Linger Longer

Linger Longer and hold on to your cards!

You'll find this another fun kids game to play.

Before You Start

4 - 6 players
Ages 8 and up
Need standard deck of cards


Begin by having each player pick a card. The one who draws the highest card shuffles the deck and deals the cards face down, one at a time.

Each person receives the same number of cards as there are players.

If there are five players, each gets five cards, for example.

If there are four players, each one will get four cards.

The rest of the cards are placed into a center pile.

The dealer reveals the last card she dealt to herself. This card's suit is the trump suit for the game.


Suits are spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs.

The trump suit cards beat any other cards from different suits.

Each player tries to win as many tricks as he can. He does that by beating all the other cards that are layed down in each round of play.

The player on the dealer's left starts and lays any card face up in the center of the table.

The next player plays a card in the same suit, if he can.

If he doesn't have a card in that suit, he can play any other card he's holding, even a card from the trump suit.

After each player plays a card, the highest card from the suit that led wins the trick, unless a trump card has been played. If so, the highest trump card wins.


Aces are high here.

The winner of each trick stacks his cards and sets them off to the side.

He draws a card from the center card pile and starts the next round.

The End

The last person holding cards is the winner.

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