Crazy Eights

The card game Crazy Eights is an easy to learn card game that is extremely suitable for children but is also great fun to play for older playing card enthusiasts. Crazy Eights is a well-known card game that is played by families not only in Europe but all over the world.

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The name of the card game Crazy Eights dates to the 1940s, derived from the United States military designation for discharge of mentally unstable soldiers.

The Card Game Crazy Eights

 Crazy Eight has as huge number of variations and different game rules that differ enormously per continent, per country and per region. The card game Crazy Eights, also known as Eights and Swedish Rummy has many different names in different countries such as Crates, Switch, Jack Changes, Take Two, Black Jack and Peanuckle in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In Germany it is Mau-Mau, in the Netherlands it is Pesten, and in Switzerland it is Tschausepp. Crazy Eights is also very similar to the card game UNO published by the American toy company Mattel.

How many playing cards do you use in the card game Crazy Eights?
A standard 52 deck of playing cards is used when there are 5 or fewer players. When there are more than 5 players, two decks of playing cards are shuffled together and all 104 playing cards are used. Crazy Eights is a great card game for two or more players, in which the object is to get rid of the playing cards in your hand onto a discard pile by matching the number or suit of the previous discard.

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