A card game for 2-4 players. Use a standard 52-card deck (jokers removed).
- Each player is dealt 7 cards.
- 4 cards are drawn and placed, face up, at the front, back, left and right sides of the deck. If one of the cards is a king, place by the corner of the deck, instead. The first player may fill the empty spot with any card from his or her hand.
- Each player draws at the beginning of his or her turn.
- During each players turn, he or she tries to get rid of as many cards as possible. Cards are played, solitaire-like, in rows of overlapping cards, with descending order and alternating colors. For example, if the row has a red king on top, the next card played must be a black queen, then a red jack, and so on. (Aces are low.)
- Players may move rows on top of other rows, as long as the new row is continuous. For example, if row A has a red 6 on top and row B has a black 5 on the bottom, row B may be moved onto row A. Since the spot where row B was is now empty, any card may be played there to start a new row.
- If you're holding a king, you can start a new row from one of the corners of the deck. (The corner rows may only be started with kings.)
- The player who gets rid of all their cards first wins!
Alternate rules. Addendum to rule #5: As long as one of the 4 sides is open, cards may also be played under the rows. The main advantage of this is it makes the game go a lot faster. Other variations involve drawing at the end of the turn instead of the beginning, and drawing 2 cards instead of one.
Jax, a game company, produced a version of this game called "Kings in the Corner" that uses chips and a tray to hold the cards.