Game 1: Pig

Game 1: Pig
54-Card Deck
Game 1: Pig
For 3 or more players
This is a really easy game to play, and both adults and
children will find it very humorous! It is best to play in
rounds, since the game plays very quickly. Decide before
you begin how many rounds you will play.
Object of the game: The object is to be the first player
to make a group of 4 of a kind, or not to be the last player
to notice when someone else has done so.
Before you begin: The number of cards you use is
determined by the number of players. Four cards represent
any one rack for each player in the game. So, if 4 players
were playing, you would use a 16-card deck consisting of
4 aces, 4 kings, 4 queens and 4 jacks. If you are playing
with 5 players, add the 4 ten’s. When playing with 6
players, add the 4 nine’s, etc.
Choose a dealer who shuffles and deals out 4 cards to
each player.
Playing the game: All players look at their hands.
Each player passes one card to the left and picks up the
card passed by the player on his/her right. This passing
continues as quickly as possible so that players have
a hard time keeping up. As soon as a player collects 4
matching cards, such as 4 jacks, he/she stops passing
and puts a finger to his/her nose. The other players must
immediately stop passing, and they, too, must put their
fingers to their noses.
Winning the game: In this game, there is not one
winner. However, there is only one loser. The loser is the
last person to put his/her finger on his/her nose! It’s time to
play the next round!
Game 2: Rolling Stone
For 4, 5 or 6 players
Before you begin: For a 4-player game, remove all
cards from the 2’s through the 6’s, jokers also. For 5 players, the 4’s, 5’s, 6’s, and jokers are removed. For 6 players,
the 2's and jokers are removed.
When the deck is ready for play, choose a dealer who
shuffles and deals 8 cards to each player.
Playing the game: The player to the dealer’s left starts
the game by leading any card from his/her hand. This card
is placed on the table, face up. The next player must follow
suit, if possible. A player who cannot follow suit must pick
up all the cards played so far (all the cards that are face
up on the table) and add them to his/her hand. That player
then leads any card to start a new round.
If everyone follows suit, the player who played the highest
card collects the trick, and places it in a discard pile. These
cards do not count as part of anyone’s hand. The only advantage to “winning the trick” is that you can lead the suit
of your choice next.
Winning the game: Whoever gets rid of all his/her
cards first is the winner.
Game 3: Egyptian Rat
For 2 or more players
Before you begin: Remove the 2 jokers and shuffle
the deck thoroughly (all players can take turns shuffling to
be sure it is totally randomized). Then divide the deck into
approximately equal piles, one for each player. Each player
grabs a pile. Whoever gets the last pile is the dealer.
Playing the game: All players place their piles facedown in front of them. The player to the dealer's left turns
over the top card of his/her pile and places it on the table
where everyone can reach it. If the card played is a number
card (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10) the next player clockwise turns
over his/her top card and places it next to the previously
played card (overlap the cards a bit) and play continues
around the table, with each player turning over the top
card in their pile, until a face card (ace, king, queen, jack) is
played. When a face card is placed on the discard pile, the
next player MUST play a face card. He/she has a limited
number of chances to play this face card.
For an ace, there are four chances, three for a king, 2 for a
queen and 1 for a jack.
The player now turns over cards, until either he/she has
turned over a face card within the above mentioned number
of plays, or he/she has turned over all the above mentioned
cards and is not successful in playing a face card.
• If the player is able to play a face card, then the next
player must also follow the above rules to place another
face card.
• If the player fails to play a face card, the previous player
(the one who played the face card) picks up the entire
pile and places it on the bottom of his/her stack and play
begins again, with this player turning over the top card of
his/her hand.
• If, during play, you run out of cards, you are not out of the
game, for you can still take part in slapping!
Slapping: During the game players can slap the discard
pile of cards in an attempt to win the pile.
This can be done when:
•The two top-most cards form a pair
•The 4 top-most cards form a four-in-a-row sequence
If you are the first player to successfully slap the discard
pile in either of these 2 above cases, you get to add the
entire pile to the bottom of your deck.
You can also slap the discard pile of cards when the three
top-most cards form a triple. This means that no one
slapped a double when it showed. In this case, when you
slap a triple you automatically win the game!
Winning the game: Assuming no one slaps a triple
during play, the winner is the player who has all the cards
at the end of the game.
Game 4: Tossing Cards in a Hat
For 2 or more players
This simple but popular card game requires physical skill
– something not often associated with playing cards! If you
don’t have a hat, use a bowl or a wastebasket.
Object of the game: To get the most cards inside the
Before you begin: Deal the cards evenly among the
players. If there are any left-over cards, set them aside.
Playing the game: The hat should be placed with the
brim up, either on the floor or on a low table. Players sit or
stand equidistant away from the hat. Each player takes a
turn flipping a card toward the hat, trying to get it to land
One point is scored for each successful flip. If you are
using a brimmed hat, then you are awarded 1 point if a
card lands on the brim of the hat. However, if another
player knocks the card in while flipping another, that player
gets 2 points!
Winning the game: When all players have flipped all
their cards, the player who gets the most in wins.
Game 5: Thirty-One
For 2 or more players
This game is traditionally played with pennies, but peanuts,
(or toothpicks or jellybeans) can be used instead.
Object of the game: The player who has the most
peanuts wins!
Before you begin: Remove the 2 jokers and choose
a dealer who shuffles and deals 3 cards to each player.
The deck is then placed on the table facedown to form a
draw pile. Each player must start with 5 peanuts. At the
beginning of each hand, each player puts one peanut in the
middle of the table (the “pot”) The top card of the draw pile
is turned face-up to form a discard pile.
Playing the game: The player to the dealer’s left begins
and turn passes clockwise around the table. A normal
turn is:
1. drawing the top card either from the draw pile or the
discard pile;
2. then, discarding one card on top of the discard pile. At
the end of each turn, you should have 3 cards in your hand.
The object is to have a hand that is worth more points than
you think other players' hands are worth. The value of the
cards you hold is figured by adding up the value of any one
suit. Therefore, you try to get three cards of the same suit
as you play. Cards are counted at face value (a 2 is worth 2
points, 3 worth 3, etc), Jacks, Queens and Kings are worth
10, and an Ace is worth 11. The maximum hand value is
31, consisting of the ace and two ten-point cards in the
same suit.
Two cards of one suit in your hand may be worth more
than another player’s 3-carded suit hand, so you should be
aware of the points in your hand as you play.
If you choose to take the top card from the discard pile, you
are not allowed to discard it. You must keep this cad and
discard another. However, you are allowed to discard the
card you took off the draw pile if you choose.
Knocking: If at the start of your turn, you think that
your hand will have a value that is higher than any your
opponents can achieve with one more turn, you can knock
on the table instead of taking your turn drawing a card.
Knocking ends your turn. You must keep the hand you had
when you knocked. All other players get one more turn
to draw and discard, hoping to increase the value of their
When the turn reaches the player who has knocked, then
all players reveal the cards in their hands.
The person with the highest card value wins the pot.
Declaring 31: If after drawing and discarding, or with
the cards you were originally dealt, your hand equals the
value of 31, you can show your hand immediately and claim
victory! You immediately win the pot and another round is
• When you run out of your 5 peanuts, you are out of the
game. Play continues for those players who still have
Winning the game: The game continues until only one
player has not been eliminated. This player is the winner
and gets all the peanuts!
Made in China
Item# P55035
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