99 is an easy to play game. With this guide on How to Play 99, you’ll be able to play the game in just 2 minutes. So, let’s start the guide on How to Play 99.
A 52 cards standard deck is required.
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Two or more players can play this game.
In the beginning, each player has 3 special items. Whenever a player loses a round, he/she has to put one special item in the middle. Pennies, quarters, pen caps, etc. can be used as special items. Per player 3 special items are required.
The Object of The Game
The main objective of the game is to be the last player standing in the game. In the beginning, each player has 3 special items. When a player plays a card in the middle that causes the total to go over 99 points, he/she loses a round and has to put one special item in the middle.
As soon as a player runs out of the special items, he/she is out of the game. The last player with a special item wins the game.
Determining Dealer and Dealing The Cards
The dealer is determined randomly. After determination, the dealer deals 3 cards to each player face-down and places the remaining cards on the table in a pile face-down. It is called the stockpile.
The player on the left of the dealer starts the game by playing a card in the middle. After that, each player plays a card in the middle in a clockwise manner. Each player has to announce the total of the middle pile after playing the card in the middle and also he/she has to draw a card from the stockpile.
The value of cards and some cards with special effects are mentioned below:
|Card||Value and Special Effects|
|Ace (A)||1 or 11 Points (The player playing this card declared its value)|
|4||It reverses the direction of the play and does not add any points to the total|
|9||The turn of the next player gets skipped and does not add any points to the total|
|10||10 points are subtracted from the total|
|King (K)||A King takes the total to 99 and if it is already 99 then keeps that total to 99|
|Queen (Q), Jack (J)||10 Points|
|All other cards||Face Value|
As soon as a player plays a card which takes the total to more than 99, the round comes to the end and that player loses a special item.
The last player with a special item wins the game.
Now you know How to Play 99. Play with your friends and family and enjoy.