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Crazy Eights

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54 cards help reinforce colors & reading readiness skills. Charming full-color illustrations help to engage children & a special, teacher/parent card explains the benefits of card games in teaching social skills. First player to discard all the cards wins!

Number of players 2-4

Goal: to discard all cards 

Set-up: In a two-player game, the teacher deals each player seven cards. With three or four players, each player is dealt five cards. The remaining cards are placed face down in the center of the table to form a draw pile. The top card is turned face up to start the discard pile.

Game play:

The player to the left of the dealer goes first and adds to the discard pile by playing one card that matches the top card on the discard pile either by suit or by rank (i.e. 6, jack, ace, etc.). (Teacher can encourage students to say “Ace of Hearts, Four of Spades, Three of Clubs”, etc., as they put their cards down.)

A player who cannot match the top card on the discard pile by suit, number or animal picture must draw cards until he can play one. When the draw pile is empty, a player who cannot add to the discard pile passes his turn.

All eights are wild and can be played on any card during a player's turn. When a player discards an eight, he chooses which suit is now in play and says so, for example, “Ten of Diamonds”. The next player must play either a card of that suit or another eight.


The first player to discard all of his cards wins.

Level: Elem. School - Adult
Product Size: 13.5 x 8.5 cm


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