King's Court is an Action card from Prosperity. When played, it gives you the opportunity to play another Action card from your hand three times, like a better Throne Room. A few King's Courts can supercharge any engine and often enables huge game-ending turns. It is widely considered to be one of the strongest cards available in the game.
Non-terminals are not required in any form of this combo. Once your opponent has no cards left, you can trash one card, and buy one card every turn to deplete piles right up until you buy the last Duchy or Estate and win the game (or just deplete any 3 piles if there are VP chips after you have gained an advantage).
Once your opponent has no cards remaining, you can buy any card in the game. Since you are playing Masquerade 3 times, you will pass the card you bought to your opponent on the first play, and then you will get it back from him on the second and can trash it. (The 3rd play does nothing.)
You are correct, this type of card is required to gain VPs while simultaneously reducing your opponents hand to 0 cards (while they still have cards). I was just pointing out that you do not need these types of cards in the supply to keep your opponent at 0 cards for the remainder of the game and gain VPs.
To the extent that this is a real problem for the game, the fix seems simple: errata Masquerade to say that if the person to your right has no cards that they can pass you, you do not need to pass any cards yourself.
Kings in the Corner, or sometimes called Kings Corner, requires a standard deck of cards and 2 to 4 players. Each player tries to use their hand before their opponent has the chance. This game is a great introduction to the basic play of Solitaire as it follows a similar set of rules.
The first player to lay off all his cards wins. If you wish to keep score over many games, there are many variations on how to do this, including scoring by how many cards you have left, by the value of the cards you have left, or by counting each card as one point except the Kings, which are ten points.
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Like all other Table Players the No.13 Table Players Playing Cards - Vol.5 also features the beautiful Kings Wild Standard Court cards to make card games like poker and solitaire easy to read and fun.
Keep score over several games (rounds). Before the first round begins, players should decide on a game-ending score (such as -25). At the end of each round, players with cards remaining in their hands receive negative points. Kings are worth -10 points and all other cards worth -1 point each.
The offense here denounced is the possession of a slot machine which "is operated, or played," not which may be be operated or played. In this important particular our statute differs materially from section 982, Penal Laws, McKinney's Consol. Laws of New York, which the court, in People v. Kay, 38 Cal. App. 2d Supp. 759 [102 PaCal.2d 1110], at page 766, understood to be "substantially the same as Section 330a of the Penal Code." The difference is made clear by a reference to the opinion in People v. Brown, 151 Misc. 712 [273 N.Y. Supp. 560] (cited in the Kay case), where the court spoke of section 982 of the Penal Laws, supra, as follows: "This section applies to possession of slot machines, and makes it a misdemeanor to keep or maintain any machine into which may be inserted a piece of money or other object, and from which as a result may be issued, 'Any piece or pieces of money or any check or memorandum calling for [47 Cal. App. 2d 853] any money.'" (Italics added.) It is noteworthy, too, that the court there relied upon proof that the slot machine was in fact actually operated as a gambling device. There is no California statute that prohibits, as does section 43.07 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, the possession of a lottery device. Neither is the manufacture of slot machines within the state prohibited, as it is by section 982 of the Penal Code of New York, nor the sale of gambling implements or devices, as it is by section 970a of the same code. The fact that our lawmakers have seen fit not to legislate upon these subjects, which are altogether within their province, serves to remind the court that in passing upon laws relating to gambling nothing can be taken for granted. It is still lawful in this state to play certain card games for money or valuable stakes, and pari-mutuel gambling on horse-races by those in attendance had recently been made lawful by our lawmakers.  When legislators speak through statutes, their enactments must be given a strict interpretation. The law must be applied as it is written. It cannot be extended by judicial interpretation. The opinion in Bakersfield etc. Co. v. J. K. McAlpine etc. Co., 26 Cal. App. 2d 444 [79 PaCal.2d 410], at page 448, points out that courts may not "indulge in mere speculation to the effect that the legislature meant something other or less than what it said. They may not depart from the literal construction of the statute unless they can be reasonably assured that the legislature meant to say something different from what it appears to have said." Observing the strictness with which the courts of California have uniformly applied the provisions of the law relative to gambling and gaming devices (see Ex Parte Williams, 7 Cal. Unrep. 