Speed
(Also Known as Spit)

Ages: 6 years old and up
Number of Players: 2 players
Materials: Deck of Cards
Skill Practice: Number Sequencing, Sorting, Speed

Goal: To get rid of all the cards in your hand first

Set up:

  1. Dealer places 5 cards in front of each player face down
  2. Next, the dealer places 2 cards in the center of the table face down.
  3. Then, the rest of the cards are dealt to each player until there are no more cards.
  4. The players place the cards face down, this is the draw pile.

Rules for play:

  1. To begin play, each player selects one of the 2 cards in the center of the table and turns the card face up.
  2. The players then turn over the 5 cards in front of them.  Players can only have 5 cards in front of them at one time. Players can replenish their row of five as needed.
  3. Each player scans their row of cards to determine if they place cards on top of the cards in the center of the table. Cards that are 1 higher or 1 lower than one of the top cards in the center pile can be played.  For example, if a pile has a 4 as the top card, a player can place either a 3 or a 5 card on top.
  4. Players need to select and play cards quickly.  Also, players play the game simultaneous.
  5. If both players cannot make a play, then the play stops. The players draw the top card from their draw pile.  Their card is placed on one of the 2 piles in the center of the table and play is resumed. Play continues in this manner until a player gets rid of all their cards.
  6. If a player gets rid of all their cards, and there are two piles in the center, the player quickly places their hand on the pile that has the fewer cards.
  7. The player to get rid of all their cards first wins the game.