My Ship Sails!

My Ship Sails!

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The object of the game is to be the first player to collect seven cards of a single suit.

What You'll Need:

  • A Deck of Cards (or multiple decks for a large group of guests)

At the Party:
  1. Have the players sit in a circle on the floor or around a table.
  2. Shuffle the cards.
  3. Deal each player a card, face down, going around the circle 7 times. (Each player should have 7 cards when you're done.)
  4. The remaining cards should be set aside.
  5. Tell the players to organize their cards by suit, and to each choose which suit they want to keep without telling anybody.
  6. Each player then discards one unwanted card, placing it face down next to the player on their left.
  7. Once everyone has done this, all players should pick up the card given to them by the person on their right.
  8. Players then choose a new card to get rid of and pass it to the person on their left.
  9. Play continues this way until one player collects seven cards of one suit.
  10. When a player gets all seven cards, he or she shouts, "My Ship Sails!"

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