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Mastering the card game 2500!

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Introduction:
The objective of this intructable is to teach you an exciting and interesting card game called 2500.  This game is similar to other card games such as rummy, Phase 10, and hands and feet.  It is suitable for any age that knows basic card game skills and terminology.  For example of age ranges, I have had an 8 year old cousin to a 97 year old great grandma who play.  Although it may take a couple of times of playing to understand and learn the game, it can be a great way to interact with friends and family.  Plus, if you run into any questions you can always come back to this page and look at what to do next.  I hope you enjoy this instructable and have a fun time learning 2500!

Objective:
The ultimate goal of the game is to reach 2500 points the quickest.  The goal of each hand (round) is to accumulate as many points as possible.  This can be accomplished by laying down three cards of one kind or two cards of one kind and a wild.  For example, a player would need three aces or two aces and a wild to lay down.  Having three wilds does not count as a condition to lay down.

 
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Step 1: What you will need:

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1. People who are going to play the game with you
2. Two decks of cards (for 2-6 players, if you have more than that I would suggest adding another deck)
3. Paper to keep score on
4. Writing utensil (pen, pencil, or marker)
 Optional: A calculator if you do not like to calculate scores in your head. 

Step 2: To start off...

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Remove all jokers and deuces (twos) from the two decks.  These cards are not used to play the game.
maresturn2 years ago
In playing the game of 2500, we were told that you could take cards from the discard pile as long as you had two naturals in your hand to make a set. Is this true? They also said that you can go back as far in the discard pile as you needed to to retrieve the card you wanted as long as you took all other cards before and including the card you need. We were also told that you could take your card from either the deck or the discard pile.and, If taking the top card from the discard pile would you still need to have a natural of two in your hand? We're confused. Can anyone clarify?
cswenson-13 years ago
is there anywhere online that you can play this game i love playing this game and i wish i could play it online when i have no one to play with