OLD MAID GO FISH ANIMAL NOISES

OLD MAID GO FISH ANIMAL NOISES
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OLD MAID
ANIMAL NOISES
Players: 3 to 6
Object: Do not be the player who ends up with the “Old Maid” (Queen
of Spades) once all the other cards are paired off.
SET UP: Remove the Queen of Hearts, the Queen of Diamonds, and the
Queen of Clubs from the deck (you won’t use them in this game), and
shuffle the remaining cards. Deal out all cards, one at a time, to all players.
Some players may have more cards than others. Look at your own cards
and place any pairs (two cards of the same rank) face down in front of you.
If you have three cards with the same rank, hold onto one. If you have four
cards of the same rank (two pairs), place all four face down in front of you.
Play: Player on the dealer’s left makes a fan of his cards and shows them,
face down, to the player on his left. This player picks a card from this fan. If
the card he picks makes a pair with a card he already has, he
places it face down in front of him. If not, he keeps the card
and his turn ends. Play continues with each player fanning
out his cards for the player sitting to his left. The game ends
once everyone has run out of cards — except the player
stuck with the “Old Maid” — the Queen of Spades.
Players: As many as you can round up
Object: Collect all of the cards.
SET UP: First decide what animal you want to be, and what noise you will
make. Tell the other players what you have chosen, as each player needs
to choose a different animal. Some ideas are: pig (oink), duck (quack),
dog (woof), cow (moo), cat (meow), turkey (gobble), snake (hiss), horse
(neigh). Be creative — can you make the sound an owl, elephant, or rooster
makes? Deal all 52 cards, two at a time. Some
players may have more cards than others. Stack
your cards face down in a pile in front of you.
Play: The player to the left of the dealer takes
the top card from her pile and places it face up
next to her pile. As each turn is played, only the
top face up card should be showing. When a card is played that matches a
card you played previously (and that is still showing at the top of your face
up pile), quickly make the noise of the “animal” who played the matching
card, three times. Do the same if you play a card that matches a card
someone else played (and that is still showing).
GO FISH
Players: 3 to 6
Object: Get rid of all your cards first.
SET UP: 3-player game: Deal seven cards per player. 4 (or more)-player
game: Deal five cards per player. Spread the rest of the cards around face
down in the center to make a “fishing pond.” Arrange your cards in your
hand so that cards of the same rank are next to each other, such as three
Sevens or two Kings, for instance.
Play: If you are the player to the dealer’s left, decide what cards you
need to make to complete a set of four. Then ask any player if she has
any of the cards you need. For example, you might say, “Do you have any
Kings?” If the player has any, she must give them to you. If you get a card
you want, you may ask any other player for another card you need. You
can keep asking for cards as long as other players you ask have what you
are looking for. If someone doesn’t have a card you want, she says, “Go
Fish.” You then choose a card from the fishing pond, and your turn is over.
Any time you complete a set of four, put it face down in front of you. Play
continues to the left, with each player asking, fishing, and putting down
sets. The first player to put down all of her cards wins. If two players run out
of cards at the same time, the player with the most sets wins.
For example:
- You are a lion, and you flip over a Nine.
- The player to your left (a turkey) quickly turns over her card, a Jack.
- The player to the turkey’s left (a pig) turns over a Nine, which matches
your card. Quickly make the pig’s noise three times (“oink, oink, oink!”).
At the same time, the pig is racing to make your noise (“roar, roar, roar!”)
before you finish saying “oink” three times. The player that finishes the
other player’s noise first wins all of the face up cards from the other player.
If all players agree that you finished saying the other player’s noise first, put
the cards you receive face down at the bottom of your own face down pile.
- The player to the pig’s left, a snake, turns over her top card, a Three.
- Then, the player to her left, a dog, turns over a Jack. If the turkey (who
played a Jack on her turn) says “woof, woof, woof!” before the dog sees
that she matched the turkey’s card and says “gobble, gobble, gobble!” the
turkey wins the dog’s face up pile and puts it face down at the bottom of
her face down pile.
If you call out the wrong sound (your card does not match any on the table)
or you call out the sound of someone whose card does not match yours,
you must give your face up pile to the player whose animal noise you made.
When you run out of cards in your face down pile, turn your face up pile
over to use as a draw pile. When you completely run out of cards, you are
out of the game, and the other players continue. The player with all of the
cards at the end of the game is the winner.
SNIP SNAP SNOREM
Players: Unlimited (the more the merrier)
Object: Get rid of all of your cards.
SET UP: Deal all 52 cards, two at a time. Some players may have one
more card than others. Hold your cards fanned in your hand so that you
can see them.
Play: The player to the left of the dealer picks a card to play and places
it face up for all of the other players to see. The others (moving clockwise)
either try to match it, or pass.
