Hollywood Eights

OBJECTIVE OF HOLLYWOOD EIGHTS: The first player to earn 100 points win.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2-5 players

NUMBER OF CARDS: Standard 52 card deck

RANK OF CARDS:  A (high), K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2

TYPE OF GAME: Shedding

AUDIENCE: Kids and Teens


The dealer may be chosen at random. The cards are dealt in a clockwise direction, one card at a time, starting with the player to the left of the dealer. Each player is dealt 5 cards. The remainder of the pack is placed face-down in the middle of the table, this will be the stockpile. The dealer flips the top card of the stock over, this is the starter card. If the card is an 8 then buried within the stock and the next card is flipped.


Starting with the player to the left of the dealer, each player must put a car on the starter card pile. Cards played, besides eights, must match the card on top of the starter pile, either in its suit or rank.

For example, if the Queen of Diamonds is the starter card then you may play either a Queen or a Diamond card on top.

If you are unable to play a card draw from the stockpile until you find a playable card, or until the stockpile has been exhausted. If after the stockpile has been emptied and you are still unable to play you must pass. You can also draw from the stock even if you have a playable card in hand.

Eights are wild cards. They may be played on top of any card during your turn. However, if you play an 8, you must specify what suit you are playing it as so that the next player can play the specific suit or another eight.


The first player to reach 100 points wins the game.

Eight: 20 points each

Ace: 15 points each

Face cards: 10 points each

Lower cards: Face value

Create a score sheet for three games. The first hand won is scored in Game 1. The second hand in Game 2 and Game 1, and the third or subsequent hands are scored in Game 3.

Nakoa Davis

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