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Crazy Eights Card Game

Crazy Eights Card Game

Crazy Eights is a shedding-type card game for two to seven players. The object of the game is to be the first player to discard all of their cards. To make it even more fun, personalize your crazy eights game with Shutterfly. Shutterfly offers this classic card game to be personalized with photos of your child or family. Better yet, give this one-of-a-kind game to a friend. In an ever-increasing device-driven world, create a one-of-a-kind experience for all to enjoy for years to come!

Customize Your Crazy Eights Card Game

Simply choose the Crazy Eights card game template from the vast collection Shutterfly has to offer. Then, select the occasion and decide on the number of photos you would like in your game. Have some fun with multiple design colors to choose from to compliment your game. Choose sentimental, creative, or even goofy photos to bring energy and a personal touch to this timeless game. Add photos of your little ones so they can get involved in this fun game, too. They’ll love seeing their faces or pictures of their favorite characters on the playing cards designed by you.

Benefits of Card Games

There are plenty of benefits in playing card games with your children and family members. Games promote family time and togetherness. They also help build communication skills and can help children with special needs. Game play teaches children to follow instructions as well as helps them learn to fail. They even encourage healthy competition and help children understand how others think. While you bond with your children playing crazy eights or other fun card or board games, they’ll also learn many lessons from game play along the way. These make the best kids gifts and will last as a special keepsake your family holds onto for years to come.

How to Play Crazy Eights

At its simplest, two players each receive seven cards. The remaining cards go face down to form the stock, with the top card turned up to start a discard pile. If this card is an 8, it is “buried” in the stock, and the next card is turned up from the stock. Each player in turn, starting from the dealer’s left, plays a card face up to the discard pile. Each card played must match the topmost card in the discard pile by rank or suit. 

All 8s are wild and can be played at any time, and whoever plays one can name any suit for the next player to follow. Anyone unable or unwilling to follow the topmost card must draw cards from the top of the stock, adding them in hand until eventually one can be played to the discard pile or the stock runs out. The play ends the moment the last card from someone’s hand is played or when no one can match the last card. The player who went out collects payment from each opponent equal to the total face value of cards remaining in that opponent’s hand, counting 50 points for each 8, 10 for each face card, and other cards at their index value. Your family and friends will have a blast with their custom crazy eights card game.

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