Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights description.

Cards played – 52 cards, no Jokers

Scoring – First player to eliminate all cards in their hand wins.

How to Play Crazy Eights, 2 or more players

  1. Shuffle cards.
  2. Deal 5 cards to each player (7 if 2-player game).
  3. Place remaining cards in draw pile in middle.
  4. Dealer turns over top card on draw pile and starts the discard pile.
  5. Player to the left of dealer begins the game looking at their hand and playing card(s) of same suit or kind as card showing on the discard pile.
  6. If player has no cards to play, they may select cards from the draw pile until they have a card to play.
  7. Eights are wild and can be played on top of any card.  Player who discards an eight card must call the suit to be played.
  8. When a player is down to one card in their hand, they must call “Last Card”. If player fails to call announce last card, they must select 2 penalty cards from the draw pile.
  9. Winner is first player to have played all their cards.
  10. If the draw pile runs out, all discarded cards except for the last played card are shuffled to make a new draw pile. Continue play until there is a winner.
  11. If the first card drawn off the top of the draw pile by the dealer is an eight, dealer may look at their hand and call the suit.