SEVEN UP

Players

  • 2 – 4 players cooperatively 

Materials

  • Standard deck of cards (remove the face cards) – Aces are considered 1.

Objective

  • To remove all the cards by making pairs that add to 10.

How to Play

  • Begin by placing seven cards face-up in a line.
  • Begin by drawing a card from the draw pile and replaces that card in the corresponding spot face up.
  • Players work together to make pairs of numbers that add to 10 or if you see a 10.
  • Players replace the cards that have been removed with new ones.
  • If you cannot make a pair that adds to 10 you add a new card above the seven face up.
  • When you play a top card now you will reveal an old card that you can use.

Playing Example:

Example:

  • Players deal seven cards face up showing 5, 3, 2, 8, 1
  • A player makes a 10 by adding 2 and 8. The player picks up the 2 and 8 and replaces them with two new cards face up.

Variations:

Seven Up – Triples

  • You try and make 10 by using three cards from the seven face up using addition or subtraction.

Example:

  • Face up players are dealt 6, 7, 5, 1, 3
  • Players use the 6, 5 and 1 to make 10 (6 + 5 – 1).
  • The three cards are removed and replaced with new ones.

Source: Marilyn Burns