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How to play Crazy Eights

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Learn the rules to the playing card game Crazy Eights quickly and concisely – This video has no distractions, just the rules. While there are many variations to Crazy Eights, this video covers the original base rules.

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RULES:
The object of the game is to have the fewest points and the object of each round is to be the first player to get rid of all the cards in your hand. Be aware that there are many variations and house rules to this game, so you should agree on them before starting.

Shuffle a standard 52 card deck of playing cards and each player picks one card. The player with the lowest card becomes the dealer. King is high and ace is low. The dealer shuffles the deck and deals 5 cards 1 at a time to each player. Players look at their own cards but keep them hidden from their opponents. The dealer places the deck facedown to form a draw deck and discards the top card to start the discard pile. If the flipped card is an 8, the 8 is to the deck and a new card is flipped.

The player to the left of the dealer goes first, then play proceeds clockwise. On your turn you must play a single card onto the discard pile that matches either the rank or suit of the top card. The only exception to this is an 8. 8’s are wild and can be played on anything. When you play an eight, pick a suit. The next card played must either match the picked suit or be another 8.

If you are unable to play, then you must draw cards from the draw deck until you can play or once you have drawn 5 cards, whichever comes. Once a player gets rid of all of their cards, the round is over and points are tallied. Player’s receive points based on the cards remaining in their hand. 8s are worth 50 points. Face cards are worth 10 points. Numbered cards are worth their face value, and aces are worth 1.

Gather up all the cards and the role of dealer rotates clockwise by one. Once 1 player has 100 points or more, the game ends and the player with the fewest points wins.

112 Comments

  1. Soo this is basicaly Uno but with a normal deck

  2. Beautiful game and enjoyed how u explained the rules thanks

  3. 🤯 the version I played growing up in Zimbabwe in Africa was nothing like this 😂😂
    2 – next player picks 2 cards
    Joker – next player picked 5
    A – blocks 2 and Joker
    Jack – reverses play
    King – play again
    7 – next player misses a turn .
    When we were feeling a bit ‘crazy’ we would add the 2s and jokers from another deck 😂😂.Now that was Crazy 8s!

  4. I thought this term was something math related. Lmaooo I was wrong

  5. 2s are draw 2, aces are draw 4, 8s are wild, Queens are reverse, Jack's are skips, deal 8 cards usually per player, pick up card if lack suit and allowed to put down, Jokers are left out of play. Way we played growing up

  6. We have a game like this in The Netherlands. It's called 'pesten' (bullying). But usually we work with 7 cards and there's more rules to the game. And we don't count the cards that are left, we just play untill someone has played all of their cards.

  7. You can place an 8 down whenever you want.

  8. Jack means the next player misses a turn.

  9. Why is 8 the special rank? Why not ace or king? Why no joker?

  10. Literally Uno cool now I don't have to buy it

  11. When I play with friends or family we make 2’s and 3’s pick up 2 and 3. 9’s reverse’s and ace’s skip’s

  12. This was helpful and easy to understand. Also very quick! Just what I was looking for. Thank you

  13. Ah, yes. The lore of UNO. Interesting that this was where it started.

  14. minuman when lower card trumps higher numbered cards (ascending)
    makanan when vice versa (descending)
    got here when agnes beat reddington on a vicious game of crazy eight lol
    nyasar ke 2 video crazy eight UI design dulu
    Thanks for the vid.

  15. In Zimbabwe we have different rules

  16. We play something similar like this, BUT, there are no wild cards

  17. It's basically a fusion of Classic Rummy, and UNO.

  18. If you don't have a card to play & you draw until you get a card or until you've drawn 5 cards-then what? If you draw up to 5 cards and still don't have a play, do you just move on to the next player?

  19. What times if go thru the deck and no is out ? Do shuffle deck ?

  20. What happens if you run out of cards from the draw deck?

  21. You can decide what kind of cards you want as Wild cause there’s 4 of each rank anyway. Queen fits me better to be Wild

  22. remember to call last card to the player with the last card, if you cll that befpre they do, they puck up thwir whole hand

  23. The word randomly came to mind… so here I am.

  24. Yeah the deck contains 4 suits with 13 cards each which means 52 cards without Joker's because in some games there are two Joker's: one red and one black

  25. Heres a variation we play in Poland that adds more special cards:
    – The 2 and 3 cards make the next player draw 2 and 3 cards respectively. The player must either take the specified amount of cards and lose their turn or place a matching 2 or 3 card to make the next player take the combined amount of the 2 and/or 3 cards stacked.
    – The 4 cards make the next player lose their turn, equivalent to a skip in uno
    – The jack cards allow the player to ask an opponent for any non-special card rank (5-10) if they have one, they guve it to you, but if they dont nothing happens
    – The queen cards can be played on any card, but any card can be played on them
    – The king of spades makes the previous player draw 5 cards and the king of hearts makes the next player draw 5. They stack on each other, so if the targeted player has the other attacking king, you draw 10 cards.
    – the kings of diamonds and clubs to negate the effects of the other two kings. Otherwise they are normal cards but cannont be asked for when playing a jack
    – the ace lets you change the current suit in play, but you must play it on another ace or a matching suit, unlike the queens

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