Crazy 8s Children's Game

How To Play Crazy 8s

Crazy 8s Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 4
Play Time
10 MIN
Experience classic fun for everyone with Crazy 8s - a fast-paced card game that requires quick thinking and fast action. With whimsical animal illustrations on the deck, this game is even more fun! It serves as a great introduction to card games for kids, where they can learn about numbers, pairs, counting, how to hold cards, how to deal them, and take turns. Simple card games like Crazy 8s offer a lot of benefits, including improving concentration, vocabulary, training visual memory, aiding in learning to classify and differentiate objects, and most importantly, they're fun!

Crazy 8s is a game for all ages, with simple instructions that even children can play on their own. The deck is sturdy and easy to open, perfect for little hands. Frequent play of Crazy 8s can be highly beneficial for children, offering opportunities for social skill development, numerous cognitive benefits, and emotional well-being. By playing Crazy 8s, children can develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and enhance their creativity. Additionally, it can help children build self-esteem and confidence as they learn to make decisions and take risks in a fun and supportive environment. Learn how to play Crazy 8s by reading the simple game rules below.
The game Crazy 8s should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • 48 Cards
  • Official Crazy 8s Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
In this game, the objective is to score the fewest points possible. Once a player accumulates 100 points or more, the player with the lowest score emerges as the winner.
How to Win
Perparation: To begin the game, distribute five cards to each player, facing them downwards. Place the remaining cards in the middle of the group. Take the top card from the deck and flip it over, placing it next to the pile. In the event that the first card happens to be an 8, the card is inserted somewhere into the middle of the pile, and a fresh card is drawn and revealed as the new starter card.

Game Play: The objective of the game is to discard all the cards that players have been dealt. They can achieve this by placing their cards on top of the card that has been revealed in the center. This move is permissible only when the card that they intend to discard matches the suit or number of the card in the center.

During gameplay, 8s are wild and can be used as a substitute for any other card. When a player uses an 8, they must state the suit it will represent for the next player's turn. If a player is unable to discard any cards, they must draw cards from the pile until they can make a valid move or until they have reached the maximum limit of five cards.

When a player has successfully discarded all their cards, the round comes to an end, and points are calculated. The remaining cards in the hands of the players are valued as follows:

  • Cards numbered 2 through 9 (excluding 8s) are valued at their face value.
  • Aces are valued at 1 point.
  • Cards 10 through King are valued at 10 points.
  • 8s are valued at 50 points.

After adding up the points, the player with the lowest score wins the game. The game continues until a player accumulates 100 or more points, at which point the player with the lowest score is declared the winner.

Please keep in mind that the official Crazy 8s rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Crazy 8s. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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