The 52 Card Games project is my first 52 Weeks project. I love card games, and I love learning new games and playing the games I love. For this project, I’m documenting a new card game each Friday (sorry I’ve missed the last two fridays!). In case you’ve missed any of the 23 games I’ve featured so far, check out all of the previous 52 CARD GAMES.
Our friend Amit taught us how to play this game, and it’s become an easy staple in our friend group. It’s fun but without too much work. It can get a little intense if some of the player’s hold onto their sevens, but otherwise it’s just good fun.
The dealer should deal all the cards clockwise starting to the dealer’s left. Players will not have the same number of cards unless you’re playing with four players.
Ultimately the goal is to line up all the cards from Ace to 2 in each of the four separate suits.
Play begins with whoever has the seven of hearts. That player places the seven in the middle of the table and then play will continue to that players left. Subsequent players can either start a new column for one of the other suits by playing a seven of clubs, diamonds or spades, or they can add to the seven of hearts with a the immediate higher or lower card. For example, if the first player plays the 7 of hearts, the next player can either start a new column with any other seven, or they can play the 8 of hearts or the 6 of hearts. Once the 8 of hearts has been played, a subsequent player may play the 9 of hearts, and so on and so forth.
During a player’s turn they may either play a seven of any suit or any next card in the sequence up or down in any of the suited columns. Any player who is unable to play must pass. You can not pass if you have a card that can be played.
Ending the Game
The first player who gets rid of all their cards is the winner.
You can get the rules Here.
We’re headed away today for a whirlwind trip next week. We’re making three stops: Houston for Viet’s nephew’s wedding, then on to see my family, then to New Orleans for a birthday-ganza friend trip. I’m hoping I’ll be able to post most days next week, but you’ll excuse me if I miss a day or two. This is our last trip pre-Bean, and I think I am as excited about the trip as I am about coming home and starting the nesting countdown to meet the Bean (just 10 more weeks!). As always, you can follow along with our traveling adventures on Instagram. Have a wonderful weekend!