How to play Crazy Eights
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The object of the game is to have the fewest points and the object of each round is to be the first player to get rid of all the cards in your hand. Be aware that there are many variations and house rules to this game, so you should agree on them before starting.
Shuffle a standard 52 card deck of playing cards and each player picks one card. The player with the lowest card becomes the dealer. King is high and ace is low. The dealer shuffles the deck and deals 5 cards 1 at a time to each player. Players look at their own cards but keep them hidden from their opponents. The dealer places the deck facedown to form a draw deck and discards the top card to start the discard pile. If the flipped card is an 8, the 8 is to the deck and a new card is flipped.
The player to the left of the dealer goes first, then play proceeds clockwise. On your turn you must play a single card onto the discard pile that matches either the rank or suit of the top card. The only exception to this is an 8. 8’s are wild and can be played on anything. When you play an eight, pick a suit. The next card played must either match the picked suit or be another 8.
If you are unable to play, then you must draw cards from the draw deck until you can play or once you have drawn 5 cards, whichever comes. Once a player gets rid of all of their cards, the round is over and points are tallied. Player’s receive points based on the cards remaining in their hand. 8s are worth 50 points. Face cards are worth 10 points. Numbered cards are worth their face value, and aces are worth 1.
Gather up all the cards and the role of dealer rotates clockwise by one. Once 1 player has 100 points or more, the game ends and the player with the fewest points wins.
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Thank you! Now I can play this with my dad!
Thank you, this really helps!!
Wait. Isn't that UNO?
Jose: 92 Bruno:38 gabby: 100~. Results for our first time of the game
how do you play this with 2 people?
Looking for a new game for family nite. This is a classic, but I’ve never played it. It’s so much like UNO. The boys’ll love it! Thanks
I play the game where it goes like this:
Each player starts with 8 cards.
8’s are wild cards and it can be played at anytime and the player who played it picks a suit for the next player to play.
3’s skip the next player.
5’s skip the next player.
2’s make the next player draw 2 cards and skip their turn unless they have another 2 card. A player draws the number of cards players played in a row. For example, let’s say I played a 2, and the next player plays another 2. The next player after him doesn’t have a 2, so he has to draw 4 cards. 2 cards for each 2 played. Then his turn skips.
Ace of Spades makes the next person draw 5 cards and skip their turn. They must draw no matter what.
If a player has 1 card in their hand, they must say “Crazy Eights!”. If not, they draw 2 cards as a penalty if caught.
Whoever gets rid of their hand first wins!
This reminds me of Uno…
Me and my family where bored and where willing to pay anything EXEPT UNO and this was the first game I randomly cane across
Why does this guy look like he shouldn't be around pre schools
We like to play it with Ace counts as 20 in the end. And you have to pick up cards until you can play, no matter how many you need to draw. I once had to pick up 12 haha.
It never occurred to me that UNO is a fancy variation of this game. Likewise, Skip-Bo is another way of playing a game normally played with 2 decks of cards, entitled Spite & Malice.
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So it's uno?
This seems like uno
lol, for fun me and my brother would play another way (and I'm sure its not an obscure rule) but after we finished the game we would continue on with a next round, in this case if you finished round 8, you move onto 7, then 6, then 5, and on until you reach ace. this game is actually longer this way but we had fun playing like this. it was like a race to the ace round
so its basically uno but more complicated
Wait u said @1:20 that,
"When u play an 8, pick a Suit…"
Like for example I got 8's, I have to say "Diamond or Heart", and then the other person must proceed using a DIAMOND or HEART only?..
That's basically it right?..
I don't have to throw away a Suit & then the other guys proceed after me. Is that reasonable enough, can someone clarify.
I play the game like this:
When you play an eight, you can choose the suit to whatever you want. And you can play it WHENEVER you want!
When you play a queen of spades, the other person has to pick up 5 cards.
You can do pairings!
The jack is a “miss a turn” card
And ace is called an “Ace’s unload”, where say if you played the ace of hearts, you can play every heart you have on top of that. It goes for any suit though
Whoever gets rid of their cards first wins, of course!
Thank you! I haven't played in YEARS, I completely forgot the rules😂😂
This game feels like Uno Lite
Soo this is basicaly Uno but with a normal deck
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Beautiful game and enjoyed how u explained the rules thanks
🤯 the version I played growing up in Zimbabwe in Africa was nothing like this 😂😂
2 – next player picks 2 cards
Joker – next player picked 5
A – blocks 2 and Joker
Jack – reverses play
King – play again
7 – next player misses a turn .
When we were feeling a bit ‘crazy’ we would add the 2s and jokers from another deck 😂😂.Now that was Crazy 8s!
Uno Creator: take notes
Its kinda like uno.
NOT HOW YOU PLAY CRAZY EIGHT!!!!!!!!!
Crazy eights is basically what inspired uno. So it is the playing cards version of uno.
I thought this term was something math related. Lmaooo I was wrong
Sounds similar to UNO.
its almost like uno
So glorified uno
So basically it's the ancestor of UNO
2s are draw 2, aces are draw 4, 8s are wild, Queens are reverse, Jack's are skips, deal 8 cards usually per player, pick up card if lack suit and allowed to put down, Jokers are left out of play. Way we played growing up
We have a game like this in The Netherlands. It's called 'pesten' (bullying). But usually we work with 7 cards and there's more rules to the game. And we don't count the cards that are left, we just play untill someone has played all of their cards.
You can place an 8 down whenever you want.
Jack means the next player misses a turn.
Why is 8 the special rank? Why not ace or king? Why no joker?
Literally Uno cool now I don't have to buy it
When I play with friends or family we make 2’s and 3’s pick up 2 and 3. 9’s reverse’s and ace’s skip’s
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This was helpful and easy to understand. Also very quick! Just what I was looking for. Thank you
Like UNO but 8's are WILD
What about joker
Ah, yes. The lore of UNO. Interesting that this was where it started.