10 to 20 minutes

Egyptian Rat Screw

2 to 5 players

Description:

Test you and your friend's reflexes by slapping on different card combinations

Instructions:

Divide the cards among everyone playing. Each player’s deck is kept face down. Players draw clockwise from the top of their deck and then place cards in a pile. When a match is found, players slap. First to slap gets to put the pile at the bottom of their deck. The first player with all the cards wins.

A match includes: doubles or two cards of the same value, sandwiches or two cards of the same value with a different card in-between, top-bottoms or the top and bottom cards have the same value, marriages or a king and a queen, 10s or two cards that add up to ten including ace and nine. If you slap on the pile and there is no match you have to burn a card to the bottom of the pile.

The only other way to get the pile is with endgames. The face cards are endgames. When a face card is playing the next player has to play the corresponding number of cards. Ace corresponds to 4 cards, King 3, Queen 2, and Jack 1. The only way to stop an endgame is to slap a match or play another face card.

Submitted by:

Fuego Games