wikiHow to Play Jacks and Fives

Jacks and Fives is a fun and easy card game you can play anywhere. So grab a friend and a deck of cards and learn to play this game!

Steps

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    Shuffle the deck and deal 4 cards to each player, placing them in 2 rows of 2. Players may look at the bottom row of cards only.
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    Put the remaining cards in the middle. Take the top card and put it face-up next to the deck.
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    Beginning with the person to the right of the dealer, each player selects either the card showing, or the top card from the deck. The player may keep the card or discard it. If s/he keeps it, s/he must trade it for one of his other 4 cards. Discard cards are placed on top of the face-up pile.
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    Play continues around the table until one person decides they are happy with their cards and knocks.
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    All players turn over their cards and add up their points. Jacks and fives are worth 0. Queens and Kings are worth 10. Aces are worth 1. All other cards are worth face value.
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    The person with the lowest score wins.

Things You'll Need

  • Deck of cards

Article Info

Categories: Card Games