Card Games > Kings Corners
|Players:||2 - 4|
Pagat.com (external link)|
Wikipedia (external link)
|Add To My Favorites|
Kings in the Corner is a multi-player solitaire-style card game using one deck of traditional playing cards with between two and four players participating.
Each player is dealt seven cards from the top of the deck. A game play "board" is then set up on the playing surface. Four cards are laid down, face up, in a plus pattern, with the remainder of the deck face down in the middle. In this fashion there should be a card north, south, east and west of the deck with empty spaces in the "corners".
The player who takes the first turn is determined by each player drawing a random card from the deck; the player with the highest draw takes the first turn.
Each turn begins by the player drawing a card from the top of the deck. Players then attempt to discard from their hand by playing their cards in descending numerical order AND in alternating colors (suits are irrelevant) using the cards on the "board" as a starting point. Players can continue playing as many cards from their hand as are eligible for play in this fashion.
If at any time a player has a King in their hand they should (during their turn) place it in one of the empty corners (thus the origin of the game's name.) These corner stacks now become active in game play and cards can be played on them during turns in the same fashion as the normal game board. [Wikipedia]