Learn to Play

Rolling Stone

Rid yourself of cards and gather the glory.
Game Type
Trick Taking
4, 5+

The Pack

For four players, the sixes down through twos are removed, leaving a 32-card pack. For five players, the fours, threes, and twos are removed, leaving 40 cards. For six players, only the twos are removed.

Object of the Game

The goal is to be the first player to get rid of all their cards.

The Deal

Deal eight cards to each player, dealt one at a time clockwise, starting with the player to the left.

The Play

The player to the dealer’s left leads first and may play any card. The next player must follow suit if possible. A player who cannot follow suit must pick up all the cards played so far and add them to their hand. That player then leads any card to start a new round.

If everyone follows suit, the player who played the highest card collects the trick, but places it in a waste pile. These cards do not count as part of the cards in the player’s hand, so the only advantage in winning a trick is that the player may lead the suit of their choice next.