When I was about 10 years old, my friend Anthony Hill taught me a simple card game. I often played the game with my brothers and sisters, but not knowing the actual name of the game, we simply called it Anthony Hill’s game. Fifty years later I still play the game and continue to use his name to refer to the game. Now, through this blog, Anthony Hill and his card game will live on.
The object of the game, which is best played with 2 or 3 players, is to be the first person to get rid of all one’s cards.
If the pile of face-down cards runs out, simply shuffle the exposed cards (except the top one), and place them face down to form a new pile.
The first player to get rid of their cards is the winner!
If the players are able to cope with another rule (!), then the following rule makes the game more interesting.
When playing a card of the same suit, if the card being played is an ace, the player can change the suit of the card at the top of the pile to any suit. So, for example, if the card at the top of the pile is a diamond and a player plays the ace of diamonds, the player can change the suit to spades (or any suit) so that the next player has to play a spade or a card of the same number (ie another ace).