301 [87 P. 565]; In re Clark, 54 Cal. App. 507 [202 P. 50]; People v. Carroll, 80 Cal. 153 [22 P. 129]), and noticing the omission from section 330a of important language which in other jurisdictions has been employed by legislative bodies, we cannot accept the reasoning of the court in the Kay case, supra, as controlling. In the Clark case cited above the court used this language (page 509), "In order to constitute an offense under section 330, it is essential that it be alleged and proved that the game, whether described under any of the names specifically given in the section, or under the general term of 'banking or percentage game,' shall have been played 'for money, checks, [47 Cal. App. 2d 854] credit, or other representative of value.' The purpose of the law is to prohibit games of the kind mentioned and described at which money or property, or the representative thereof, is lost or won. It cannot be assumed that it is impossible that any of the games specifically mentioned may not be played for amusement only and without the incident of money or property being wagered or bet thereat. The tenor of all the decisions that our attention has been referred to, or that we have been able to discover, indicates that this construction should be given to the statute. (In re Capanna, 45 Cal. App. 501 [187 P. 1077]; People v. Sam Lung, 70 Cal. 515 [11 P. 673]; People v. Carroll, 80 Cal. 153 [22 P. 129]; People v. Ah Own, 85 Cal. 580 [24 P. 780].)" See, also, People v. Babdaty, 139 Cal. App. Supp. 791, 795 [30 PaCal.2d 634]. [2b] Following the reasoning of the Clark case and the cited authorities, it is apparent that to sustain a conviction of violating section 330a, it is necessary to charge and to prove that the person accused was in possession or control of a machine or device which not only could be but actually was operated as a gaming device in the manner described in the statute. The full force of that decision as exemplifying the rule that statutes, and especially penal statutes, must be strictly considered and construed, strikes us when we consider that (quoting from the opinion), "The complaint in the gaming case in its charging part declared as follows: 'Said defendant did then and there wilfully and unlawfully, open up and conduct a gambling game, to-wit, stud horse poker, in the town of Armona, County of Kings, State of California, in violation of Section 330 of the Penal Code of the State of California.'" (In re Clark, supra, at page 508.) So insistent was the court that the words of the statute be adhered to literally, in charging an offense, that it refused to accept "in violation of Section 330" as a substitute for the express language of the section "for money, checks, credit, or other representative of value," although one cannot read the section without realizing that the statute would not be violated unless the specified games were conducted for money, checks, credit or other representative of value. As may be observed in the closing words of the passage above quoted from the Clark case, and in the citation of authorities, the court was not adopting any new policy but on the contrary was following the law as recognized and established [47 Cal. App. 2d 855] in this state by a long line of decisions.  This, of course, runs counter to the rationale of the Kay case, supra, where the court decided, in effect, that the clause (p. 763) "upon the result of the action of which money or other valuable thing is staked" was merely descriptive and therefore properly applicable even to a machine which never had been and might never be used for gambling. (Italics added.) In our judgment the clause in question, as well as other similar clauses in the statute employing the indicative mode of various verbs, instead of the potential mode, which might have been used had the legislature so intended, must be given an altogether different interpretation and effect than that adopted in the Kay case.  We believe that the statute in its application requires no strained construction; that since it uses the indicative mode it should be so applied. That this is a correct conclusion appears more clearly when we transpose the clauses of section 330a, a permissible procedure, since the meaning is not changed, and also desirable as an aid to interpretation. With deletions indicated for the same purpose, we find the statute reads as follows: "Every person, who has in his possession or under his control ... any slot or card machine, contrivance, appliance or mechanical device ... and which is operated, or played, by placing or depositing therein any coins, checks, slugs, balls, or other articles or device ... upon the result of action of which any money or other valuable thing is staked or hazarded ... is guilty of a misdemeanor. ..." 2b1af7f3a8