One of the most fun and amazing card games of all times is the Screw your Neighbor Card game. The main goal of this game is to not have the lowest rank card in every round. In case you have such cards, you can trade it with your neighbors and thus you screw them!
If the game sounds fun and if you are into card games, this Screw your Neighbor Card game can be a great option. Scroll down to know how to play Screw your Neighbor Card game and all that you should about the game.
· Aim of Screw your Neighbor game – The objective of Screw Your Neighbor is to not have the lowest ranking card at the end of each round.
· Total Number of Players – 3+ Players
· Game Materials – One (or more) standard deck of cards, a flat surface, and a pen and paper to keep track of scores.
· Game type – Strategy card game
· Game Audience – All Ages
The setup for this game is very easy and will hardly take a minute. A standard deck of playing cards is shuffled by the dealer. The dealer then deals one card faced down to each players. The players can look at their cards.
Ace is low and King is high.
Here goes the ranking of cards in Screw neighbor game-
King (high), Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Ace (low).
How to Play Game?
Players look at their cards. If they have a king, they will flip it to reveal. This will lock their card and thus it will not be traded for. The rest of the cards are kept faced down.
The game starts with the player to the left of the dealer. That player can decide if they want to keep their card or trade with the player to their left. If the player wants to trade, he will switch with the player to his left and then the next player will switch. This goes on till the dealer’s turn.
If a player cannot trade, it is because the player to their left has a faced up King. At such times, the player with faced up king will skip his turn and the game continues with the player to the left of the player having King.
At the dealer’s turn, he can either keep or trade. If he wants to trade, he will pick up the top card from the remaining deck and put their earlier card to the side to the deck. However, if they reveal a King, they will have to keep their other card and will not trade.
· Reveal – After the players are done trading their cards, or keeping them, then all the cards are revealed. The player having the lowest ranking card is the loser. The scores are then noted down after the end of every round and later on the dealer moves to the left.
· Ties – In case of a tie, the player who is the closes to the left of the dealer loses.
Who Wins the Game?
The player who lost the least, or the player who has lowest score, wins the game. When the game will end, is decided by the players.
Screw Your Neighbor Card Game Variations:
Just like any other game, Screw your Neighbor Card game too comes with variations. The most common variations of screw your neighbor card game are –
1. Betting Game
For the betting variation of screw your neighbor, the players will put a particular number of bets at the start of the game and this will be the same for all. So if all players put 2 one-dollar bills, every time a player loses, they will have to put in one of their bets. The player with bets left with him Is the winner and wins all the money put in the pot.
2. Drinking Game
For the drinking variation of screw your neighbor game, the entire game is just the same. The only difference is that the loser has to drink rather than keeping the score.