How to Play Sevens Card Game

This easy to learn game is a fun card game called sevens. Sevens can be played with all ages and only uses one deck of cards.

Sevens Card Game Rules

| Players: 3-8 | Type: Sequence | Supplies: 1 Deck |


The object of sevens card game is to be the first player to get rid of their cards.


Deal the entire deck out to each player, one card at a time. Some players may have one more card than others, this is ok.

Card Rank

(Highest Rank) King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Ace (Lowest Rank)

Game Play

The player left of the dealer is first to play. Each turn, a player may make one of two moves, either play a seven to start a foundation pile, or add to an existing foundation pile. There will only be one foundation pile per suit.

You can only add cards to a foundation pile if it is the next highest rank, or the next lowest rank, and of the same suit. Foundation piles should be splayed out for players to know which cards may be added to each pile.

If a player can play a card, the player must play. If a player cannot play a card into the middle, they pass their turn. The round is over once a player plays their last card.

How to Win Sevens

The first player to discard all their cards wins.

Sevens Card Game Variations

Play or pay is a variation that uses tokens for a fun way to keep score.

Card Dominoes is a very similar variation where the starting card is predetermined by the players.

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