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Rags and Riches

Contributed by Seth Garrison

2 player game
Card Deck:
Standard 52 card deck (no jokers)
The Deal:
The deck is shuffled. Then a 10 card hand is dealt to each player. The remaining cards are placed in the middle of the table and used as a draw pile.
The Play:
The player opposite the dealer begins by drawing two cards; decides which cards to keep, then discards any two cards face down next to the draw pile. The next player does the same, and the play continues until one of the players wins. When the draw pile is gone, the discard pile is shuffled and used as the new draw pile.
Collect 6 Rags and 4 Riches. The first player to do so, wins. Rags are defined as card ranks 2 through 10. Riches are defined as Jack, Queen, King and Ace. All the Rags must all be in one suit, and all the Riches must be in one suit, which can br the same suit as the Rags or a different suit.
Example: 6 Rags in hearts, and 4 Riches in spades. The Rags don't have to be consecutive: they can be any 6 of the 9 available Rags, for example 2, 3, 7, 5, 9, 4. All 4 Riches of the Riches suit must be obtained - J,Q,K,A of spades in this exmple.
Remember that the suits of the Rags and of the Riches don't have to match each other.
The game may come to a point where the deck has been gone through many times and both players agree that they no longer wish to continue play. In this case, the players may agree on a draw, and the game ends.
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Last updated: 28th December 2010