Learn to Play Garbage: Rules & Tips

Players 2-10 Players
Difficulty 2/10
Recommended Age 6+
Game Category Shedding
Playing the card game Garbage
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Garbage Game Overview

Garbage is a classic card game that's perfect for players of all ages. It's a fast-paced game that's easy to learn and can be played with just a standard deck of cards. The game is all about strategy and luck, and it's a great way to spend an afternoon with friends or family.

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Objective of the Game

The object of the game is to be the first player to get rid of all your cards. Each player takes turns drawing and discarding cards, trying to create a sequence of cards from Ace to 10. The first player to complete their sequence and discard all their cards wins the game.

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Materials Needed for Playing Garbage

  • Standard deck of 52 playing cards
  • Pen and paper for scorekeeping (optional)

Cards Used

A standard deck of 52 playing cards is used for Garbage. Jokers are not used in this game.

Other Supplies Needed

  • None

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How To Play Garbage

  1. Shuffle the deck of cards and deal 10 cards to each player.
  2. Place the remaining cards in a draw pile in the center of the table.
  3. Turn over the top card of the draw pile and place it face up next to the draw pile. This card is the first card in the discard pile.
  4. Players take turns drawing a card from either the draw pile or the top card of the discard pile.
  5. Players can then choose to discard a card from their hand onto the top of the discard pile.
  6. The goal is to create a sequence of cards from Ace to 10 in the same suit. Once a player has created a sequence, they can lay it down and start a new sequence.
  7. The first player to get rid of all their cards wins the game.

Keeping Score

Players can keep score by adding up the value of the cards remaining in their opponents' hands at the end of each round. The first player to reach a predetermined score (usually 500) wins the game.

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