Crazy 8s


I used to play this all the time with my brother and other neighborhood kids.  Especially in the summer.  It’s an oldie, but a goodie.  I will endeavor to teach the kids to play this tomorrow.

Introduction and Alternative Names

Crazy Eights is a game for two or more players, in which the object is to get rid of the cards in your hand onto a discard pile by matching the number or suit of the previous discard.

There is a huge number of variations of this game, and many alternative names. It is sometimes called CratesSwitchSwedish RummyLast One or Rockaway. In Germany it is Mau-Mau; in Switzerland it is Tschausepp; in the Netherlands it is Pesten. Some British players call it Black Jack, which is unfortunate as it can lead to confusion with the well-known American banking card gameBlackjack.

More here: http://www.pagat.com/eights/crazy8s.html

And here is a cool youtube tutorial