Here’s how to play Crazy 8s It’s a great game for kids learning how to play cards for the first time. The object of the game is to be the first person to get rid of all your cards. Here’s how to play: Here’s how to play. First remove the jokers… You don’t need them for this game. Then shuffle the deck. Next, deal five cards to each player, or seven cards if you have only two players. Place the rest of the deck in the center turn over the top card The player to the left of the dealer goes first they have to either play a card, or draw one from the stockpile To play a card, it must either match suit of the card on the top of the discard pile. or match the number. For example, if it’s a three of diamonds you have to play any three or any diamond. Then it’s the next player’s turn. If it is a seven of clubs, you can play any 7 or any club. If you don’t have a card that can be played, then you must draw one from the pile. Then it’s the next player’s turn. This game is called Crazy Eights, and 8s are wild and crazy The player who plays an 8 must state the suit which must be played next For example, if you play an 8, you could say “hearts” and the next player must play a heart. If he is unable to play a heart he must draw from the pile. “Hearts!” The first player to get rid of all their cards wins. Here’s a tip: Since 8s are wild and can be played at any time on any card, Save them for when you really need them. Here’s another tip keep your cards close to you so that
other players do not see what you have. There are a lot of variations for this game But we have found it easiest when you are teaching new players to stick with this basic version. Have fun!