Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Salad Rules

We play this goofy card game my mom taught me called Salad. When we look online for rules, we only find versions of "Canadian Salad" which are much more involved (12+ hands, more rules, etc.). So this is our current rule standard for the LaMoore family. We were up at my sister-in-law's lake place and didn't have the rules with, so we punted. It worked out okay, but I thought putting it in my blog might help for future events. Here they are! The Salad Card Game Rules. (I couldn't upload my pdf, so here they are in full form.)

Salad (4, 5, 6, or 7 players)

4 players – full deck

5 players – remove 2 of diamonds & 2 of clubs

6 players – remove all 2s

7 players – remove 2s of diamonds, clubs, & spades

(Actually, we’ve played with 8 people, 2 decks, and it worked fine. . . )

Dealer is determined by cut (1st hand only).

Play clockwise to left.

When all cards have been dealt, each player selects three to “slough” to the player on their left. First player leads whatever they want. Highest card in original suit played takes the hand. Keep track of points each hand – this gets interesting!

1st hand No Tricks 5 pts / trick

2nd hand No Hearts 5 pts / heart

3rd hand No Queens 25 pts / queen

4th hand No Kings 50 pts / king

5th hand Last Trick 75 pts for last trick

6th hand All of the Above pts as above

7th hand 8s and Solitaire see points below

Points for 7th hand:

1st done = -100 points

2nd done = -75 points

3rd done = -50 points (unless 4 or 5 players, then 0 points)

4th done = +50 points

5th done = +75

6th done = +100

On Solitaire hand, 8s must be played first. Aces are high. If someone can play a card, they must play it. (They cannot pass just to hold off other players.)

Person with highest points loses.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just learned this game this summer, i am pretty much addicted to it now, actually many people from my country Algeria play this on daily bases :) thanks for sharing this brilliant card game :)