How to Play Nines

This is a fun game that requires basic peace and quiet and is simple.

Steps

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    Get a stack of cards and divide them evenly amongst the players.
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    Put nine objects in the middle of the players. This area will be referred to as the pot, and these objects will later be referred to as points.
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    Decide who goes first.
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    Each player draws five cards.
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    Review your cards and sort them according to suit.
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    On your turn draw a card and play as many cards that are of the same suit as you possess.
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    The cards do the following:
    • Diamonds - When discarded, they allow you to steal as many cards as discarded from an opponent.
    • Hearts - When discarded, they allow you to pick up twice the amount of cards you discarded from your stack of cards.
    • Spades - When discarded, they allow you to steal points as many as discarded from an opponent.
    • Clovers (Clubs) - They allow you to pick up as many cards as discarded from the pot. If no points are currently in the pot choose an opponent and put the number of points that you have discarded clovers (unless you have used them to pick up from the pot) and put them back in the pot.
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    Get all the points and you win.

Tips

  • If you run out of cards in your hand, on your next turn pick up five.
  • If you run out of cards in your pile, turn your discard pile over.
  • You can only use one suit a turn.

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