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A Day at the Beach


Official Rules for A Day at the Beach


Make 2 sets of blue cards to win!   It’ll say on each Blue Card how many are in a set.


Give each player a Player Card (1 Surfer).

Deal 6 cards to each player (as their hand, face up) and 10 cards face-up as The Ocean.  

The Discard pile is face up next to the deck (reuse if you finish the deck).  


Play goes clockwise.  Each turn, a player can do one of the following:

*Place your Surfer on a card in the Ocean

*Draw 1 card from the Deck or under your Surfer and then put 1 card in the Ocean

*Play a Yellow Card from your hand

Action Card Notes

*Discard means to the Discard Pile

*Take a card means from the Ocean or another player; not from under a Surfer

The first game, the person most recently at the beach goes first.  After that, the winner goes last.

And most importantly: please enjoy A Day at the Beach!!!

Blue Cards




Number in deck: 1

Number in set: 1

There’s one of each in the deck, you need both for the set.

There’s one of each in the deck, you need both for the set.

There’s one of each in the deck, you need both for the set.

Sets of 3

Number in deck: 5

Number in set: 3

1 Playful Puppy

Number in deck: 5

Number in set: 3

1 Hurricane

Number in deck: 5

Number in set: 3

1 Beach Umbrella

Number in deck: 5

Number in set: 3

1 Seagull

Number in deck: 5

Number in set: 3

1 Hermit Crab

Sets of 4

Number in deck: 8

Number in set: 4

There are 2 lifeguards total in the deck.

Other Action Cards

4 Jet Skis

2 Pirates

2 of The Wave

There’s 1 of everything else


How do I know what’s in a set?

A set is always the same type of card (though Flip gets paired with Flop, and Cone gets paired with Scoop).  It will say on the blue card what is a set and how many are needed to make a set.  Treasure Chest is the only blue card that’s a set by itself.

Can a completed set be taken?

Yes - cards can be taken from a completed set.  

What do I do if someone takes a card from me?

Draw to replenish from the Deck right away.  Your hand should have 1 Player Card + 6 Cards.

How do I buy another deck?

Click here.

Are you open to licensing the game for wider distribution?

God yes - please email me.

Possible Rules Variations

Agree to any of these prior to the start of the game - otherwise - they’re not the rules unless you say upfront that they are.

Email or tweet me (@standardgames) with any ideas for rules or card improvements!


Press Release:

Official Press Release:

TableTop Publication:

Reviews: (Review from The Board Game Vault) (Review from GameReviewsAU)

Review from A Pawn’s Perspective (RT






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New card ideas:

Other Ideas to Improve:

Other potential art to get for v2:

Notes on Card Design:

Most recent version at: C:\Users\todd\Documents\_Games\_ADayAtTheBeach\ADayattheBeach_20170115

Header font: Didot LT Std 84

Below font: Didot LT Std 42

X: 1

Y: 880

115 line spacing

20% for lower blue image; 962 on Y, 49 on X

Marketing ideas:

Expansion Packs:

Each expansion pack could have a beach towel with the name of the set, and could be named after a beach, like:

Extra Art and Potential Backgrounds


See “Press and Contacts for A Day at the Beach”


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