What It Is
The card game Crazy Apes includes elements of popular card games Crazy 8s, Hearts, and UNO. The object of the game is to get rid of all your cards. Each player gets seven cards. The rest of the cards are placed face down in a community pile. Turn over the top card and lay it down facing up next to the community pile. This is the discard pile on which each player must play a card on his or her turn. The card you play must have at least one feature that matches the top card on the discard pile. For example, you can play a 3 on a 3 or diamonds on diamonds. If you can't play a card, you must take one from the community pile. There are several trick cards within the deck that change the gameplay, such as an Ace reversing the playing order or an 8 card causing the next player to miss a turn. Crazy Apes is for two to four players. It comes with 54 cards.
Why It’s Fun
Crazy Apes is a pretty easy card game to play because it combines so many familiar card games into one. The trick cards add a level of strategy, and there are other variations of the game you can play to make it more challenging. Crazy Apes is great for all ages, and would be a fun addition to family game night.
Who It’s For
Crazy Apes is for ages 6 and up.
What to Be Aware of
One game takes about 10—20 minutes to play.