Based on the Milton Bradley game Racko, the object is to get 5 cards in alphabetical order. A total of 160 cards are in one deck. Each card displays an academic vocabulary word from second –forth grade. Academic vocabulary covers all subject areas.
Be the first player to get all your words in alphabetical order.
1. Place the shuffled cards in a pile in the center of the playing area. There will eventually be two piles: one for drawing and one for discarding.
2. Each player takes a card from the deck placing it in their card rack (an empty egg carton upside-down). The first card drawn goes into the slot 5. The second goes in slot 4, and so on.
To play a round:
On your turn, you must pick ONE card either from the top card from the Discard Pile, or the Draw Pile. If there are no cards in the Discard Pile, you must pick from the Draw Pile. Exchange the card you drew with a card in your rack. Put that card FACE UP in the Discard Pile.
If you drew from the Draw Pile and do not wish to that card, discard it in the Discard Pile and forfeit your turn.
If you drew a card from the Discard Pile, you MUST exchange it for a card in your rack.
Note: If the Draw Pile is used up before a player wins, turn the Discard Pile over to make a new Draw Pile.
The first player to get all their cards in alphabetical order shouts “WACKO!” and wins.