3 New card games to play with friends and family

3 New card games to play with friends and family


Phillip Anderson, Story writer

In Norristown area high school people recently started to play a lot of card games and we thought this deserved some attention. This article will give you three new games and the rules to go and play with your friends. The first game I would like to introduce is a classic favorite:


  • Crazy eights- basically like Uno
    1. You Have the player to the left of the dealer go first.
    2. Know that if a player lays down an 8, this acts as a wild card
    3. Continue playing in a circular pattern until one of the players runs out of cards
    4. There are other variations of the game if you want to know those ways go on http://www.wikihow.com/Play-Crazy-Eights#Playing_Crazy_Eights_sub

The second game is:


  • 31- 31 is a fast and very easy card game to play with kids
  1. This game requires basic addition, as they will need to be able to count up to 31.
  2. To start, each player will receive three cards face down. Once dealt, the players will look at their cards.
  3. They will then take a turn picking up a card from the pile in the middle and discarding a card. The object of the game is to have a sum of 31 in your hand before the other players.
  4. The card face value is used for counting so 1 – 10 are worth their face value and face cards are worth 11, however Aces can be used as either 1 or 11.

The final game is:

  • Chase the Ace – Chase the Ace is played with a deck of 52 playing cards and at least 3 people, although 4 or more makes the game a lot more fun.
  1. To begin, the dealer will deal each player one card and one card only. The cards must remain face down, however the players can look at the cards. The object of the game is to not have the lowest card.
  2. Once the deal has finished, players will then look at their cards and choose whether they will pass their card to the player on their left or hold onto the card. The ranks go from 1 – A, which means if you’re holding a card with the face value of 10 or higher, you will want to hold on to it.


  1. If you’re holding a low ranked card, you would want to switch with the person to the left of you. The person to the left of the dealer starts and can either switch with the person to left of them or they can discard their card and draw a new one.


  1. If a player has an Ace, that player gets to hold on to their card regardless of what the other players want to do. In this game, you usually give the player x number of lives, since it is a very fast game to play and when someone loses all their lives, they are out