(The player who runs out of cards first gets to shout "Boom!" and win the game.)
Card Game Rules
Go Boom is a trick taking game played with four people. Go Boom uses a standard 52 playing card deck with Aces high and 2s low. The objective is to be the first player to lose all of your cards.
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If you are looking for cards to play Go Boom with, check out a standard deck here or check out one of our recent arrivals here.
Before gameplay can begin, a dealer must be selected. To do so, players must choose a random card from a shuffled deck. The player with the lowest card becomes the dealer. Ties are broken with repeated drawings. The dealer shuffles the deck and then passes out, faced down, seven cards to each player. The remaining card
How to Play
The player left of the dealer begins by placing a lead card in the center of the game play area. Going clockwise, players must follow suit or rank. The highest rank card wins the trick and the winner leads the next card.
If a player cannot follow rank or suit, they must draw cards from the stock until they are able to do so. If the stock has run out, the player does not make a move for that round.
Once a player plays their last card, they shout “Boom!” and win the game.
For more information on the game Go Boom and its rules, check out Catsatcards' article here.
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