How to Play Rolling Stone

Rolling stone the card game is an easy trick-taking game that would be a very simple trick taking game for kids to learn. Rolling stone only uses one deck of playing cards, with few rules to learn and an easy concept to grasp.

Rolling Stone Card Game Rules

| Players: 4 | Type: Trick-Taking | Supplies: 1 Deck |


The object of this game is to be the first player to get rid of all the cards in their hand.


Remove the 2-6 numbered cards from the game. Deal 8 cards to each player, one at a time.

Card Rank

(Highest Rank) Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7 (Lowest Rank)

Game Play

Players look at the cards in their hand without revealing them to their opponents. The player left of the dealer goes first and places any card from their hand face up on the table. Play proceeds clockwise.

On your turn, you must play a card of the same suit that led the round. If you can not play the suit, you must pick up all of the cards in the middle and add them to your hand. You then lead the next round.

If each player played a card of the same suit, the player who played the highest ranking card wins the trick and takes the cards in the middle and places them face down next to them, out of the game, and not into their hand. They lead the next round.


The first player to get rid of all the cards in their hand is the winner. The moment a player plays their last card, the game is over.

Similar Games

Go Boom is a similar trick-taking game that is also easy to learn and a simple trick-taking game to introduce to kids.

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