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About American 8:

Goal of the game:

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  • 8

The American 8 is played with cards. The goal is like Uno to get rid of all his cards. Many different variants and rules exist. Here is the rule we practice.

This game requires at least 2 players. The maximum number of players is 8. A second deck of 52 cards is used if the number of players is more than 5.

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At starting:

  • each player will receive 8 cards,
  • the sense of the game is clockwise.
  • the starting player to play is chosen at random

To play, this is easy: The player can cover the card of the draw either by a card of the same suit, the same value or play a special card. In case the player can not play, he must draw a card from the deck. If it is playable, he can put it, otherwise, he passes his turn by keeping the card in his game.

Your turn
When this is your turn to play, the game leaves you 10 seconds to choose a card (5 seconds if impossible to play). To choose a card, simply click on it (1). Otherwise, once the time is up, the game will play the first possible solution for you. For the 8 card, you must choose the suit you want before playing your 8. (2).

The first player to get rid of all his cards, wins. The winner will earn:

  • the amount of the tickets, minus 3%
  • 1% of the current pot
  • 4 games (weekly counter)
  • If 8 players played, a percentage of the landmine pot (landmines lost during ChickenIsland games)

Special cards:

  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
The 8 can be put at any time, except when ace is asked. You can then ask for a suit (spades,hearts,clubs,diamonds).
  • A
  • A
  • A
  • A
The ace (A) allows attacks.
The next player will have to deposit an ace. Each ace (A) posed constitutes a series. If the player can not play, he will have to draw (+2 X series) cards and pass his turn. Once a player has had to draw, the attack is completed, the card is played normally.
  • J
  • J
  • J
  • J
The jack (J) allows to change the sens of the game. If only 2 players, this card has no effect.
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
The 10 allows you to replay.
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
The 7 allows you to pass the next player's turn. If only 2 players, this card is like a 10.

The counting of points:

The counting of points is used during competions. But here, the counting of points is only to calculate the average number of points of a player, for the top of the players. At the end of the game, for the cards remaining in the hands of each player, the points are counted as follows:
  • 8: 32 points
  • A: 20 points
  • K: 10 points
  • Q: 10 points
  • J: 10 points
  • Other: the ordinal value of the card (ie 7=7points, etc)
Fewer points, the better.
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