Jack Change card game rules
A family favourite card game
card game was taught to me by a family friend who we met through our
Devon Rex cats. Her name was Lady Sinclair. I am never sure if this was
her own made up game, a hybrid of another game. All I know is my family
have now played it for years. It is such a good card game as it is very
simple and quick, although some games can run through a whole pack.
To loose all cards
7 cards each
Ace - change current suit, block a 2
Jack - same as ace
Two - make next player pickup 2 cards
Eight - block a Two (only in a suit matching the Two)
pack is placed in a pile face down with one card facing up next to it
(not a control card). This card determines the suit to be played in. If
the card is for example a five of hearts the player can play a five of
any suit or a heart. Also if the player cannot take a turn they must
pickup one card from the pack or put down a Jack or Ace to change to
If a two is put down the other player must
pickup 2 cards from the pack and miss a turn. However the 2 may be
blocked by: putting down another 2 (this makes the other player pickup
four... and on in trun to 8 if they have enough cards) putting down an
Ace or Jack, or playing a 8 in the same suit as the played 2. Eights can
otherwise be played as normal cards.
On holding one
final card a player must knock on the table. If they fail to do this
when the next player has played they must pickup a card from the pack.
The winner is the player to loose all their cards first.
John McLoad tells be that is is similar to:
Black jack, or Switch, a British version of Crazy Eights
John McLeod's CARD GAMES web site
Another favouite card game: sh**head