Cards - Any kind that have 4 of the same number
Spoons - enough for everyone at the party, minus one
Paper and Pencil - For keeping score
Take four of a kind out for as many people as you have (if you have 4 people
playing, take out a set of ones, twos, threes and fours), there should be 4X the
number of people you have.
Shuffle the cards. Pass them out until they are gone. Everyone should have 4
Put out the spoons. Enough for everyone, minus one.
The dealer for this round is in charge. The object is to get 4 of the same
number. Everyone will take a card that they don't want and when the dealer says
"Pass" everyone passes their unwanted card to the person on their left. they
should all have 4 cards again. Then they pick another card they don't want.
Play continues, everyone passing their unwanted cards when the dealer indicates,
until somebody get four of a kind. When someone does, they grab a spoon. Once
someone grabs a spoon then everyone else can as well. The person that doesn't
get a spoon gets and "S" on the score sheet, Then the cards are turned in to the
The first person that doesn't get a spoon gets an "S". The next time that person
doesn't get a spoon they get an "O" and it continues on, until that person
spells "Spoon" at which time they are out of the game.
The last person who hasn't spelled "SPOON"