How to play Crazy Eights -

How to play Crazy Eights

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Learn the rules to the playing card game Crazy Eights quickly and concisely – This video has no distractions, just the rules. While there are many variations to Crazy Eights, this video covers the original base rules.

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The object of the game is to have the fewest points and the object of each round is to be the first player to get rid of all the cards in your hand. Be aware that there are many variations and house rules to this game, so you should agree on them before starting.

Shuffle a standard 52 card deck of playing cards and each player picks one card. The player with the lowest card becomes the dealer. King is high and ace is low. The dealer shuffles the deck and deals 5 cards 1 at a time to each player. Players look at their own cards but keep them hidden from their opponents. The dealer places the deck facedown to form a draw deck and discards the top card to start the discard pile. If the flipped card is an 8, the 8 is to the deck and a new card is flipped.

The player to the left of the dealer goes first, then play proceeds clockwise. On your turn you must play a single card onto the discard pile that matches either the rank or suit of the top card. The only exception to this is an 8. 8’s are wild and can be played on anything. When you play an eight, pick a suit. The next card played must either match the picked suit or be another 8.

If you are unable to play, then you must draw cards from the draw deck until you can play or once you have drawn 5 cards, whichever comes. Once a player gets rid of all of their cards, the round is over and points are tallied. Player’s receive points based on the cards remaining in their hand. 8s are worth 50 points. Face cards are worth 10 points. Numbered cards are worth their face value, and aces are worth 1.

Gather up all the cards and the role of dealer rotates clockwise by one. Once 1 player has 100 points or more, the game ends and the player with the fewest points wins.


  1. Wait u said @1:20 that,"When u play an 8, pick a Suit…"..Like for example I got 8's, I have to say "Diamond or Heart", and then the other guy must proceed using a DIAMOND or HEART only?.. That's basically it right?.. I don't have to throw away a Suit & then the other guys proceed after me. Is that reasonable enough, can someone clarify.

  2. so its basically uno but more complicated

  3. lol, for fun me and my brother would play another way (and I'm sure its not an obscure rule) but after we finished the game we would continue on with a next round, in this case if you finished round 8, you move onto 7, then 6, then 5, and on until you reach ace. this game is actually longer this way but we had fun playing like this. it was like a race to the ace round

  4. It never occurred to me that UNO is a fancy variation of this game. Likewise, Skip-Bo is another way of playing a game normally played with 2 decks of cards, entitled Spite & Malice.

  5. Guy I'm a programmer. And you speak my code. Thank you for the awesome content. +Sub

  6. We like to play it with Ace counts as 20 in the end. And you have to pick up cards until you can play, no matter how many you need to draw. I once had to pick up 12 haha.

  7. Why does this guy look like he shouldn't be around pre schools

  8. Me and my family where bored and where willing to pay anything EXEPT UNO and this was the first game I randomly cane across

  9. I play the game where it goes like this:

    Each player starts with 8 cards.

    8’s are wild cards and it can be played at anytime and the player who played it picks a suit for the next player to play.

    3’s skip the next player.

    5’s skip the next player.

    2’s make the next player draw 2 cards and skip their turn unless they have another 2 card. A player draws the number of cards players played in a row. For example, let’s say I played a 2, and the next player plays another 2. The next player after him doesn’t have a 2, so he has to draw 4 cards. 2 cards for each 2 played. Then his turn skips.

    Ace of Spades makes the next person draw 5 cards and skip their turn. They must draw no matter what.

    If a player has 1 card in their hand, they must say “Crazy Eights!”. If not, they draw 2 cards as a penalty if caught.

    Whoever gets rid of their hand first wins!

  10. Looking for a new game for family nite. This is a classic, but I’ve never played it. It’s so much like UNO. The boys’ll love it! Thanks

  11. Jose: 92 Bruno:38 gabby: 100~. Results for our first time of the game

  12. Everyone who is watching this yes everyone. We all know this a playing card version of uno. We all know. But still a good vid.

  13. Welcome to Uno+Many other card games

    I spent all of my pocket money on Uno cards instead of the regular cards Life is a lie.

  14. That's sounds like Uno but with fewer steps.

  15. 'Crazy Eights' rules: exist
    'Uno' creators: Is for me? 👉👈

  16. crazy 8s if player puts down 2 i draw two cards but if i cant play is my turn done or do i still pick up my one card like always

  17. Thank you king!! Simple and to the point tutorial. Very king like behaviour

  18. I need your help bro. My relationship is in turmoil PLEASE READ MAN. So my girl and I were playing crazy eights. I won a game by dropping 2 8's. They are the same card. She says she called last card but thats a different argument. So for this lets just say she did. My hands were off the cards, the win was mine and they were a pair of 8's. She has a round where she plays a jack with a 10 as her last cards. She played them together, but they were two different cards. I called last card before her hands even left the two cards, cause she was trying to skip the seperate plays. My argument is she needs to pick up 2 and I dont. Can you help me find some peace? Thanks

  19. Me, an African who's been playing crazy 8 with a whole lot of different rules: 👁👄👁

  20. What’s this guys name, I love him? Someone tell me his @ please xx

  21. thanks, man it was understandable and clear. Now I'm looking forward to play

  22. 1:25 I don't get why he put a 2 heart on an 8 diamond. Is that allowed?

  23. in romania this game is similar to macao or macaoa

  24. Thanks; clear and concise which I really appreciate. Played for years; then haven't played for. years. I needed the refresher.

  25. I thought that:
    And King's are power cards

  26. Oh, yeah, house rules – so many of them that you think people aren't playing the same game…

  27. How do you play the jokers? No mention of this.

  28. Accoding to google:
    When you play a two next player draws 2 cards
    When you play a jack the play goes counter-clockwise
    When you play a joker the next player draws 4 cards and the one who played joker picks a suit
    When you play a queen or king the next player's turn is skipped

  29. how many cards should each person get????

  30. Thanks a lot 😁 also nice cards what edition is it ?

  31. 🍕 Nooby Fashion 2.0 🌭#SaveThePlanet says:

    Thank you! Now I can play this with my dad!

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