My Ship Sails

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My Ship Sails is simple enough for beginners, but is best when played at a quick pace. Once players get the hang of it, the speed of the game will naturally increase to a rapid-fire pace. Make sure you have enough space for all players to sit around a table or in a circle on the floor. As the speed picks up don't be surprised if cards start flying by.

This game is similar to other fast playing group card games like Spoons and Pig.

Object of the Game

Be the first player to collect all seven cards of the same suit.

What You'll Need

  • A standard deck of cards with the Jokers removed.
  • Four to seven players
  • A table or enough space on the floor for all players to sit in a circle facing each other

Setting Up the Game

Choose a dealer.

The dealer shuffles the cards and deals them face down until each player has seven cards.
The remaining cards are placed face down in a deck off to the side. These cards will not be used.

Playing My Ship Sails

Each player picks up their cards and organizes them buy suit. 

Each player decides which suit they want to collect based on their dealt hand.
Players can decide to change suits at anytime.

Players take a card they do not want and passes it face down to the player to their left. At the same time they take the card passed to them from the player to their right.

Players continue to pass and pickup cards trying to get a hand of all the same suit.

Winning the Game

The first player to collect all seven cards of a suit announces "My Ship Sails!" and is declared the winner.

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