Play A free card game of Spite and Malice with a 3 dimensional card deck. Bust the Dafuhzit (deficit) is a three variable version of Spite and Malice. This is Triple Topper. Scroll down to read more info or click on a link below.


Welcome, to Triple Topper!

Bust the Dafuhzit and Fishpocolypse, Updated October 21,2015

"Making of" Notes:

I'm having a little trouble with this game. I invented this game in 1994, and at the time, one of the companies I submitted my games to said they need some sort of theme. After calling a couple other companies, they told me most game companies have a theme or license to work with and work the details of the game around the theme. I had, as Jerry Seinfeld would say, "a game about nothing" with sound game mechanics, so I challenged myself to fit a theme around my game.

For some reason, Rush Limbaugh's television show was on my mind a lot. By dad would tape it and we'd watch them. At the time I invented it, the funny thing Rush Limbaugh was talking about was Jim Sasser, a federal Senator from Tennessee mispronouncing the word "deficit" as "dafuhzit". And that kind of inspired me to make to theme a game about out of control federal spending.

I understand conservatives and fiscal libertarians would find this game theme fun. However as Michael Jordan said when asked to endorse some Democrat in some primary (I Forget which), he said that Republicans buy his Air Jordan shoes too.

In that regard, there are a couple things I can do. I can untheme the game, which is on the main Spite page. I could also make a game with a more liberal theme. I don't believe in the theme necessarily, but I found one that works with a future game, which is like Go Fish, except with Triple Topper cards.

The theme of the Go Fish game is: the next time Republicans take all major elected and appointed powers, the Earth gets globally warmed. All life on land except humans die. However the sea has fish still. But the nuclear waste and other poisons get dumped into the sea, thus making the fish inedible. But science found that only certain combinations of fish are dangerous, and the safe ones represent matching 2 out of 3 variables in 4 cards. They are nuclear, biological, and chemical poisons. And wilds represent an absence of poison of one of the 3 classes. the rules is mixing 2 different kinds within a class in 2 different classes of poisons are deadly. So you're sorting fish to make edible combinations. Also, since money is no good, as a humanitarian effort, fish are freely given if you've got a matching fish. (you don't want to give a non-matching fish and poison someone, hence why you ask for particular kinds of fish and receive them if you've got them).

People who've seen this website now see, that I see that "Democrats buy card games too." Plus to avoid confusion, I'm removing jokes and themes from the main part of the game rules except on certain pages,like this one, where there is political commentary.

So without further ado, here's the conservative theme to Just Plain Spite, called "Bust the Dafuhzit":

Now you can play the role of a 1955-1994 US House member. Really it's just a 3 variable version of Spite and Malice, but I thought it would be funny to associate it with a problem addressed successfully by Bill Clinton along with the Republican Congress of 1994 and beyond, at least until George W. Bush, 9/11/01 and a Democratic Congress in 2006. (If it were all Bill Clinton's responsibility the budget would have been balanced when Clinton defeated George Bush and H. Ross Perot when he had a Democratic Congress and Senate.)

The reason why I say "Dafuhzit" is because former Senator Jim Sasser pronounces it "Dafuhzit". If I pronounced that word "Deficit", I would imply the Honorable Jim Sasser is wrong, which would make me an anti-Southern Democrat bigot, so I pronounce it Dafuhzit to show kindness and love towards Mr. Sasser.

Set up: (funny themed terms will be put in parentheses)

1. Use the entire deck except for the Jokers, and get 2-6 players together.

2. Deal one at a time, face down, a total of 60 cards to be separated into one scoring pile per player. 2 players get 30 cads each, 3 get 20, 4 get 15, 5 get 12, and 6 get 10. (This pile is called "intended dafuhzit spending" ). Each person turns the top card face up.

3. Turn over 2 cards in the center. If there are any blacks, blobs, and question marks, the dealer declares what variables they will be after the dafuzit piles show one face up card, and BEFORE any other cards are dealt. (the ones on the top are called "the current reasons to spend money".)

4. The rest of the cards from a draw pile. (called "tax payers' tax dollars")

5. Each person turns up the top card of the scoring pile.

Game Play

1. Each person has a hand. (called "the budget") Bring your hand up to 5 by drawing cards from the Draw pile. (known as "taxing the people")

2. There are 4 objectives. Here are the 4 ways to accomplish them. Matches in all cases must match in 2 variables or more. (because if you spent money on reason the voting public sees unfit, you'll get thrown out of office (either by ballot or a similar sounding way phonetically, but less democratic way) and that's the end of your money supply.) Blacks blobs and question marks are wild. In most cases, wild match whoever they top and cannot be called. If there is a possibility that all 3 variables could match, and there is at least one wild on the card you play, then you MAY change ONE of the wild variables to a natural variable you can use. You can and are encouraged to play more than one card in a turn.

2 a. The main objective is to deplete your scoring pile. If you can match two variables (or even three) to one of the two top center cards, it is suggested you lay it, because that is the main object of the game. It determines who wins. (this is called "Dafuhzit spending")

2 b. The secondary objective is to defend against opponents. If you match all 3 variables, you force one opponent to draw 2 cards, not looked at, and place then on the bottom of the scoring pile. You MUST declare the wilds to be exactly the same to play defense.(This is called a "Recision")

2 c. The 3rd most important objective is to get rid of all 5 cards in your hand. If the 5th card is played to the center, draw 5 more cards from the center and continue to play if you can. (This is because of Demand-Side economics, the more the government spends, the more government makes.)

2 d. Whenever you either run out of moves or chose not to move, place a card next to your scoring pile. This new pile is called a garbage pile (or "savings account") There can only be a maximum of 2 garbage piles. You can, and in some cases, must play a card on top of another garbage pile card. You may look through them to plan away to get rid of it. ("Spend it") At any time on your turn, you can play a TOPMOST garbage card like it was from your hand. If it exposes completely another card, play it when possible and desired, and so forth.

3. When you place a card on the garbage pile, you end your turn. Play passes to the left.

4. If the drawpile runs out, take the top cards of the center piles, place them aside, and shuffle the rest. The two cards go back to the center. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT THE WILDS ARE.

5. The one who depletes the scoring pile first wins.