Thursday, July 24, 2008

Joe's Card Game

First person to adapt this into a drinking game wins a prize.

Take a normal deck of cards for two to four players. Take turns
picking cards and try to place in front of you a run of cards from 1 -
10.
1. On a given turn, you can only put down a card if it is one of the
three lowest you still need. So, on your first turn, you would only
be able to keep an ace, 2, or 3.
2. Cards you can't use are put in a discard pile.
3. If you pick a jack, you keep it, and on subsequent turns you may
keep a card if it is one of the FOUR lowest you need.
4. If you pick a queen, you may remove an opponent's jack.
5. If you pick a king, you may remove one of an opponent's cards.
6. Queens and kings cannot be saved, but must be used immediately.
7. After going through the deck, shuffle the discard pile and continue.
8. Winner is the first to complete a run of 1 - 10.

8 comments:

Ellie said...

My suggestion: have a small child play with the deck of cards in the vicinity of a supply of stickers - preferably My Little Pony, but whatever you have will do. Then use this deck to play the game, drinking once for each sticker on every card you draw.

Sarah said...

You win a prize. I am also offering another prize to anyone who can make this a drinking game without getting Child Protection Services involved.

Rob C said...

C'mon, this is easy. You too soon forget the simple power of drinking at all when doing ANYTHING you need your brain for...

1. On a given turn, you drink. You can only put down a card if it is one of the three lowest you still need. So, on your first turn, you drink. You would only
be able to keep an ace, 2, or 3.
2. Cards you can't use are put in a discard pile.
3. If you pick a jack, you drink. You keep it, and on subsequent turns you may keep a card if it is one of the FOUR lowest you need.
4. If you pick a queen, you drink. You may remove an opponent's jack.
5. If you pick a king, you drink. You may remove one of an opponent's cards.
6. Queens and kings cannot be saved, but must be used immediately.
7. After going through the deck, shuffle the discard pile and everybody finishes their cup. Continue.
8. Winner is the first to drink the Jack.

Sarah said...

You, Rob C, win a prize. And maybe a trip to detox.

Joe said...

If Rob could have met the young Milton Bradley, the world would be a happier (and more oblivious) place.

Rob C said...

I'm playing this game tonight. And as Liz is in Vegas, I will be playing by myself. And(!) I'm drinking from the vase. I'll probably have to take an 'oblivious' day tomorrow, though. Win some, lose some. Even when you're playing against yourself.

Sarah said...

We played it last night. I won the first round and Rob's reaction was "I hate this." But really, that's less about the card game and more about his approach to losing.

Colleen Snell said...

Wait, I'm confused. I will go back to my drink.