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Players need to be quick and beat their opponents to slap the pile. This game is great fun and simple to play. Similar to Snap, skip to step 4 to learn the difference.
HOW TO PLAY EGYPTIAN SLAP RAT
Deal all the cards evenly and face down. Players do not look at their cards.
Player one flips over their top card to start the pile e.g. 4. Flip the card with the bottom first so opponents see the card before player one.
HOW TO WIN
Collect cards by being the first to slap the pile. The player with all the cards at the end is the winner.
Player two follows the same process by playing a card on top of the last card e.g. 4.
If the cards match e.g. 4, 4 then all players slap the pile. The player who slaps first wins all the cards and places them at the bottom of their cards, unshuffled. Play restarts with the player that won.
If a player slaps incorrectly, or makes any other mistake, then they must place two cards from the bottom of their hand onto the pile.
If a J, Q, K or A is played then the next player gets extra turns and has to play a J, Q, K or A. The card must be played within the set number of turns e.g. Q gives two extra turns.
CLAIMING THE CARDS
If they do not play a J, Q, K, or A e.g. 8, 2 then the previous player gets all of the cards. If they do, then play goes to the next player to repeat.
If a player runs out of cards in their hand they can still slap. If they make an incorrect slap with no cards, they are out. The player who has all the cards at the end wins the game.
VIDEO OF HOW TO PLAY EGYPTIAN SLAP RAT
Remove jewelery before playing. It can hurt if you slap it.
Players cannot hold their hand above the pile waiting for a slap.
If it’s unclear who slapped first, then it is the player with the most fingers on the cards.
Add one or more additional rules for when players can slap:
– Three cards in a run e.g. 4, 5, 6.
– Two cards add up to ten e.g. 4 and 6.
– The card played is the same as the bottom card on the pile.
– There is a sandwich. This is when there is a pair with a different card in between e.g. 2, 8. 2.
- Egyptian Rat Screw
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