Set Up

Each player is dealt ten cards face down in two rows of five cards each. Each space is assigned a number 1-10, so that the top row from left to right is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and the bottom row from left to right is 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. The remaining cards are placed face down to be the shared Draw Pile. Players are not allowed to look at their cards.


Be the first player to fill all of your spaces for numbers 1-10.


Decide which player goes first. Popular ways of choosing include: the youngest person, the person with the next birthday, or having all players draw a card and the person with the lowest number goes first. 

Player 1 draws a card from the Draw Pile. If the card is 1-10, the player places that card face up on its spot and removes the face down card that is in its space. Then that card is placed face up in its correct space. Jacks, Queens, and Kings are "unplayable" cards that cannot be placed in a space. Player 1 continues this process until the card is the card they have cannot be placed in a space because there is already a face up card they draw one of the unplayable cards. This card is now placed in the Discard Pile, and it is the next player's turn. Take turns until someone has all of the spaces filled with face up cards in their correct spots. If the Draw Pile runs out of cards, shuffle the Discard Pile and use those cards. 


The Jack is a wild card that can take the place of any number.

After a player wins a round, the largest number becomes unplayable for them for the next round. For example, if player 1 wins the next round, they will only lay out 9 spaces for the following round and can no longer use their 10's. If they win another round, then they will only lay out 8 spaces for the following game and the 9 also becomes unplayable. This continues until one of the players only has one location and wins by drawing a 1 (or a wild card) to fill that space.