New Card Game – How To Play Crazy

Want to learn a new card game? One that’s easy to learn to play? When I joined a local social club, the members were playing a game called “Crazy”, and now my group of friends get together most weekends to socialize and have some ‘Crazy’ fun.

Crazy is fast, fun and can be played with any number of people from 4 to 8. If you had to, you could even squeeze in 1 or 2 more.

You play it with 2 decks for 4 players, 3 decks for 5 or 6 players and 4 decks for more than 6. You also use 2 jokers per deck.

This game resembles Gin Rummy, but there are a few rules that differ.

To start the game, one of the players deals a card face up to each player. High card deals. In case of a tie, the players tied get another card until the tie is broken. The high card is the dealer, and deals 10 cards to each player.

The reason this is called ‘Crazy’, is that the cards can be dealt any way the dealer wishes…forward, backwards, any number at a time to any player, any way you want to until each player gets 10 cards. Each person counts their cards face down, and if there is a mis-deal to anyone, the dealer either takes back, or deals more cards until each player gets 10 cards.

The dealer then determines the wild card, by turning over, or cutting the cards. So, if a 5 of spades is selected, ALL fives are wild regardless of suit. Jokers are also wild. If a Joker is selected, only Jokers are wild.

The players pick up their cards and sort their hands. Runs must be a minimum of 3 cards, and must be the same suit. Sets must be a minimum of 3 cards, which must be all different suits. No sets or runs are played until the end of the hand.

The player to the left of the dealer draws off the deck. If the deck is split so it’s easier for the players at the ends of the table to reach, any player can draw a card of either stack when it’s their turn.

The player can either keep the drawn card and discard another card into the middle of the table, or can discard the drawn card. If a player discards a wild card by mistake, all the other players immediately stand up and give him/her a round of applause.

Cards cannot be picked up from the discard pile. They are now dead.

Play continues around the table. You do NOT have to wait until the player before you has drawn and discarded…you can draw a card ahead of time, so when it’s your turn to play, you will already know which card to discard. HOWEVER, don’t put the drawn card in your hand. Look at it, but leave it face down on the table in front of you. If you do put it in your hand, and a player ahead of you goes ‘Out’, you have to count all of the cards in your hand.

As soon as a player can lay down ALL 10 of his/her cards by making runs or sets, and still have a discard, the hand is over. All the other players then lay down whatever sets or runs that they have. The rest of the cards are then counted…10s and faces are worth 10, Aces are 1, and the rest are face value. Wild cards, including Jokers, are 0.

One player keeps score…players names across the top, and the scores beneath their names.

The game is to 100. When a player goes over 100, he/she can ‘Buy Back In’ at the next highest player’s score. The game ends when all the players go over 100 except one. That player is the winner.

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Blackjack Card Game

Blackjack card game is one of the most popular casino choices. Simple rules make it relatively easy to learn and understand, and makes the game fast-paced and exciting.

Adding to its popularity is the fact that a Blackjack card game is surrounded with an aura of glamour. Old movies with blackjack scenes always show dapper men and stylish ladies on the table.

However, no amount of glam or dressing up can make you win blackjack. If you’re serious about being good at it, you must remember that this card game is a game of skills. And as with all skills, the more you practice, the more you get better at it. Having the right attitude and mindset is also a big secret of many great blackjack players.

In a Blackjack card game, the rules for winning can be summed up in one sentence: Your cards have to sum up as close to 21 as possible, without exceeding 21 points. Sounds simple, but can be tricky as you have to learn the right strategy for points accumulation and reduction so as to get to the target number.

As it is a highly mathematical system, experts have been able to come up with a basic blackjack strategy game. This shows the right move to take for your first 2 cards you are dealt with.

After that however, it all depends on your skills and playing style. Don’t depend on luck, as this is not like a slots game, where winning stands mainly on chance. The key is to practice playing, until you experience the variety of combinations and the results of the game on the moves you make.

Practice Makes Perfect

Here are some tips from professional and expert Blackjack card game players, who like you, started as a novice gamer.

Location, location: One professional player says that one of the things she did aside from playing regularly was to play in different houses every month. All variations of the Blackjack card game are offered in casinos, and this player makes sure she plays in at least five different casinos per month. Playing in different environments keeps you on your toes as you’ll be exposed to various strategies of other players.

Of course, this advice is for people who are determined to play seriously. If you have limited funds or just want to sharpen your skills, you can still apply this tip by playing with a different set of friends. Another way is to play in online casinos. It is convenient way to sharpen your playing style. Membership is for free for most casino sites, so this is also a wallet-friendly solution.

Read up and Research: There are numerous blackjack card game literature available, and you can learn all the theory you need to know and then apply it into a practical setting. Another expert says he makes it a point to read at least two new casino books a month as a mode of instruction and for assessing his playing skills as well.

You can also read various blackjack articles online, all of which offer strategies and charts useful to beginner, intermediate and advanced players. Likewise, casino forums host lively and interesting discussions which you can learn a lot from.

Teach and Share: Finally, after you have accumulated information and applied it into practice, the next step for honing your knowledge is to teach. Experts and gurus say that teaching lets them be better learners, and this is also appropriate to Blackjack card game players. Find a friend who doesn’t know how to play, and educate him on the strategies and ways of the game. Join an online card playersforum, and try to offer useful pieces of advice to queries from fellow posters. Teaching is a totally selfless act, but there are perks for you, too. Teaching fosters you a sense of achievement, boosting up your confidence for the next game.

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