Crazy Eights

Eric Clyde

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In the computer version that I have, if you can't follow suit,
or switch to another suit by playing a card of the same value,
or to any other suit by playing an eight, you only pick up one card.
If the opponent plays a jack, you miss your turn,
and if he/she plays a two, you pick up two cards.

Eric

----- Original Message -----
From: "Priscilla M. Burrage" <xxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xxx>
To: "Strathspey" <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: Crazy Eights

> On Fri, 6 Jun 2003, Fiona Grant wrote:
>
> > I've never heard of the game "Crazy Eights" before, but an American
> > acquaintance described a card game to me that is
> > commonly known hereabouts as "Switch" or "Sevens" where each player is
dealt
> > 7 cards from a pack of cards and must play them out to follow suit, or
> > switch suits, or call the change of suit by playing a 7, or pick from
the
> > pack, the winner being the one to lose his cards first, depending on the
> > rules agreed at the time. Is "Crazy Eights" the American name of the
game?
> > Will it be a dance for 52 players who arrive in the set when picked,
only to
> > be discarded when following suit?
>
> I hope not. As I recall from my "Crazy Eights" days, when you could not
> follow suit or numeric value, you didn't just pick from the pack, you
> picked up the entire pile of discards. This feature would make for a
> complex dance to say the least.
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Priscilla Burrage Vermont US
> (xxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xxx)
>
>

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