Monday, July 4, 2011

Baseball card game

four of spades
Card Game: Baseball

1) Both players draw a card from the deck. The highest card bats first. Ace is the highest card. If a tie, both players draw another card from deck.
2) This game is not played with the 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K. Take those cards out of the deck. Shuffle the remaining deck of 20 cards.
3) The cards have to be face down so you can't see them.
4) Draw one card from the deck and see what it is. The card on top must always be selected next.
5) In this baseball game, each card is a hit or an out. The ace is a single, a 2 is a double, a 3 is a triple, a 4 is a home run, and a 5 is an out.
6) As the cards are drawn, they get placed in a diamond formation just as if running the basses in baseball. (E.g., if you draw a 2, it is a double, so the card should go at the 12 o' clock position for second base. If you then draw a 3, it is a triple, so the runner at second scores and a man is on third base for a triple. The card gets placed at the 9 o' clock position for third base.)
7) Runners always advance. If a man is on third base and an ace is drawn for a single, the runner at third advances and scores at home plate.
8) As cards are drawn, they are put either on base, and as they score they are put in separate pile. Outs are put in the same pile as scored runs. No cards are reused for a sides (players) turn at bat.
9) Cards keep being drawn until a side (player) gets three outs (three 5's are drawn) then the other side (player) bats.
10) Scored runs can be kept track of on paper. Outs can be kept track of by turning the 5 cards up as they are drawn.

Players - (2 players) The first team bats until 3 outs are reached. Once a side is out, all 20 cards are shuffled. Then the second team bats.

Ties - The side batting second has to score more runs to win the game. If they match the score, an extra inning or innings are played.

Variations - The game can be played for more than 1 inning or a full 9 innings. One or no more than a few innings are recommended though, as more innings would have a much higher score than a real baseball game and take a long time to complete.

Other Sports - More sport card games are basketball, boxing, drag racing, golf, and horse racing.

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