7, 8 of hearts.
- Jokers can be used as wild cards to substitute for any other card in a set or run.

**Going Out:**- Once you have formed at least one set or run, you may lay down your cards and go out by melding all your remaining cards.
- Your melded cards must have a point value of 51 or less.

**Scoring:**- After a player goes out, the other player adds up the point value of their remaining cards.
- The player who went out scores 0 points for the hand, and the other player scores the total point value of their remaining cards.

**Winning the Game:**- The game consists of multiple hands, and the first player to reach a predetermined score threshold, usually 500 points, wins the game.

**Differentiating Turns:**

**Player 1’s Turn:**Player 1 starts the game and takes the first turn.**Player 2’s Turn:**After Player 1’s turn ends, it becomes Player 2’s turn to draw and discard.

**Summary:** Kalooki is a strategic 2 player card game where players aim to form sets and runs to reduce the point value of their hand and go out before their opponent. Adapted for 2 players, the game requires careful planning and card management to maximize scoring opportunities and minimize point values. By adjusting the rules and mechanics, Kalooki offers an engaging 2 player experience, even though it is traditionally played with more players.

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