How to play Speed
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The object of this 2-player card game is to be the first player to get rid of all the cards in your hand. Setup. Shuffle a standard deck of playing cards and deal 5 cards to each player forming their hands. Deal 15 cards to each player for a personal draw deck. Place 2 cards in between the players, face-down. Deal 2 face down piles of 5 cards beside the 2 cards.
To begin, both players simultaneously flip one of the face-down cards in the center face up. There are no turns, all play happens simultaneously. You must now discard the cards in your hand, one by one, using only one hand to play, to either of the 2 center piles. The card played must either be one number above or one number below the top card of pile being played to.
Ace is both a high and low card, considered one value above a King as well as one below a 2, so that the cards form a looping sequence. If you have less than 5 cards, you may draw cards from the top of your draw deck, one at a time, and you may not hold more than 5 cards in your hand at a time.
If neither player can play, then both players simultaneously flip a card from the side piles onto the top of the central piles. If these piles become depleted, the central stacks are shuffled individually and are placed face-down as new side piles from which cards can be flipped. You may not flip the side piles if you have a legal play.
The first player to play all the cards in their hand and draw pile yells “Speed”, hits the table, and wins. Play multiple rounds to determine the winner of a best of 3.