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How To Play Egyptian Rat Screw

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This video tutorial will teach you how to play the card game Egyptian Rat Screw. Find more at

This video will start by teaching you the general concepts of Egyptian
Rat Screw, and is followed by the more detailed features of the game. This tutorial is perfect for beginning players and experienced players that need a refresher.

After watching, you will know the basics on how to play the card game Egyptian Rat Screw. All that is left to do is grab some friends and start playing!

This Egyptian Rat Screw tutorial will cover the following topics:

– The deal

– The objective

– The game play

– Winning

– Rules review

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80 Comments

  1. I recently learned this, and the game got really violent

  2. okay whenever i try to explain games to someone i stink at it but this was explained so well thank you i just subbed 👍🏻

  3. i wanna like the video, but its at 666 likes and i dont wanna be the one to destroy something so beautiful

  4. Ratscrew had an abnormally large playerbase when I was in highschool, like… near Yugioh levels.

  5. Anyone else here because the game was mentioned in Orange is the New Black and had to find out how to play?

  6. Use to play this school. So many fights because everyone had different rules, or would change rules mid game because they want someone out.

  7. This game is dangerous when played against girls with nails, there was blood, my blood,🤣.

  8. This is my favorite card game. 10 rule is better also.

  9. I was taught that a 2 is the same as a queen in that you have 2 chances to get a face card and I think it makes it more fun. Anyone else play it this way?

  10. Too complicated, I'll stick with my uno reverse cards in UNO

  11. What if someone successfully slaps the deck but it was supposed to be the other person for the taking? That’s how fights are made in this game.

  12. I remember when this game was extremely popular about 8-10 years ago. Now almost everyone I know doesn't know how to play it. That's really weird. Great explaining vid btw, it helped a lot.

  13. When I used to play, we would use the bottom card rule, and I had this one friend who would always cheat by finding 2 cards then slipping one under the deck and then playing the matching one when he wished. When we slapped with the real bottom card, he would say it's the wrong card, and we'd check and he'd be right. It took us years to catch him lol.

  14. At my high school we called this game Egyptian Speed.

  15. This is the best card game to play on a long train ride across country,

  16. I didn’t know about the bottom card, sequence of 4, and marriage combos. I learned this from my kids when I was a leader at summer pals and we were competitive as hell lol.

  17. A ten year old from New Jersey taught me this when I was a counselor at a summer camp

  18. Went to camp over summer, some kid brought a deck of cards, luckily our counselor knew about this game, called it Egyptian war, once he got everyone in our group hooked, that was the only game we played with those cards. It became extremely competitive at the end of the week, and our counselor learned all the tricks, even to the point of memorizing everyone’s decks playing. Took that game home and showed my brothers.

  19. My friends added a new rule, you can slap the middle pile of you have any combination of 10 (ace + 9), (2 + 10), (3 + 7), (4 + 6), (5 + 5), etc…

  20. I once decided to memorise all the cards to win the game. I recently learned of the memory palace trick so I used that. I won but I had never used my brain so much before so I never played this game ever again.

  21. i thought this game was called egyptian rattlesnake? good explanation 🙂

  22. I am an Egyptian myself and I know nothing about this

  23. Dude, you slapped 69. that's not a mistake. that's a good slap.

  24. Used to play this game all the time in high school 20 years ago and I was recently reminded of it. Glad to find your tutorial!

    Now that I'm reminded of the rules, I realize that if it wasn't for the slapping element, the outcome of this game would be automatically determined as soon as the cards were dealt.

  25. This is one of my favorite games, I can get pretty slap happy.

  26. wait there are so many rules to this game that I didn't know. We've been playing this game in my family for years but we play that you can only slap doubles and sandwiches. I didn't now about all the other ones

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  29. Lets say I put a face card, then the next person saves themself in the chance with another face card, do I put down 1 card or the number of chances the face card gives?

  30. I recently got a 6 suit deck with 23 ranks. I wonder how this will go.

  31. OMG I REMEMBER THISSSS. but we called it something different. I can't remember what we called it but we ended up playing with like 2 cards each cause there was so many of us

  32. Dude I learn this once and now I just want to experience the screaming again

  33. Learned this game at camp. It was weird since no matter where I went if I mentioned this game someone would always know it also. I generally played with 2 non standard rules. First was the run mentioned in the video but we played runs of 3 were a slap. Second was an interesting rule called Jack-2, 6-9. Basically if Jack and 2 or a 6 and 9 were played after each other in either order (but not a sandwich) the pile was slappable. Both rules were to make the game a little fairer. 6-9 was a thing since it might be hard to tell whether the card was 6 or 9 during a fast game. with people at all different orientations. Jack-2 was to weaken Jacks. Due to having only 1 chance with them Jacks can be very hard to take away from a player so this rule increased the chance that they could be taken.

  34. As an Egyptian I don't play it like this 🤦

  35. so can you make up your own combinations in this game?

  36. I’m thinking that people who called it something other than Egyptian Rat Screw had whoever taught it to them try to make the name ‘nicer’ and not crude.
    My husband did that with our kids and a game called Screw Your Neighbor. He tells them it’s Help Your Neighbor. Lol

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