HOW TO PLAY 99

99 is a fun, easy-to-learn card game that can be enjoyed by 2 or more players.  Avoid causing the count to go over 99 to win this game!  The video tutorial and explanation are below.

99 Tutorial:

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99 Card Values
Needed: 2+ players; A standard 52 card deck; 3 items per player

Objective: The object of the game is to avoid playing a card into the middle that causes the running total to exceed 99.  Each player starts with three items, such as quarters, and the player that goes over 99 loses one of his/her 3 items.

Deal: Each player is dealt 3 cards, one card at a time.  The remaining deck is placed in the middle.

Card Value:
  • 2-8 (except 4):  Face Value
  • Jack/Queen: 10
  • Ace: 1 or 11 (player's choice)
  • 10: -10
  • 4: Reverses direction of play
  • 9: Skip
  • King: Count goes to 99 (or stays at 99)

Game Play: Cards are played into the middle and a running total of their value is kept.  As a player plays a card, he/she will announce the new running total.  Once a player plays a card, a new card is drawn from the remaining deck in the middle.

Game End:  The player that causes the running total to go over 99 loses the round.  He/she will put 1 of his/her 3 items into the middle.  A player that loses all 3 items is out of the game.  The last player with an item left is the winner.
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