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Jack Off Game | Tips & Tricks to Win the Game

Jack off, also known as One-eyed Jack, Jack Foolery, and Sequence, is a card game that is played with 2 to 4 players. The 4 players game is generally played in partnerships of two teams. The game requires players to be the first team to complete a row of 5 chips. This can be done by playing cards from the hand to match the board.

Jack off game goal – The aim of Jack Off is to be the first player or team to complete a certain number of rows of 5 chips so as to win.

Total number of players- 2 to 4 players

Game materials – Two traditional 52-card decks, poker chips, a Jack Off board (described below in setup), and a flat surface.

Game Type- Card Game

Game Audience- 10 and above 

How to Setup 

The Jack off game setup requires a few things. For a game with 4 players or 2 players, 50 chips each of 2 different colors are required. For a Jack off game with 3 players, 40 chips all of 3 colors are required. Every player or team will get their own color of chips for using in the game.

The first thing to do is make the board. In Jack off card game, all the 52 cards along with Jokers, scissors, glue and something sturdy to glue pieces on. Bothe the jacks are removed from the game to have a deck of 50 cards.

From all the cards, 2 square pieces are cut. So, in all, you get 100 square pieces in the end. Using these 100 pieces, you will have to make the board. The players keep the jokers at the 4 corners on the board. The rest of the pieces can be put in any way the board maker wants to provided that they are making it even and in grid.

After the board making is done, the dealing process can be started. Players are to choose the dealer randomly. The dealer then shuffles the cards and deals all the players a number of cards that is suitable for the number of players playing. This means, if there are 2 players, the players are dealt 7 cards each. In case there are 3 players, they are dealt 6 cards each. For a game with 4 players 5 cards are dealt to all the players. The rest of the cards are placed faced down at the center to draw a deck.

How to Play 

The game is started by the player sitting to the left of the dealer. It moves clockwise. When their turn comes, the players are required to play a card from their hand and put one of their chips on the spot on the board that is in correspondence to it.

The goal of the game is to reach 5 in a row. A player finishes their turn by drawing the top card from the draw pile and then passing. In case a player plays a jack, they are to follow certain rules.

·        When a red jack is played, it acts as a wild card and can place a chip in any open space on the board.

·        When a black jack is played, the player can have the opponent remove any chip from the board that they want to.

The End

Jack off game ends when a team or a player complete the rows of 5 chips without any interruption. The rows are straight lines that can be diagonal, vertical or horizontal on the game board.

In a game with 2 and 4 players, 2 rows of 5 chips are required to win jack off game. And here, the rows of the players can intersect each other in a space or they can have 2 complete lines of 5 chips. For a game of 3 players, just one row of 5 chips is needed to win Jack off game.

The first team or player who manages to complete their required rows will win Jack off game.