OBJECTIVE OF CLUBBED: Be the player with the fewest collected cards at the end of the game
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 players
NUMBER OF CARDS: 52 cards
TYPE OF GAME: Hand shedding
AUDIENCE: Kids, Adults
INTRODUCTION OF CLUBBED
Clubbed is a hand shedding game for 2 players created by Dave and Kendall Cline sometime in 2017. In this game, players are trying to force their opponent to collect as many cards as possible by “clubbing” them with Club cards. This game plays similarly to Crazy Eights in that matching cards are played to the discard pile, but puts a great spin on the classic with the “take that” clubbing action. Whoever has the fewest collected cards at the end of the game wins.
THE CARDS & THE DEAL
Clubbed uses a standard 52 card deck, and each player will begin with a hand of 5 cards. The rest of the cards are placed in the center as a draw pile, and the top card is turned over to begin the discard pile.
Each turn, players will try to play a card to the discard pile. In order to do so, the player must match the suit or rank of the top card on the discard pile. For example, if the top card is a 3 of Hearts, the player must play a 3 or a Heart card. If a player has a card that matches in suit or rank, they must add it to the pile. If the card that begins the discard pile is a Club, the player who goes first may play any card they wish to the pile.
The other option a player has is to play any Club. A player can play a Club rather than match the suit or rank of the top card on the discard pile if they choose. A player is not required to play a Club if they do not want to. When a Club is played to the discard pile, the opposite player must collect the entire pile and place it face down in front of them. This is referred to as getting clubbed. The player who gets clubbed is then able to play any card they wish. If the player who just got clubbed begins the new discard pile with a Club card, that card is immediately collected by the opposite player.
If a player cannot play a matching card to the discard pile, or they do not want to play a Club, they must draw until they can play. If a player has been clubbed and only has Club cards in their hand, they may choose to draw rather than play a Club to begin the new discard pile.
Play continues until the draw pile is empty and one of the two players is unable to play a card to the discard pile. When this occurs, each player adds the cards remaining in their hand to their collection of cards. Cards remaining in the discard pile are not given to either player.
The player with the fewest cards at the end of the game is the winner.