Thanksgiving is coming. I have a game for you.

There is a game my family plays called Garbage. I have played it as long as I can remember. It is a great game for the holidays. A lot of people and many different age ranges can play it. That game always makes me remember my family and the laughter we have while playing it. I recently told someone about the game and decided to write the instructions down. My gift to you is to pass along the rules for this game. Maybe you will make some beautiful memories with your family too. Happy Thanksgiving.

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Rules for the game Garbage

Great game for ages 8 and up. (younger children can play with assistance)

The more people the merrier. I like at least 6.

Supplies Needed:

2 decks of cards. No Jokers.

Lots of pennies. 25 for each player plus many more to loan out.

The game is played in rounds.

Face cards are worth 10. Ace is worth 1.

To Start:

*Each player needs 25 pennies.

*A Banker will be needed to loan out pennies 25 at a time when a player is going broke.

To BEGIN:

*All players (dealer included) put 1 penny in the middle. (the pot)

Round 1: Red or Black

Dealer asks each person, in turn, starting to the left.

“Red or Black”

The player guesses the color of the card they are about to be dealt. (Before they can see the card)

If the player guesses correctly, the DEALER gives the PLAYER 1 penny.

However, if the player guesses wrong, the PLAYER gives the DEALER 1 penny.

This continues around until every player has 1 card with the card being laid face up on the table in front of the player.

The dealer gives himself a card.

 

Round 2: Odd or Even

Dealer asks each person, in turn, starting to the left.

“Odd or Even”

The player is guessing that when the card about to be dealt is added to the card they already have, will the sum be odd or even. For example: King + 2 would be 12 and therefore even. Or, a 3 + 4 would be 7 and therefore odd.

If the player guesses correctly, the DEALER gives the PLAYER 1 penny.

However, if the player guesses wrong, the PLAYER gives the DEALER 1 penny.

This continues around until every player has 2 cards with the cards being laid face up on the table in front of the player.

The dealer gives himself a card.

Round 3: Poker

The dealer then deals around 3 times so that each player has a total of 5 cards face up on the table in front of them. The dealer includes himself in the deal.

At this point everyone (including the dealer) looks at their cards and whoever has the best poker hand wins all the money that was put in the “pot” before the first round.

If there is a tie, the pennies are divided up evenly with any odd pennies remaining in the pot.

Round 4: Bingo

At this time the dealer will turn over cards from the deck. As he calls out the card number (suit does not matter here), every player (including the dealer) will put a penny on the card called out.

If a player has more than one of the same card, a penny goes on each card. For example, if the player has 2 aces, each ace gets a penny.

If a card is called more than once another penny is added to the card. It is possible for each card to have many pennies.

Whoever gets at least 1 penny on each of their 5 cards FIRST calls BINGO and wins.

The winner gets ALL the pennies from EVERYONES cards.

If there is a tie, the money is split between the winners. Odd pennies stay in the pot.

Round 5: Put and Take

At this time the dealer is done with their cards and places them in the discard pile.

The dealer turns over the top card from the deck and says:

(name of card) ex. “KING PUT 1 penny in the middle.”

Anyone who has a KING must put 1 penny in the middle of the table. If a player has more than 1 of a card they must put 1 penny in for EACH card. For example if a player has 2 KINGS they must put in 2 pennies. If a card is called more than once, the KING card is called 2 times in row, each player who has a KING must still put in the correct amount of pennies each time.

The round continues with the dealer saying:

(name of card) ex. “3 PUT 2 pennies in the middle.”

This continues through “5 pennies in the middle”

The dealer then takes the top card from the deck and says

(name of card) “JACK TAKE 1 penny from the middle”

Each player who has a JACK will take 1 penny from the middle. If the player has more than 1 JACK, they will take 1 penny for each JACK they have.

The dealer then continues:

(name of card) “8 TAKE 2 pennies from the middle.”

The round continues until through “5 pennies from the middle.”

If there are not enough pennies for the players to take from the middle the DEALER must supply the needed pennies.

However, if there are left over pennies in the middle the dealer can keep them.

Round 6: Count Down

At this point all the player are done with their cards and may put them in the discard pile.

The dealer takes the top card of the deck and turns it over as he is counting from 1 to 10. If the number the dealer is saying matches the number on the card that is turned over the dealer can collect that amount of pennies from EACH player.

For example:

The dealer says 1                             card is a 10

The dealer says 2                             card is a 7

The dealer says 3                             card is a Jack

The dealer says 4                             card it a 2

The dealer says 5                             card is a 5!! (if it didn’t match they would keep going to 10 or until a number matched.)

The dealer can then stop and collect 5 pennies from each player.

If the dealer chooses they can continue on to 10 in hopes of getting a higher number. However, if no other number matches, they may not go back and collect the first amount.

End of first set of rounds.

The play now continues by the next player to the left becoming the dealer and starting at round one.

Game ends when each player has had a chance to be the dealer or everyone is too tired to play anymore!

The winner is the person with the most amount of pennies (after any loans from the bank have been paid back)

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6 Responses to Thanksgiving is coming. I have a game for you.

  1. The Brother says:

    Awesome!! I love this game! Very glad you posted it… Now make it a Wiki post =)

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  2. ladybelle says:

    Sounds like a great game–my family loves to play cards.

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  3. Thank you! We are big game players while at my side of the family (not so much at my husband’s) I’ll have to bookmark this and try it out. Thanks again!

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