Monday, March 29, 2010

I Love Spoons!

Thanks to a close friend I was introduced to a new fun, cheap, and easy game to play: spoons! I never really did the camp thing as a kid, but apparently it was/is a popular camp game. All you need is a regular deck of playing cards, and some spoons.
The object of the game is to collect four cards of one kind and not to be the person left without a spoon. To begin, place the spoons (one fewer than the # of players) in the center of the table within reach of all players. Each player is dealt four cards. The dealer keeps the deck. Then as quickly as you can, the dealer picks a card from the deck, discards one card from his hand, sliding it facedown to the player to his left. That player takes it, then picks one card from his hand and passes it to his left.

Each player in turn does the same rather quickly. Each person should have four cards in his hand at all times. The player to the right of the dealer places discarded cards in a pile to his left to be used by the dealer when the original deck is used up. Play continues until one player has four of a kind, at which time he takes a spoon from the pile. He may steal the spoon, continuing to pass cards until someone else notices. Or he may grab his spoon, creating a mad rush for spoons at the table.

The player left without a spoon has lost the round. If you like to keep score, that player is given an S. As players spell S-P-O-O-N-S, they are out. The player left at the end is the winner. And if you want to make it even more amusing, you can make it into a drinking game, where you have to take a shot each time you're the one without the spoon. And I highly suggest no jewelry, and no glasses on the playing surface.

Have Fun! :-)

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