Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Day 17 - Rules to a Card Game

Spoons
This is a family card game and I have fond memories of playing it. Not with my family but at university. 

All you need is a pack of cards. Plus one spoon for each player - minus one. So if there are 8 of you playing you'll need 7 spoons.
It's best for large groups - anything from 4 to 13 people.
The goal of the game is to collect four cards of the same rank and pick up a spoon.
For each player in the game, you need four cards of the same rank from the deck. For example with 5 players you can use just the Aces, 2s, 3s, 4s and 5s. Take out all the other cards.
Shuffle these cards and deal them to the players. Each player will now have four cards.
Put the spoons in the middle of the table so that every player can reach them.
Players simultaneously choose one card from their hands, pass that card to the opponent on their left, and pick up the card they've received from the opponent on their right.
Each player can never have more than four cards in his hand, so it's illegal for a player to pick up a new card before passing one to the left.

When a player collects four of a kind, he or she must as subtly as possible take a spoon and place it in front of themselves. The moment they do this then everybody else must grab a spoon. The person without a spoon is out.

Play then continues until there are two people left. They are the co-winners.

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