I think the directions should be included with the game.
Instructions should have been included. We apologize for that mistake. Please note, instructions are also available online and can be found here: https://www.samsonhistorical.com/pages/game-rules
I purchased this at the Ft. Frederick Market Fair this year and learned to play, I then took it to work and it has become a big hit!! My friend and I play almost every day at lunch, and we "gamble" on the outcome of the game. The person who has the most wins for the month gets a free lunch. One of the ladies wants to get one for her son to help him hone his math skills. I give this game a 5 star rating, I can't wait for the 12 tile version to come out, I'll order one of them, too.