How to Play the Funniest Card Game Ever!
How can you play a really fun card game and have everyone laughing?
This game can be called "Salute the King"; however, if anyone can think of a better name, I'm open to ideas. It's ideal for 3-8 players of any age, but the group can be larger. Kids and adults alike will enjoy it—guaranteed! It makes a great game to play with friends and family, especially during the holidays!
How to Play the Game
You will need a deck of cards, and if you are a group over 8, I suggest two decks of cards. Decks can even be missing cards because the only ones that really matter are the ace, king, queen, and jack. You could also probably use a tissue box next to you because you will be laughing so hard.
- Deal all the cards face down. It is better if everyone has the same amount of cards, but it is not mandatory. You can designate one person to be the dealer and that person will be in charge of giving back the cards from the middle of the table to the losing player in each round.
- The object of the game is to get rid of all your cards. The first person to do that is declared the winner.
- The game can continue on, though, until you get fed up with playing; have run out of Kleenex; or your stomach begins to hurt from all the laughing!
What Do the Cards Mean?
Every player must now, one by one, turn over the top card on their pile without looking at it first and place it in the middle of the table. As soon as the first person reveals an ace, king, queen, or jack, here is what EVERYONE in the group must do:
- Ace: Stand up
- King: Salute
- Queen: Put hand over heart and bow (remaining seated)
- Jack: Start clapping
Word of advice: You really can create your own gestures, however, these are the ones that we used.
So, the cards are being turned over one by one and landing in a pile in the middle of the table, and then, as soon as someone reveals a king, everyone must salute. The last person to salute loses this round and gets all the cards from the pile. The game continues, cards are being placed in the middle of the table.
Oh, an ace! Everyone must stand up! The last person to stand up once again gets the cards from the pile. The game continues and, oops! A jack—everyone must start clapping, and finally, when the queen shows up, everyone puts their hand over their heart and bows. Well, you get the idea, right?
It is important to not stop play every time someone receives the cards from the pile, as it slows down the game. As soon as the loser gets the pile of cards that are in the middle, the game must continue without any pause.
The funny thing about this game is that because it is fast-paced, people tend to forget which gestures they are supposed to do and just follow what others are doing (which is sometimes incorrect) or do the wrong gesture at the wrong time.
Have fun playing!
Be Original—Create New Gestures
You can create your own gestures, depending on your audience. Here are some suggestions:
1: Flap arms and make noise like a chicken.
2: Make monkey gestures and sounds.
3: Do the "YMCA" jig.
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