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.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Priscilla M. Burrage" <email@example.com>
To: "Strathspey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 > (email@example.com) > >