Card Game: Old Maid (Scabby Queen)

A game of chance and cunning, Old Maid is a great game for three or more players.

The Rules

How to play Old Maid

Step 1

Remove three Queen cards from the deck and shuffle the rest.

Step 2

Deal the deck equally between all players.

Step 3

Each player removes any doubles, leaving only single cards in their hand.

Step 4

The first player picks one card from their right hand neighbour with the card back facing them.

If they make any doubles in their hand they must discard them.

Each player goes in turns picking a card from their right hand neighbour and discarding any doubles they make.

Step 5

Players stop playing when they have no cards left in their hand.

The player holding the queen at the end loses.

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