Hey PCH Game Friends! Remember in the film Dirty Dancing where Patrick Swayze says the memorable line, “Nobody puts Baby in the corner”? Well we’re going to put the KING* in the corner in one of my favorite games!
*no, I’m not talking about Elvis!
As practice rounds draw near for the upcoming tournament, let’s take control of His Majesty in this puzzling card game, “Kings in the Corner!”
Your objective, should you choose to accept it, is to have zero cards in your hand! Where do they go? Well, that’s up to you! I’ll tell you how the game is played and also share some game tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way!
Here’s how the game works:
You and an opponent(s) are dealt a hand of 7 cards each. In front of you is the draw pile, plus 8 slots. The corners can only be filled with Kings. In between each corner is another slot, which can be filled by any card.
Before play begins, four cards are dealt from the center draw pile, and they are placed in their appropriate places.
As each round begins, you MUST draw a card. Looking at your hand, you can place cards on top of existing cards in play as long as they are the opposite colored suit AND are one number value lower.
In the screen above, you’ll see that there is a black 9. I can put my red 8 on top of the black 9, because it is the opposite color and one value lower.
TIP #1 – I don’t have to stop there! I can move the entire stack (both the 9 & 8) on top of the red 10, since the foundation of the stack (black 9) is the opposite color and one value lower than the red 10. That gives me an extra spot to play my additional cards in.
TIP #2 – Aces are the lowest cards, and nothing can be stacked on them. You can put them down in the empty slots if you want to block your opponent!
TIP #3 – Cards can be placed UNDER foundation piles! This is a trick that’s easy to forget, but it can only be done if one of the foundation piles is empty.
So get to playing! You can choose three levels of difficulty, and more opponents are added with each level. Try it out and see how you do! I promise you’ll love it!
PS – What are some of your favorite card games to play with friends? Tell us in the comments below!