13 is a strategic card game. It is a good game for pass time. In our guide on How to Play 13, we have covered the game from the basics. So, let’s start the guide on How to Play 13.
Important Information about 13 Card Game
What are the requirements to Play 13?
A 52 cards standard deck and Four players are required to play this game.
What is the Ranking Order of Suits in 13 Card Game?
The ranks of the suits from highest to lowest is Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs, Spades.
What is the Ranking Order cards in 13?
The ranks of cards from highest to lowest is 2, Ace (A), King (K), Queen (Q), Jack (J), 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3.
What is the Objective in 13
The main objective in 13 is to get rid of all cards from the hand by discarding them in the middle.
Determining Dealer and Dealing The Cards
The dealer is determined randomly or any player may accept the dealership voluntarily. After that, the dealer deals 13 cards to each player, one card at a time, face-down.
How to Play 13
The player who has 3 of spades takes the first turn, and then the play moves in a clockwise manner. A player takes his turn by playing cards in the middle. A player can play a single card, a pair, a 3 of a kind, a four of a kind, a sequence of 3 or more cards, or two sequences of 3 or more cards. It is not necessary that all cards in a sequence should be of the same suit.
A player has to match the combination type of the previous play and also the combination should be of higher rank than the previous combination played. Example: If a player has played three 4s, then the next player has to play three 5s or higher.
If a player plays a sequence, and the next player also wants to play the same ranked sequence, then the suit of the last card of his sequence should be of higher rank than the suit of the last card of the previous sequence.
During the game, if a player cannot or does not want to play any card, then he can pass. As soon as all the players pass, the middle pile is cleared and the next player starts a new middle pile by playing cards. When a player makes a pass, he cannot play until the middle pile is cleared.
A four of a kind and double sequences of 3 or more cards are known as the Bomb. A player can only play the bomb on the top of 2. Remember, a player cannot form a sequence using 2.
If a player is dealt with a sequence of 3 to Ace (A) or with four 2s, he instantly wins the game.
The first player to get rid of all his card wins the game.
This is How to Play 13. Enjoy this game with your friends and family.