President is an easy-to-play social game. It is also known as Landlord, Root Beer, Scum, and Capitalism. There are many variations of this game available. In this guide, we have covered the basic game. So, let’s start the guide on How to Play President.
Important Information to know about President
The requirements to Play President
A 52 cards standard deck is required. Also, Four to Seven players can play this game. However, for more than seven players an additional deck is required.
The ranking order of cards in President
The ranks of the cards from the Highest to Lowest: 2, Ace (A), King (K), Queen (Q), Jack (J), 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3.
The objective in President
The main objective in President is to be the first player to get rid of all cards from the hand. The first player able to do this will be the president(Winner).
Selection of the Dealer and the manner is which the cards are dealt
The dealer is selected randomly. After selection, the dealer deals cards to the players, starting from his left, one card at a time, face-down until all the cards are dealt.
How to Play President
The player on the left of the dealer starts the game by playing a card or cards in the middle and then the play moves in a clockwise manner. A player can play a single card, a pair, a 3-of-a-kind, or a four-of-a-kind.
After a player plays a card, the next player has to beat the previous play. A player can beat the previous play by playing the same number of cards in a higher rank than the previous play.
Example: A higher ranked single card can beat a single card, a higher ranked pair can beat a pair, a higher-ranked 3-of-a-kind can beat a 3-of-a-kind, and a higher ranked 4-of-a-kind can beat a 4-of-a-kind. But remember, a pair cannot beat a single card, and a 3-of-a-kind cannot beat a pair, and so on.
If the next player cannot or does not want to beat the previous play then he can pass. As soon as all the player passes, the cards in the middle are cleared. And the player who played the last cards(Highest-ranking cards) starts the game again by playing a card or cards in the middle.
The game continues in this way until a player gets rid of all his cards. The first player to get rid of all the cards from his hand is the president. And the last player remaining with a card or cards is a scum.
Video Tutorial on How to Play President
This is How to Play President. Play with your friends and family and enjoy.