Seven Up

Contributed by Adam (

Game for 2 to 4 players.

Each round starts with a dealer. This dealer deals each player seven cards in a row then puts the remaning cards in a face down pile in center of players. Then players take cards from the pile and flip them to get an ace to seven of any suit. Then they put them in order (Ace is one, seven is seven) the first player to flip up all cards wins.

Q1: If cards are only flipped from the central pile, what happens to the seven cards that were originally dealt to each player?
A1: The seven cards each player gets are face down. You have to get a number to replace that card. Example: I get a 3 from the Main Pile. I count 3 cards from the left and replace the face down card that is there.After I replace that card, I flip it and see if I can use it. If not I put it in a discard pile.

Q2: Does each player just flip one card in their turn, or do you keep flipping cards until you get a card ace to seven?
A2: Yes each player takes one turn and one turn only.

Q3: What do you do with other cards (8, 9, etc) that you flip?
A3: As I said Earlier (in question 1) you put those cards in a discard pile beside the main deck. This is also where you put card you already have. Also, say you flip a 7 and already have a seven. You discard it. The other player doesn't have a seven. He may pick that up and use it for himself.

Q4: What happens (for example) if you flip more threes when you already have a three?
A4: I do believe the answer may be found in the answer above.

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