Requirements for play

1 deck of cards
4 players


Instructions for play

1. Divide the players into teams of two. Partners sit across the table from each other, and the cards are all dealt out.

2. You score a point every time you lay the card of the same value as the person before you laid.

a) To make things more interesting, there are "safe cards": Eights and Jacks. You cannot lay a safe card on another safe card (i.e. no 8 on 8, J on J, 8 on J, J on 8).

3. The team that wins the point choses a player from the losing team to "knock". The other losing team player must drink until the other "knocks" for them.

4. After each point, record the point on a scoring tally. After all the cards have been laid, that's the end of a period (out of 3, as in hockey). The person to the left of the previous dealer becomes the new dealer.

5. Scoring:
a) Subtract the losing team's points from the winning team's points for each period. That will be the winning team's points for that period. (eg. Team A: 7pts, Team B: 5pts --- 7-5 = Team A: 2pts, Team B: 0pts)
b) Do the same for subsequent periods, and add the resultant scores for each period together for the winner.


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