How to Play Go Boom

Go boom is a simple trick taking card game for 2-7 players. Go Boom is an easy to learn card game for kids to start them off with the basics of trick taking games.

Go Boom Rules

| Players: 2-7 | Type: Trick-Taking | Supplies: 1 Deck |


The object of the game is to be the first player to get rid of all the cards in their hand, and have the least amount of points when the game ends.


Each player is dealt seven cards. The remaining deck is placed in the middle face down.

Card Rank

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

Game Play

The player left of the dealer will play the first card to lead the first trick. Play continues clockwise. Players must play a card in the same suit as the lead card, or a card that is the same rank.

If a player is unable to play a card in the same suit or rank as the lead card, they must draw a card from the deck in the middle until they draw a card that can be played. They play the card then play continues.

Play continues until any player gets rid of their last card. When a player plays their last card they announce “boom!” The player that played the highest ranking card in the lead suit wins the trick. The round is over. Players count up their score.

The player that wins the trick will lead the next trick in the next round. When any player's score reaches 100 or above, the game is over.


At the end of each round, players give themselves points based on the cards left in their hand. Cards in their hand are worth the following points:

Ace: 1 point
2-10: Face value
King/Queen/Jack: 10 points

Additional Rules

-If the draw pile runs out while a player is drawing, they do not play into that trick and play continues as normal.


The game is over when any player reaches or surpasses 100 points. The player with the least amount of points at the end of the game is the winner.

Similar Games

Rolling Stone is a similar trick-taking game that is also easy to learn and a great game to introduce trick-taking games to kids.

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