For example, you play a Six. The player to your left
must play a Six, if she has one, and say “Snip!” If she
has no Six, she says “Pass,” and the first player to
her left who has a Six plays it and says, “Snip!”
The next player who has a Six plays it and says,
“Snap!” The player who plays the fourth Six says,
“Snorem!” and then gets to begin the next round by
playing any card he pleases. If anyone, including
“the leader” has more than one of the matching
cards, he has to play them all, one after the other
(using the proper word with each card, and not holding one back for
“Snorem!”). The first player to get rid of all of his cards wins the game.
SLAP JACK
Players: 2 to 5
Object: Collect the entire deck of cards.
SET UP: Deal out cards, one at a time, to all players. Some players may
have more cards than others. Do not look at your cards — just keep them in
a pile in front of you.
Play: Player on the dealer’s left goes first, taking the top card off of his
pile and placing it face up in the center. The next player does the same,
placing his card on top of the card that was just played. Play continues until
someone plays a Jack. As soon as you see the Jack on the
pile, slap your hand on top of it. Whoever slaps the Jack
first takes the pile from the center and mixes it in with his
own pile. The player to that player’s left starts the next
round by playing a card from the top of his stack. If you’re
out of cards, you still have one chance to stay in the game
— try to be the first player to slap the next Jack. Then you
can take the pile and continue playing. If you don’t slap the next
Jack, you’re officially out of the game. If you slap a card that isn’t a Jack,
you must give one of your cards to each other player. The player who
collects all of the cards wins the game.
TIP: Turn cards up facing away from you, so everyone has the same
chance to spot Jacks.
CRAZY EIGHTS
Players: 2 to 4
Object: Get rid of all your cards first.
SET UP: Deal seven face down cards to each player. Put the rest of the
deck face down in the center. Turn over the top card and put it face up next
to the pile. (If this card is an Eight, bury it somewhere in the pile and pick
the next card instead.) Arrange your cards in your hand by suit and rank.
Play: The player to the dealer’s left plays a card that’s the same rank or
suit as the face up starting card. For example, if the starting card is the
Ten of Clubs, you may play another Ten or any Club. If you
can’t play a card of the same rank or suit, you may play any
Eight. Eights are “wild” — they can stand for any suit you
like — just name your chosen suit as you play the Eight. If
you don’t have an Eight, or you want to save an Eight for
later in the game, take cards from the draw pile one at a
time until you draw a card you can play. If the draw pile runs
out before you find a card to play, you must pass your turn. Play continues
to the left, with each player matching the last card played, or passing. The
first player to get rid of all her cards wins the game.
WAR
Players: 2
Object: Collect the entire deck of cards.
SET UP: Deal cards one at a time into two
face down piles, so that each player ends up
with half the deck. Do not look at your cards
— just keep them in a pile in front of you.
Play: Each player turns over his top card at
the same time. The player who turned over
the higher card (Aces are the highest) takes
both cards and adds them to his collection
pile. Play continues until both players turn over a card of the same rank.
This is a “war.” When this happens, each player puts two cards face down,
then another card face up on top of her turned-up card. The higher face
up card wins all eight cards. If the top cards match again, repeat the war.
The player who ends up with all the cards in the deck wins the game.
I DOUBT IT
Players: 4 or 5
Object: Get rid of all your cards first.
SET UP: Deal out all of the cards, one at a time,
to all players. Some players may have more cards than others. Sort your
cards in your hand in order of rank, grouping matching cards together.
Play: Player to the dealer’s left goes first, putting all of her Aces face
down in the center. She can put out all the Aces
she has, or she can just pretend to have Aces.
Or she can put down some Aces, plus another
card or cards (up to four total), just to see if she
can get away with it. As she puts her cards out in
the center, she says what they are (or what she’s
pretending they are) — “Two Aces,” for example.
The next player to her left puts out all the Twos she has, or pretends to
have. Play continues around, with each player putting out the next higher
number card. After Kings are played, continue again with Aces. If a player
thinks someone is bluffing (not telling the truth) on any turn, she should
say, “I doubt it!” If someone says that to you on your turn, you must show
the cards you played. If you were bluffing, you must pick up all the cards
played so far. But if you were telling the truth, the player who doubted you
gets all of the played cards. The player who picks up the pile starts the
next round with the next higher card. The first player to get rid of all her
cards wins.
TIP: If more than one player doubts you at the same time, but you’re telling the truth, the player sitting closest to your left gets the cards.
SPIT
STEALING BUNDLES
Players: 2
Object: Get rid of all your cards first.
SET UP: Deal cards one at a time so that each player ends up with half the
deck. Each player then lays out 10 cards into a row of four piles as follows:
Pile 1: one card face up. Pile 2 (next to Pile 1): one card face up on top of
one card face down. Pile 3 (Next to Pile 2): one card up on top of two
cards down. Pile 4 (next to Pile 3): one card up on top of three cards down.
