The Basics of Games


The 13 card game may seem a bit confusing at first, but it is actually a lot of fun. In fact, it is often played in multiple games during one session.

The longest to win

A few key factors make it a fun family or group activity. These include the card counts, the rules, and the competitive nature of the game. Usually, the winning team is the one that can take the longest to win the title of “loser”. To prevent a stalemate, it’s a good idea to choose the order in which you play.

Just keep doing

It’s also a good idea to think ahead and choose the direction in which you play your turns. This will help cut down on arguments about which player gets the turn next. Of course, if you can’t decide on a direction, just keep doing what you’re doing.

When it comes to the game’s main gizmo, the most important thing to know is that the smallest number in the deck is 13. While this is not true for all cards, the rule of thumb is that the biggest card is the one that has the highest suit value. For example, the spades suit is the largest, followed by hearts and diamonds.


Several of the card’s other perks are worthy of mention as well. Firstly, the card may be placed into the middle as a single card, a pair, or a triple. Also, each player is given the chance to re-deal four of the 2 cards.


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