OBJECT OF CRIPPLE MR ONION: The objective of Cripple Mr Onion is to have the highest winning group.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 7 Players
MATERIALS: 1 Caroc Deck
TYPE OF GAME: Card Game
OVERVIEW OF CRIPPLE MR ONION
Cripple Mr Onion began as a fictional card game played by characters in many movies. It became an actual card game in 1993. This game is all about strategy and combinations. Each player attempts to create the best winning combination, each higher than the last. The player with the best winning combination wins the game!
To begin setup, players are dealt ten cards. Each player, after examining their cards, may discard four of them and draw four new cards. Five more cards are then dealt facing up to each player. The dealer’s are left facing down. The game is ready to begin!
The first player will begin by grouping their cards into a winning group. The next player must then attempt to group their cards into a winning group. If the next player is able to do so, the first player must attempt to combat it with a higher winning combination.
This continues left around the table until one player has the highest combination, allowing them to win the hand.
Winning Groups in Ascending Order
Bagel: 2 cards equaling 20
Two- Card Onion: 2 cards equaling 21
Broken Flush: 3 cards totaling 16-21 with one being a different suit
Three- Card Onion: 3 cards equaling 21
Flush: set of 3 cards totaling 16-21 all the same suit
Four- Card Onion: 4 cards equaling 21
Broken Royal: combination 678
Five-Card Onion: 5 cards equaling 21
Royal: combination 777
Six- Card Onion: 6 cards equaling 21
Wild Royal: Combination 888 eights are wild
Seven- Card Onion: 7 cards equaling 21
Double Onion: 2 Picture Cards, 2 Aces
Triple Onion: 3 Picture Cards, 3 Aces
Lesser Onion: 4 Picture Cards, 4 Aces
Great Onion: 5 Picture Cards, 5 Aces
END OF GAME
The game comes to an end when no players are able to play a better winning combination. The player with the best winning combination is the winner.