have loved to play the card game Hand and Foot ever since a family member taught it to me 15 years ago. Hand and Foot is similar to Canasta but with a few differences in rules and game play. A player is dealt two sets of cards: one ‘Hand’ and one ‘Foot.’ The object of the game is to List of Slot build melds of cards to form ‘Books,’ score as many points as possible, and play all of the cards in your Hand and Foot sets as quickly as possible.


Hand and Foot can be played with 2-8 players (the game can be played in pairs, but I’ll just focus on the single player rules). You will need one full deck of cards, including jokers, per player (add an additional deck if there are 3 or less players). All card decks are shuffled into a single Draw Pile. Each game includes 4 rounds of play. In each round, a player is deals themselves two sets of cards: 13 cards per set for 2-4 players, and 11 per set for 5-8 players. Then, they pass one set to their left and the resulting two sets become their Hand and Foot. Un-dealt cards are placed in a Draw Pile in the center of the table. The goal is to get rid of cards from your Hand and then from your Foot, by creating Melds and Books. Cards are initially played in a Meld, which is a set of three or more cards of equal rank placed face up on the table. Once a Meld reaches seven cards, a Book is created. Points are scored from the Melds and Books played, and points are deducted when a Player does not play all of the cards in their Hand and Foot sets.

There are two types of Melds:

1. A Red Meld has no Wild Cards and may become a Red Book.
2. A Black Meld has Wild Cards and may become a Black Book.


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