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Shithead, an easy game to learn and fun for all ages. There is skill involved but the winner will need a little luck as well.
Learn how to play Shithead with these simple rules.
HOW TO PLAY SHITHEAD
This is the toughest part of the game, each player gets 9 cards. Three facedown in front of them. Three face-up on top of the first three. Plus three cards in their hand.
HOW TO WIN
The first player to play all the cards wins the game. The game continues until there is only one player left, they are the Shithead.
Play begins by only using the cards in the players hands. Whoever plays a 4 into the center goes first, if no player has a 4 then the player with the lowest card goes first.
STEP 2: Pick Up a Card
The player who went first then picks up a card from the deck as all players should have three cards in their hands until there are no cards left in the deck.
Players take it in turn to play a card of the same or higher value.
STEP 3: Can't Play Higer
If a player cannot play a higher card then they must pick up all the cards in the pile. The next player can then play any card from their hand.
STEP 4: Multiple Cards
If a player has multiples of the same card they can be played together.
There are two types of Trumps that can be played.
STEP 5: Face Up Cards
When all cards from the deck have been taken and a player has no cards in their hand, then one of the three face up cards can be played.
Once all three face up cards have been played a face down card can be played. Flip over one card only, ensuring your opponents see the card first, and place it on the pile.
ENDING THE GAME
The game continues until there is only one player left, they are the Shithead.
VIDEO OF HOW TO PLAY SHITHEAD
It’s more fun with two decks.
You can also play with 5 people and 1 deck, only deal 2 cards in front of each player.
Always save your 10 over other cards as you get an extra go.
Remember the cards your opponents pick up from the pile.
When playing cards face up, if they are not higher than the top card on the pile (or Trumps) the player can also pick up one of their face up cards.
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