In The Red

Introduction

A card game for 2 or more players, Invented by the Elmer Family. Fuller, more detailed PDF Instructions

In The Red is played with an international 52-card deck without jokers. More than five players may need two decks.

Dealer Selection

Each player takes a card, highest black deals for the first round. Then the person on the left of the last dealer deals for the next round etc..

Deal

5 cards face down for each player (players can look at their own cards).

Then the remaining cards are placed face down as the centre pack, and around this an extra card is drawn for each player and placed face up near to the pack. This is the beginning of the players own stack.

The player at the left of the dealer starts the first round.

Object Of Each Round

To end the round with the highest black card, or lowest red card on top of your own stack.

Ace is high.

Round

Each player has one turn, and can place any one of the cards from their hand on any one of the stacks on the table.

Card placing: Like many other games (Eights, Spoons) the card placed must either be of the same suit or the same value as the card it covers. If a player cannot satisfy this rule, they must place one card face up on the table.

Play progresses to the left until each player has placed one card.

At the end of each round, the player(s) with the highest red card or failing that, the lowest black card has (have) 'lost' the round.

The 'loser(s)' must pick up one card from the centre pack and also share any others left face up from players who could not go.

The 'loser' (or if more than one, the one on the right hand side) then starts the next round.

 

The series of rounds ends when one or more players have no more cards left in their hand.

Scoring

After each round the numeric value for each card remaining in any players hand is added to the individual player's total, where picture cards have a value of 10.

Object of the game

The game ends when one or more players reach 100 points.

Aim is to win by having the lowest score when one player reaches 100 or more.

 


 

 

Card

Value

Good

Ace

10

 

King

10

 

Queen

10

 

Jack

10

 

10

10

 

9

9

 

8

8

 

7

7

 

6

6

 

5

5

 

4

4

 

3

3

 

2

2

 

2

2

 

3

3

 

4

4

 

5

5

 

6

6

 

7

7

 

8

8

 

9

9

 

10

10

 

Jack

10

 

Queen

10

 

King

10

Bad

Ace

10


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