8's are wild in this classic card-shedding game for 2-8 players! Contrary to most games, in Crazy Eights, you want to have the lowest score possible.
Each round begins with the player left of the dealer and subsequent turns proceed clockwise.
On a player's turn, they must play a card of the same suit or rank as the top card of the discard pile. When they play their card, they play onto the discard pile (EXAMPLE: Player 2 is left of the dealer so they start by playing a 6 Hearts on top of the 3 Hearts that is on top of the discard pile).
If they are unable to play a card, they must draw a card from the deck until either they are able to play a card or until they have drawn three cards and still cannot play. If a player cannot play a card even after drawing three cards, they must pass (EXAMPLE: Player 3 does not have a 6 or a Hearts card in hand so they draw off the top of the deck. They draw a 9 Clubs. They draw again, a 6 Spades. Player 3 plays the 6 Spades on top of the 6 Hearts and play passes clockwise).
8's are wild and be played on top of any card. However, when an 8 is played, the player who played the 8 will state a suit and the next player must play a card in the stated suit (Player 4 plays an 8 Diamonds and declares the new suit to be Clubs. Player 1 now must play a card belong to the Clubs suit).
When a player plays the last card in their hand, the round ends and the other players get points for the remaining cards in their hands.
Aces are worth 1, 2-10 are worth face value (except 8's), K/Q/J are worth 10 and 8's are worth 50.
Points are bad! In Crazy Eights, you want to have the lowest score possible.
When a player's score reaches 100+ points at the end of a round, the player with the lowest score wins!
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