To start the game, the dealer shuffles the deck and deals each player seven cards. The remaining cards are placed in a pile face down on the table, with the top card turned over and placed next to the pile. This card is the starting card for the game.
The player to the left of the dealer goes first. They can play any card from their hand that matches either the suit or the rank of the starting card. For example, if the starting card is a seven of hearts, the player can play any seven or any heart from their hand.
If a player cannot play a card, they must draw one card from the pile. If they still cannot play a card, they must pass their turn to the next player.
The jokers are wild cards and can be played at any time. When a joker is played, the player who played it must declare which card it represents. For example, if a player plays a joker and declares it to be a three of clubs, then the next player must play either a three or a club.
The game continues in this manner until one player has played all their cards. That player is declared the winner.
Joker King is a great game for all ages and skill levels. It’s easy to learn but still offers a challenge, making it perfect for family game night or a fun night in with friends. So grab a deck of cards and give Joker King a try – you won’t be disappointed!