What You Need:
- Deck of cards
- Scratch paper, one sheet per player
- Pencils, one per player
What You Do:
- Have one player shuffle the deck and place 10 cards face down, in a circle on the center of the table.
- Announce the point system to the players. For the purposes of this game jacks= 11, queens= 12, kings= 13, and Aces= 1. Players have the option of choosing either one or two cards.
- Ask one player at a time to choose either one or two cards from the center circle of cards. Why wouldn't you take two? Well...if a player draws a 7 or a jack he must subtract 7 or 11, respectively, from his score.
- Players should write down their scores, either the amount (positive or negative) of one card, or the sum or difference of the two cards on scratch paper.
- The player in the group who chooses the last card has to add 25 points to his score.
- Deal another 10 cards and keep the game going for another 10 rounds.
- Whoever has the lowest score wins!
Variation: Multiply the numbers and the player with the highest score is the winner.