Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Number of players: With a regular deck no more than 6-8 players.
Object: Collect 4 cards of a kind and/or don't be left without a spoon at the end of a round.
Set-up: Place a spoon for every player minus one in the middle of the playing area. Deal 4 cards, face-down to each player.
Play: Dealer takes the top card and then decides on one card from his hand to give to the player on his left, face-down. All players do the same when they receive a card from the person on their right. When one of the players gets 4 cards of a the same number they are to take a spoon from the center of the table signaling to everyone else that they should hurry to take one. The person who doesn't get a spoon either earns a letter from the word "S-P-O-O-N-S", or is eliminated from the game. For each player that is removed from play, you must also remove a spoon.