After a delicious pork chop lunch with mashed potatoes, gravy, fresh corn, green salad with apples, guacamole with chips, and cake for dessert, the table was cleared and the cards were brought out. I am not a card player so I had a coach who would tell me what cards I should keep and what I should throw out. This being my first time I was pleasantly surprised to win the pot and a few commented that it was beginners luck. I agreed because I really did not have a clue as to what I was doing. This is what I learned:
The game is played with two decks of cards.
The game begins with three cards being dealt making the #3 a wild card.
As each hand is dealt all the way to the King, whatever is being dealt is a wild card.
If six cards are given to each player, then the #6 would be wild.
There are other wild cards but as I write this blog I don't recall which ones are wild.
The game goes all the way to thirteen cards (Kings) being passed out
and I found out how that many cards are difficult to hold in your hand!
Object of the game is to get three cards of the same number or
cards in a row of the same suite.
When someone has those combinations and has one card to discard
they put their cards down while the players go around one more time.
If you are left with cards in your hand, those cards are added up.
The winner is the one with the smallest number.
One person keeps score and the one with the lowest score wins.