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.

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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.



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    21 Discussions


    Question 10 months ago

    How do u win?


    3 years ago

    how do u do a tiebreaker in speed


    9 years ago on Introduction

     My school calls this Spit because you spit the cards out in a fast motion. We also use jokers occasionally as wild card.

    1 reply

    There is a variation of this game that I call spit.

    Here is the set up for each player:


    1card 2card 3card 4card 5card

    This is how you play:

    1. Flip over the top of the numbered piles

    2. Then on the count of three you say spit and flip over the top card of the not numbered piles making a two new face up piles

    3. The object of the game is the same as your game

    4. You have to have five cards face up at all times unless you have less than five cards

    5. If no one can do anything repeat steps 1 – 4 until you run out of cards

    6. When anyone runs out of cards either player can slap the deck with lowest cards in it

    7. Repeat steps 1 – 6 until there is only one pile

    8. The player who slaps the “pile” with the least cards a.k.a. the table you are sitting at gets no cards other that the cards that he did not use

    9. Play until the player who runs out of cards slaps the deck that has no cards in it

    10. The game is over when one player has absolutely no cards in his hand


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I know right?!?! I just got the iphone about 4 months ago and the first app I ever got was the speed fiend app.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    At my school, During lunch and whenever we have time, we play speed. We even have tournements! And sometimes during class we play it on our phones! [shhhh, don't tell anybody!]


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    12 years ago on Introduction

    at school, we used to play that everytime we had a minutes. we were playing with the multiple card rules, and with 2 pack of card. Jokers was used as "anything" (ir could have be any card) and we was dong it both way. (A-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-J-Q-K but also K-Q-J-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-A. for exemple, we could have do A-2-3-4-5-4-5-4-5-6-7-6-5-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-9-10-J-Q-J-Q-k)

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    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    For example, if a 7 was one of the middle cards, players could play either a 6 or an 8. It was there the whole time. sorry for the missunderstanding.


    12 years ago on Introduction

    I used to love playing this game, and completely forgot about it. Isn't there something where the five singles that are in front of you are turned over, and if you can build on them you do so and use a new card from your 15 in the emoty spot? So if you had in your five the following: 5 8 6 1 J you could put the 5 on the 6 and put another card there? Something like that? Thanks for reminding me of the game!