Crazy Eights first known in the 1930s and was called Eights. In the 1940s the name became Crazy Eights after the military designation for the discharge of mentally unstable soldiers, Section 8. Crazy Eights is a card shedding game where one card is usually played at a time. There are many variations of the game, and Crazy Eights is also known as Craits, Last One, Mau-Mau, Pesten, Rockaway, Swedish Rummy, Switch, Last Card, Screw Your Neighbour, Püskiyon and Tschausepp. Bartok, Mao, Quango, Zar, and Taki are more extreme variations.
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Crazy Eights is a card shedding game for 4 players. The object of the game is to score the least points. The winner of each hand is the first player to play all of their cards.
At the beginning of the game, the dealer is randomly selected and during the game, the deal continues around the table clockwise.
Crazy Eights uses a standard 52 card deck and five cards are randomly dealt to each player (a different amounts of cards may be dealt for a different number of players). The remaining cards are placed face down on the table to form the draw from pile (DFP). The top card of the DFP is placed, face up, right next to the draw from pile, to start the discard pile (DP).
The player to the immediate left of the dealer always plays first and the play proceeds clockwise until it is changed by the game:
Modified on 4/26/2017 from Wikipedia