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Cheat! A Game Worth The Effort


by bikequeen11

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GAMES ROOM - Cheat is a very easy game on the Neopets site. When you get the hang of this game, you’ll get a trophy, and maybe a couple thousand neopoints!

Note- Neopets has added an Avatar featuring Capara to use on the Neoboards. You simply need to catch her cheating and then win the game. However… it took me a couple games against her to get the avatar. Even when I caught her cheating, sometimes I walked away without it. You may need to catch her cheating several times.

Rules

There are many rules for Cheat. It is a card game like Pyramids, but I would say slightly easier! You should try to understand them before you attempt the game!

1. The object of the game is to remove all your cards.

2. If you have multiple cards of the same number in your hand, you can get rid of them all at once. However, you can NOT play the cards unless it is the same, one higher, or one smaller of a card than the one(s) just played. For example, if Capara plays 2 fours, you can either play the card(s) three, four, or five.

3. If you don’t have any playable cards, then cheat. Pick any card(s) and play them.

4. If you are caught cheating, then you have to pick up every card that was put down into the pile.

5. The pile is what cards the people have been playing and have used them

6. You can accuse people and if you are right that person gets the pile and you win a little NP. If you are wrong you get the pile.

7. If you win the round you get to move to the next level. If you lose you have to play the level again.

8. Get through as many levels as you can. It costs 50 NP to play!

Random Tips

If someone plays like four aces or something like 5 fours then accuse them! Chances are that they are cheating. The easier opponents tend to be less… intelligent; let’s say.

Another giveaway someone says they are playing three 9s and you have two 9s. Then they are cheating! That happens a lot in this game.

If the person who plays before you gets accused then you get to play any card you want. If you think the person before you Cheats accuse the player, especially when you have no move. (Try to avoid this if the pile has a massive amount of cards in it) If you get it right he gets the pile and you get to play any card! However, if you are wrong, then you get the pile. Try this when the pile is small; under five cards or so, and you have a few cards left.

Oh no! You have to cheat! Try and remember what people have played, and what’s already in the pile. You can play a smart move and try not to get caught. Many people will accuse you if you say you have three or four kings. Try a small number, such as one or two of the cards.

The Players: Strengths and Weaknesses

Capara the Kyrii

Description- Capara uses all her feminine wiles and amazing intelligence to trick her way to the top, however it hasn't worked yet... she is a hopeless cheater and nearly always loses.

Tips- I couldn’t have said it better myself. Capara is the easiest cheat player to beat, and the first to go after you beat the round. Almost every turn, you may notice something odd; this is a most definite sign that she’s cheating. She might put down something outrageous like four Jacks, and yet YOU just played one.

The Avatar- Catch Capara cheating as many times as you can. This happens quite often… yet that doesn’t mean that she never plays fairly! Keep in mind that you still have to WIN the game in order to get the avatar.

Little Timmy the Tuskaninny

Description- Timmy is very young and inexperienced. He started playing cheat as he thought it would make him look cool... however he is pretty useless at it, to be honest.

Tips- Little Timmy isn’t much better than Capara, but beware when cheating… he accuses randomly! When you ARE forced to cheat, try putting only one false card down at a time. This might help bring suspicions against you down to a safe level.

Branston the Eyrie

Description- Branston is the lord of the dance floor, and when he isn't strutting his stuff, he loves to gamble. Self-obsessed and egotistical, Branston's mind tends to wander, so he isn't the best player in the world. He has been known to throw down his cards and leave in a huff in the middle of a game.

Tips- Branston is considerably harder and more experienced that Timmy or Capara, but he is far from the strength of Spectre. Branston is accused a considerable amount of times in this game, and he usually gets caught. So, keep an eye out for obvious cheating attempts that he may make!

Chuffer Bob the Meerca

Description- Chuffer is a good player, but his voracious appetite often gets the better of him. When he is hungry he can't concentrate, and this leads him to fidget. People like to play against Chuffer Bob because it's easy to know when he is cheating!

