Card games have existed in various forms for over a millennium, first appearing in the Far East. Slowly spreading west as trading routes began to open, the French solidified in the 1400s the 52-card deck and the four suits that we use today.
While different cultures and nations use different sets of cards, that system is the most widely used around the world. For centuries now, friends, families, and strangers have convened around bar tops, campfires, and dining room tables to play friendly and perhaps not-so-friendly games of cards. There are few things better than pulling a deck out cards out and starting a game.
I remember playing cards with bored customs officials in an airport in Guatemala; nothing beats informing an official he is a ‘Shithead’. The game is super easy, and the best thing is that you can create your own rules to make it more engaging.
Decks: One deck is required for 4 people
Cards to use: All cards can be used including both Jokers
Aim: Not to be the last person holding or playing their cards
High Card: The Ace / Low Card: The Two
Power Cards in Rank: Special cards and superpowers
The following cards can be played on any card
The following cards but must be played sequentially.
Those who know the game will have their own rules. Below are the rules that we play at Downton.