The most common way to play cemes in Brazil and between pairs, maximum 4 players, where each player receives 7 pieces, or play in 2 players with 7 pieces each and 14 pieces to buy in the case in the case of opponent doesn’t have the time piece.
The first to play can be by two Ceme rules:
The one with the 6×6 piece (cheap, cart, chime) always starts the game, or whoever draws the highest piece before the first game starts, the other games start in counterclockwise from this player.
The object of Bandar Ceme is to download all the pieces first, or close the game (unusual). Playing for the “closes” is not a common modality at the most noble gaming table, only the natural “closes” being allowed. Whoever drops all the pieces wins the points of the sum of all the pieces that are left in the opponent’s hand.
The game is closed when it is no longer possible to download pieces, usually when both ends of the game have the same number and there are no more pieces with this number in the players’ hands. When the game is closed, whoever has fewer points in pieces in his hand wins and takes the score in pieces in the opponent’s hand, in the case of a point’s game.
Usually the cemes dispute is done in several consecutive matches, where the pair that accumulates 100 points first is the winner.
The pieces are “shuffled” on the table, and each player takes 7 pieces to play. The player who starts the game is the one with the 6-6 piece. He starts the game by placing this piece in the center of the table. From there, play clockwise. Each player must try to fit some of their own pieces to the pieces that are at the end of the game, one at a time. When a player manages to fit a piece, the turn is passed to the next player. If the player does not have any piece that fits either side, he must pass the turn, without playing any piece. The game can end in two circumstances when one player manages to beat the game, or when the game is locked.
If any player has beaten the game, his partner takes all the points from the pieces that are in the opponents’ hands. If the game is locked, all the points achieved by each pair are counted. The pair that has the fewest points is the winner, and takes all the points from the opposing pair. If there is a tie in this point count, the pair that locked the game loses, and the winning pair takes all of this pair’s points. The winning pair’s points are accumulated, and the game ends when one of the pairs reaches the 50 point mark.
Value in points
The point value of each piece corresponds to the sum of the values of the two ends of the piece. Thus, the 0-0 piece is worth 0 points, the 3-4 piecesare worth 7 points, and the 6-6 piece is worth 12 points, and so on.