Stack the rest of the cards face down to the left, for a “spit” pile.
Play: When both players are ready, shout “Spit!” at the same time. Take
the top card from your spit pile and play it face up into the center. Play
cards quickly in
sequence, lower
or higher, from
your face up
cards onto either
of the cards in
the center. Suits are irrelevant. For example, if there’s a Five in the center,
you can play a Four or a Three. Once a face down card is exposed in your
row, turn it face up in the same place. When both players are “stuck” and
can’t make any more moves, shout “Spit!” again and play the top card
from each of your spit piles, into the center. If neither of you can make any
moves onto the cards just played, repeat the “Spit!” process as necessary.
When you’ve played all the cards from your row, you win.
TIPS: Aces are both high and low. If your spit pile runs out, take your pile
from the center (leaving the top card), turn it over as your new spit pile,
and keep playing.
Players: 2 to 4
Object: Collect the most cards.
SET UP: Choose a player to deal first (such as the
player who draws the highest card from the deck). The
dealer shuffles the cards and deals them out clockwise
one at a time: four cards face down to each player and
four face up to the center of the playing area (so that all
four in the center are visible). The remainder of the deck
is kept face down by the dealer and will be used later.
The players then pick up their hands of four cards and
look at them. Do not look at other players’ cards.
Play: The player to the dealer’s left starts and play
continues clockwise. On your turn, play one card from
your hand face up to the center of the playing area.
If the card you play matches the rank of any of the
face up center cards, take the card you played, plus any
matching cards, and place them in a face up pile in front of you, to start
your “bundle.” (Ignore suits: a Six matches any Six, a Queen matches
any Queen, and so on.) Whether or not you matched a card, it becomes
the next player’s turn. (If you don’t match a card, add it to the center of
the playing area.) Stack matched cards on top of your bundle (with the
card you played on top, so that only this top card is visible). Play a card
that matches the top card of another player’s bundle to steal her entire
bundle and add it to the top of yours, placing the matching card that you
played on top. After each player has played all four cards, the dealer takes
the remaining undealt cards and deals another four cards face down to
each player, one at a time (but adds no further cards to the playing area).
Again the players look at their hands, and play continues as before. After
all of these cards have been played, the dealer deals another four cards to
each player. Repeat this process until all of the cards have been dealt and
everyone has played their last four cards. Then add any cards remaining
face up in the center to the bundle of the last player who matched a card.
The player with the largest bundle (the most cards) wins.
TIP: The player to the left of the dealer should be the next dealer if you
want to play again.
SPOONS
Players: 2 to 8
Object: Collect four of a kind by passing cards one at a time to the
player on your left while receiving cards from the player on your right.
SET UP: Put a pile of spoons, with one fewer spoon than the number of
players, in the center of the playing area. Deal four cards to each player
and place the remaining cards (“the stock”) in front of the dealer.
Play: The dealer starts by drawing the top card from the stock pile in
front of her. If she wants to keep the drawn card, she adds it to her hand,
and then takes a card from her hand that she doesn’t want and passes it to
the player on her left. If the dealer doesn’t want to keep the card, she just
passes it to the player on her left. In the same way, each subsequent player
decides whether she wants to keep or pass the card that is passed to her.
The last player (person to the dealer’s right) does
not pass cards, but instead discards them
into a discard pile in front of her. You can
only have four cards in your hand at any
time. Continue drawing and passing cards
until someone collects four of a kind. (The
passing happens as fast as the players wish,
but cards can only be passed one at a time.)
Once you have collected four of a kind, do not say anything, just take
one of the spoons. Once you do, the other players instantly try to grab a
spoon, even if they do not have four of a kind. The one player left without
a spoon loses the round. The first time you lose, you get an “S,” the second
time a “P,” the third time an “O,” and so on. Once you have lost a total of six
rounds (that is, when you have spelled S-P-O-O-N-S), you are out of the
game. Each time a player is eliminated, remove one spoon from the game.
The winner (when only two players are left) is the first player to collect four
of a kind.
BEGGAR MY NEIGHBOR
Players: 2 to 4
Object: Collect the most cards.
SET UP: Divide the deck into equal face down piles and give each pile to
a player. Don’t look at your cards.
Play: Take turns turning over your top card face up, forming a pile in the
center of the playing area. The face cards (Ace, King, Queen, and Jack)
are pay cards and the numbered cards (Two through Ten) are regular
cards. Turn over cards into the pile until a pay card is played. If you play a
pay card, the player to your left has to “pay” for it by playing:
q 4 regular cards for an Ace
q 3 regular cards for a King
q 2 regular cards for a Queen
q 1 regular card for a Jack
Once payment is made, the player who played the pay card gets the
entire center pile. For example, if you played a Queen and the other
player played two regular cards on it to “make payment,” you then take
the whole face up pile and put it face down underneath your own cards. If
you turn over a pay card when making payment, the previous pay card is
cancelled and the next player now has to pay for your new pay card.
