Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights

Card game which plays with a regular deck of cards, with play going much like UNO. The idea is to get rid of all your cards FIRST. Everyone gets some number of starting cards (like 5), and must play a matching card (colour/suit/value), or pick up 1 from the 'stock' pile, and either play THAT or pass.

There are many variants, according to Hoyle. Some have 8s as the wild card (any colour/value), while other use Jacks - hence the alternate names. All seem to have at least one 'pick up #' card, and one 'skip a turn' card.

Variants also include pick-up 2s, which could accumulate if more 2s were played consecutively (pick up 4, 6, or 8), and Jacks as the skip-a-turn. I've also played where it was as above, but also with 4s as skip-a-turns, Aces as pick up 1's, and queen of spades as pick up 5.

BoardGameGeek Info

Publisher
(Public Domain),(Unknown),ASS Altenburger Spielkarten,Avid Press,Cardinal,Cartamundi,Creative Child Games,E. E. Fairchild Corporation,eeBoo,F.X. Schmid,Fundex,General Mills,Global Partner,Golden,Identity Games International B.V.,KOSMOS,Noris Spiele,Playskool,Pressman Toy Corp.,Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH,Tonka Corporation,U.S. Games Systems, Inc.,Walt Disney Productions,Wendy's,Whitman
Published in
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My Rating
0.0
BGG Rating
5.05
BGG Rank
17088
Players
2-5
Ages
4+
Duration
0:20
Complexity
1.075 / 5
Eager to Play
No
Plays
6
Last Played
February 02, 2014
Time Spent
1:00

Six plays

  • February 02, 2014 x4
  • January 15, 2014
  • December 31, 2013