Tips- Well, I don’t know about THAT, but he does tend to catch people cheating VERY often in this game. My advice is to only try cheating when the pile has very few cards in it; chances are you will either not get many cards, or you will get away with cheating. :)

Brucey B.

Description- Brucey B is a Bingo caller by nature, but in his nights off he likes to play the odd game of Cheat. Still learning, but by no means a beginner, Brucey will catch you out with the old triple-bluff maneuver. He also tends to hide his cards under the table, so you will not know he has won until the last minute!

Tips- Well, lucky for us, good ol’ Neopets have provided us with a “card counter”, as I like to call it. At the game screen, under each player, it tells you how many cards they have in their hand. For Brucey B., write down which cards he plays, including everyone else. He has a tendency to play “two Queens”, when three queens have already been added to the pile, or you have three in your hand. Watch out for his little mistakes.

Kalora the Kau

Description- Kalora is on holiday, and has decided to take in a few games of Cheat to earn some money. She considers herself an above-average player, and she knows when to quit! Her left ear sometimes twitches when she is cheating... but then again, you never can tell!

Tips- Too bad Cheat! isn’t a flash game! Kauvara is a lot harder than Brucey B., but is not as hard as your next challenger, Princess Fernypoo. Kalora tends to play this game on the safe route; she barely ever cheats, or even accuses people for that matter! Be careful though… she tends to fool people by giving them a false sense of security, then pouncing on someone when they cheat.

Princess Fernypoo

Description- Young and spoilt, Princess Fernypoo is not accustomed to losing. Back in her father's castle, anybody who beat her at any game would soon be thrown in the moat. Now the young Acara has left home and does not have her father to protect her any more.

Tips- Princess Fernypoo cheats more often than not. Of course, the other players know that, so you usually don’t have to work to catch her cheating, or to even accuse her. She often plays those give-away moves such as putting down four 7s or things like that. Again, highly predictable and highly accusable. Watch for them!

Agent 00 Hog

Description- Cool, suave, and sophisticated, Agent 00 Hog has nerves of steel, and the ability to hide even the most blatant of cheats beneath a stern poker face. The ladies love him, and he is nearly unbeatable at whatever he chooses to play... do you accept the challenge?

Tips- Agent 00 Hog might be the step down from the all-mighty cheat-ruling Spectre, but he still has some tricks up his sleeve! He WILL accuse you often, but only when you DO cheat. Of course, he DOES have his flaws; watch out for his double-plays. (Putting two cards down every turn) Usually one of his cards isn’t what he says it is.

Spectre

Description- The self-appointed, undisputed ruler of cheat. When his red eyes are staring at you, you can just feel them scanning your every movement... watching every move in your face. If you cheat, he will know, there is no doubt about that. Spectre is a Neopian millionaire, and only ventures out of his mansion when inexperienced players are up for a fleecing.

Tips- Spectre is the hardest player of them all. He is very tricky, is a amazing cheater, and usually will stop you dead in your tracks when you attempt to cheat. It took me about three times to beat him myself!

1. Write down the played cards. Review what you have written if you see anything that you would consider suspicious. If your suspicion proves correct, then you get to choose which cards you want to put down next; and you may even have bought yourself some valuable time if he picked up many cards!

2. Try to play 1 or 2 cards every turn depending on what is in the pile. This may give you a bit of an advantage, but don’t attempt it if you don’t have two of a kind!

3. Spectre seems to get a little headstrong if he has fewer than six cards left in his hand. He tends to make dim-witted moves in this part of the game. This is usually when you will notice some ill-planned moves, such as “three 4s” being put down, when you have two of them. This is your time to accuse him! Several games to beat him may be a necessity!

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Overall, the game of Cheat! is fun, challenging, and a blast to play. It has prizes, excitement, and and avatar. This game is definitely worth your time!

 
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