For example, if Player 1 plays a King; Player 2 plays a Five, a Four, and then
a Queen; Player 1 plays a King; Player 2 plays Two, Eight, Ace; Player 1
plays Seven, Four, Two, Nine. The Ace has been paid for, so Player 2 takes
the pile. When one player runs out of cards, the other player is the winner.
TIP: To play with more than two people, deal the cards nearly equally (with
three players, one player will have an extra card) and take turns, moving
clockwise. When you play a pay card, the player to your left plays the
required number of cards, stopping if another pay card is played, which
the person to his left must pay for.
HEARTS
Players: 3 or 4
Object: Have the lowest score by
not taking in any hearts or the Queen
of Spades.
SET UP: Use a pencil and paper to
keep score. If there are only three players,
remove the two of Clubs from the deck. 3-player game: Deal 17 cards
per player. 4-player game: Deal 13 cards per player. Arrange your cards
in your hand by suit and rank, with the highest card in each suit to the left,
and the lowest card to the right. Each player selects three cards that she
doesn’t want, and passes them face down to the player on her right. Pick
up the three cards passed to you from the player on your left, then re-arrange your cards as necessary.
Play: Player on the dealer’s left plays any card (except a heart), face
up, in the center. She cannot play a heart until hearts have been “broken”
— that is, when a heart is discarded by someone because she doesn’t have
any cards left in the suit that was just played. Also, the Queen of Spades
cannot be discarded in the first round. The next player must play a card
that is the same suit as the card that was just played. If she cannot, she must
either discard a heart or another card she doesn’t want. Play continues
to the left until each player has played a card. The player who played the
highest card in the suit wins that round. That player picks up the played
cards and puts them face down in a pile next to her. She starts the next
round by playing any card — including a heart, if they’ve been “broken”
— into the center. When all of the cards have been played, the round is
finished. Each player then turns over her piles (“tricks”) and counts her
hearts. Each heart is worth 1 point, and the Queen of
Spades is worth 13 points. But if you capture all 13 of the
hearts and the Queen of Spades, you win -26 (negative
26) points — this is called “Shooting the Moon.” The
game ends when someone gets 50 points, and the winner
is the player with the lowest number of points.
TIP: Aces are high.
RUMMY
Players: 2 to 6
Object: Be the first player to get
rid of all of your cards.
SET UP: 2 to 4-player game:
Deal seven cards per player. 5 or
6-player game: Deal six cards per
player. Put the rest of the deck face
down in the center. Turn over the top card and put it face up next to
the pile. Arrange your cards in your hand by suit and rank.
Play: The player on the
dealer’s left picks up the top
card from the face down pile or
the discard pile. See if you have
any combinations — three or four
cards of the same rank (such as
the Five of Hearts, Spades, and
Diamonds) or three or four cards
of the same suit, in order (such as
the Three, Four and Five of Clubs). Put any combinations face up
in front of you. Then, discard one card to the top of the discard pile, face
up. Play continues to the left, with each player picking up a card, making any combinations, and discarding. Once other players have put out
combinations, you may — on your turn — begin putting out single cards you
have that add on to anyone’s combinations. The first player to play all of his
cards is the winner.
TIPS: Aces are low (Ace, Two, Three — not Queen, King, Ace). If the draw
pile runs out, shuffle the discard pile to make a new draw pile.
SOLITAIRE
Players: 1
Object: Get all of the cards into four ordered piles, running from Aces
to Kings.
SET UP: Shuffle the cards. Deal out 28 cards into a row of seven piles,
with the first pile containing one card, the second pile two cards, the third
pile three cards, and so on. The top card of each pile should be face up; the
remainder of the cards should be face down. Put the rest of the deck in
front of you.
Play: Put any face up Aces in a row above the layout. These will begin
the four foundation piles. Turn over the cards underneath any Aces you
moved. Place any Twos you find onto the Aces of the same suit. Move
cards around on the layout to expose the face down cards underneath
them. The card you move must be the next rank down from the card you
are putting it on, and the opposite color — alternating red, black, red,
black, etc. Once you’ve made every possible move, deal three cards from
the deck in a face up pile on the table. Play the top card, if you can, onto
the layout or the foundation piles. You can then play the card underneath
it. If you can’t use the top card, deal three more cards in the same way, and
continue through the deck in this way as necessary. If you can’t make any
more moves, flip the deck over and start again. If you run out of moves,
you lose the round. But if you can get all the cards into the ordered piles,
you win.
TIPS: You can move entire card columns, or parts of columns, to get to a
card you want to play. You may also play from the bottom of a card column.
Kings can be moved to the empty area left when a whole column moves.
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