CRIPPLE MR ONION



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

AUDIENCE: Adults


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!

SETUP

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!

GAMEPLAY

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.

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