Linger Longer

The game where lingerers and loiterers prevail.

How to play: Linger Longer

The Pack

The standard 52-card pack is used.

Object of the Game

The player who lingers longer than the rest and is the last player holding cards is the winner.

The Deal

Each player receives as many cards as there are players in the game. For example, if there are five players, each player gets five cards.

The dealer shuffles the cards and deals them one at a time face down to the players. The remaining cards are placed in a stack in the center of the players. This stack becomes the stock.
Once all players have their cards, the dealer takes the last card they dealt to themselves and turns it over, showing all the other players, then places it back into their hand. The card shown is the trump suit for the game.

The Play

The player directly to the left of the dealer goes first, putting any card in the trump suit in the middle of the table. If a trump card cannot be played, the player can play any card in his hand.

The next player goes by playing the suit or a trump card. You are trying to win the trick, so play the highest ranking card possible.

Play continues to the left until every player has played their card.

Whichever player played the highest card or highest trump card, if a trump card was played, wins the trick. The cards from the finished trick are placed to the side and the winner of the trick takes the top card from the stock adding it to their hand. The winner then plays the first card starting the next trick.

If at any time during the game a player runs out of cards, they immediately withdraw from the game

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