crazy eights

crazy eights

noun (used with a singular verb)
a card game played by two or more persons with a 52-card deck, the object of which is to be the first to get rid of one's hand by successively playing a card of the same suit or denomination as that played by the preceding player, with an eight counting for any desired suit.
Also called eights.


Origin:
1955–60

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crazy eights

popular children's card game. The basic idea is to be the first to play all one's cards to a communal discard pile. This game has a huge number of variations and many alternative names

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