Introduction: How to Play Speed (card Game)

speed is a card game were each player tries to get rid of his or her cards. It is a very fast game wich you can play in a matter of minutes. It is played with a 52 card deck and no jokers.

Step 1: Dealing

The image shows all. The best way is to deal the center cards first all 12 of them and then deal 20 to yourself and hand the rest over to the other person. It is so much easier because you only have to count the 20 cards one time(it comes out evenly). I would add image notes but it won't work for this image.(if i get help I will update it.)

Step 2: Gameplay

Each player flips over a card in the center. Simultaneously, opposing players place cards either ascending or descending in rank according to one of the cards in the middle. For example, if a 7 was one of the middle cards, players could play either a 6 or an 8. The cards can also make a complete cycle, going from a King to an Ace to a 2 or vice-versa. A player can take more cards from his drawing pile during any time; however, a player can have no more than five cards in his hand at any one time. When both players cannot play any of their cards, a card from each replacement pile (the piles of 5 on the outside middle) is turned over and play resumes. If however there are no more cards in the replacement pile you flip over the entire pile (so all the middle cards are now upside down) and play off of the top two.

Step 3: Wining and Veriations.

You win by having no more cards in your hand and no more in your pile that started with 15 cards and the game is officially over when you shout "SPEED!"


Doubles: In addition to ascending or descending order, players can also play a card equal in value to the face-up card. For example, if a 7 was one of the middle cards, players could play either a 6, 7, or an 8.

Multiple Cards: While most players choose to rule that only one card can be played at a time, others favor playing where opponents can play multiple cards. For example, if a player's hand consisted of a 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, and a 4 was one of the down cards, he or she could play all of the cards in one placement.