OBJECT OF STEALING BUNDLES: The object of Stealing Bundles is to have the most cards by the end of the game.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 4 players

MATERIALS: A standard deck of 52 cards, and a flat surface.

TYPE OF GAME: Accumulating Card Game



Stealing Bundles is an accumulation card game for 2 to 4 players. The goal of the game is to collect the most cards by the end of the game.

Players will need to race to match cards from the center, steal cards from other players, and collect as many as they can for themselves before the deck runs out.


The dealer is chosen at random. The dealer shuffles the deck and deals each player a hand of 4 cards and 4 cards face up in the center of the table.

Card Ranking

The cards don’t really have a ranking order, but ranking does matter in the sense that you will need to match the rank of a card to capture it.


The game starts with the player to the left of the dealer. On the first player’s turn, they may either capture a card from the center layout by matching the card’s rank or they can place one of their cards from hand to the center.

After the first p[layer’s turn and moving forwards players will now have the options to place a card to the center layout, match an capture a card from the center, or steal another player’s bundle by matching the top card of their capture pile.

When a player runs out of cards in hand the dealer will deal them an additional 4 cards. If the layout is ever empty the dealer will also deal out an additional 4 face-up cards to the center of the table.


The game ends once the deck is depleted. The player who has captured the most cards at the end of the game wins.

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