Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Card Game: Egyptian Rat Fink

Number of Players: 2 or more

Object: Win everyone else's cards

Deal: Deal cards one at a time to each player face down in a pile.


  1. Player to left of dealer goes first.
  2. Hold deck face down and flip top card into middle of table.
  3. Other players follow clockwise.
  4. If a high card (11, 12, 13, or 14; Jack, Queen, King, or Ace) is played the next player has 1, 2, 3, or 4 tries (respectively) to flip over an 11-14 or Jack-Ace; if they fail the person who initially played the high card adds the cards in the middle to the bottom of their stack (face down), and leads the next round.
  5. Play continues until one player has collected all the cards.
Variation: You can add a rule that any time a certain number (e.g., 2) is flipped into the middle of the table, the first person to slap the pile wins the cards and starts the next round. If you want to play forever you can also allow people who are out to "slap in" at these times.


markymark said...

I love this game! I know it as Egyptian Rat Screw, but the same thing. Personally, I like "sandwiches" where card A is followed by card B and then again by card A, then you slap the deck and win the cards.

Anonymous said...

I remember the game was called Rat F#ck... That was back in the mid 70s we use to play everyday during lunch and free period we had, and we all loved it!!!