3–5 players | 30 minutes | BGG page
Dealt! is a ladder-climbing game (get rid of all the playing cards in your hand by playing a higher-scoring set than the previous player, eg Tichu, President) with a few juicy twists.
The most obvious of these is being unable to rearrange the position of the cards in your hand; they must leave as they’re dealt to you. When you play a set (1–3 consecutive cards, or 1–3 cards of the same kind) you can only use cards that are grouped together. For instance if you had a 5,10,5 you couldn’t play the two 5’s as a pair until you played the 10 on its own.
This leads to some really interesting situations, such as playing a weaker set in order to connect a stronger one. For example: Imagine you’re holding 4,5,6,4. You could play a run of 4,5,6 but then you’ll be stuck with a standalone 4. You could play 5,6 as a run one turn, then a pair of fours on a subsequent turn. And some cards allow you to add cards to your hand: generally you wouldn’t want to do that (remember, the goal is to get rid of all your cards), but you can add them in any position, unlocking some really powerful plays.
— A.J. Brandon