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How to Play the Funniest Card Game ever!!

Updated on July 14, 2012

How to play a really fun card game and have everyone laughing!

Well, here are instructions for the funniest card game ever! We play it whenever family or friends are over and have such a blast! I'm sure you will too. This game can be called Salute the King, however, If anyone can think of a better title, I'm open to ideas. Ideal for 3-8 players of any age, but group can be larger. Kids and adults alike will enjoy it, guaranteed! Makes a great game to play among friends and family especially during the holidays!

Card Game Instructions

You will need a deck of cards, if you are a group over 8, I suggest 2 decks of cards. Decks can even be missing cards because the only ones that really matter are the Ace, King, Queen and Jack. You can also probably use a tissue box next to you because you will be laughing so hard.

OK, HERE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS: Deal all the cards face down. It is better if everyone has the same amount of cards, but it is not mandatory. You can designate one person to be the dealer and that person will be in charge of giving back the cards from the middle of the table to the losing player in each round. The object of the game is to get rid all your cards. The first person to do that is declared the winner. The game can continue on, though until you get fed up of playing, have run out of kleenex, or that your stomach begins to hurt from all the laughing!

Now Let's Play!

Get out the Kleenex ready!

Every player must now, one by one, turn over the top card on their pile without looking at it first and place it in the middle of the table. As soon as the first person to reveal an Ace, King, Queen or Jack, here is what EVERYONE in the group must do:

Ace- Stand up

King- Salute

Queen- Put hand over heart and bow (remaining seated)

Jack- Start clapping.

Word of advice: You really can create your own gestures however these are the ones that we used.

So, the cards are being turned over one by one and landing in a pile in the middle of the table , and then, as soon as someone reveals a King- everyone must salute. The last person to salute loses this round and gets all the cards from the pile. The game continues, cards are being placed in the middle of the table, Oh an Ace! Everyone must stand up! The last person to stand up, once again gets the cards from the pile. Game continues and oops! a Jack, everyone must start clapping and finally when the Queen shows up, well you get the idea, right?.

It is important to not stop play every time someone receives the cards from the pile as it slows down the game. As soon as the loser gets the pile of cards that are in the middle, the game must continue on without any pause. The funny thing about this game is that because it is fast paced, people tend to forget which gestures they are supposed to do and just follow what others are doing (which is sometimes incorrect) or do the wrong gesture at the wrong time.

Have fun playing!!

Be Original - Create New Gestures

You can create your own gestures depending on your audience. Here are some suggestions:

1- Flap arms and make noise like a chicken

2- Make monkey gestures and sounds

3- Do the "YMCA" jig

You will need these to play this card game! - This fun card game will turn a dull party into a memorable one!

Do you enjoy playing cards? - I love all types of card games!

What is your favorite card game?

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What do you think naming this card game Salute the King?

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    • JanetG LM 3 years ago

      I like it! Sounds like so much fun. Going to try it with the grandkids!

    • PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      Works well

    • tarodoug 7 years ago

      Can't wait to try this game with family. Thanks for sharing!

    • Heidi 7 years ago from Benson, IL

      That's an appropriate name for this card game. LOL.

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      It's great!

    • BusyQueen 8 years ago

      I love it, and will try this card game :)

    • EpicFarms 8 years ago

      Works for me :o)

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      Love the title - suits the king!

    • Sojourn 8 years ago

      Sounds like a perfect fit!

    • anonymous 8 years ago


    • Kathryn Darden 8 years ago


    • Medicinemanwriting1 8 years ago

      It has a catchy ring to it. Sounds better than many other titles I have heard in my life.

    • dgesmundo 8 years ago

      Yap, good title but it also depends how the players decided what gestures they preferred. Can be modified right? Let's say a gesture card game.

    Or can you think of a better one?

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      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I say you accidentally posted the best name for this game next to the name you came up with!! I am going to tell all of my friends that this game is called "LOL!!"

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        We know this game as Stanley. We salute the king, hand on heart for queen, raspberry for an ace and yell Stanley for a two the jack makes it tricky as everyone tries to salute and touch their chest at same time....

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I think is pretty good, not my kind of game. Great rules though probably will play it!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I think it fits in.

      • maplesyrup59 4 years ago

        @anonymous: I like that title!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i like to call it aces and faces

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        The game of laughs

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        you have named it super king!!!!

      Different games to get the family together - Have fun playing these classic games!

      Call me old fashioned, but I still prefer family card games to the newer PC or video games. Nowadays when families are all at home they tend to each go their own separate ways, one goes on their computer, another one plays XBOX and still another is talking on her cellphone. The nice thing about card or board games is that it brings the family together.

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      Find fun games on Amazon! - Great card and board games for family past time

      If you enjoyed playing this card game or if you have additional questions, I would love to hear from you.

      Thanks for stopping by! - Hope this card game will give you lots of laughs!

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          PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

          Love card games. I'll have to have your lens near to remind me of the rules

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          TTMall 4 years ago

          Beautiful and informative lens. Thanks for sharing.

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          maplesyrup59 6 years ago

          @anonymous: You're welcome. Have fun playing!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          We were looking for a quick, fun game for a group. Thanks

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          brittyJK 6 years ago

          Nice lens.

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          Christine Hulme 6 years ago from SE Kent, England

          Thanks for sharing. Haven't played a card game for a while, but must as I think they're a great way to have fun and laugh together.

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          jgelien 7 years ago

          This game sounds like a blast. Thanks for providing the rules.

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          Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

          Based on some of the other great recommendations on this page, it looks like we like the same types of games. We will be sure to give this new one (new to us) a go.

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          Kate Loving Shenk 8 years ago from Lancaster PA

          This does sound hysterical!! I don't know antone who would play with me, though!! But you never know!

          Great lens! Keep making them!!

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          Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

          This sounds like a really fun game! I bet my boys and their friends would like it.

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          thewishpearl 8 years ago

          [in reply to guitar-for-dummies]

          Thanks, no it was a game my brother in law showed me last Christmas, we just changed the gestures a bit.

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          guitar for dumm 8 years ago

          Awesome. Did you create the game?

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          Fresca 8 years ago

          Carol..the game sounds like a blast. I will have to play it with my cousins next time we get together. Great lens!


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          BusyQueen 8 years ago

          I gotta try this card game, sounds like a blast! Great lens!

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          thewishpearl 8 years ago

          [in reply to Wysiwigs]

          that's for sure, we tried it with a group of 15 and the house was nearly shaking from all the laughter!

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          EpicFarms 8 years ago

          What a fun game ~ I'm betting the more the merrier, right? Nice lens :o)

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          Sojourn 8 years ago

          We're always looking for fun card games to play with our kids and this looks like a blast! Nicely done! :)

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          Snozzle 8 years ago

          That sounds fun. I think some of my happiest memories have been with family and friends playing board and card games. We've laughed ourselves silly many a time.


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          squid-janices7 8 years ago

          Sounds like a fun game.

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          Senora M 8 years ago

          Cool game. I like Uno! 5*s for your lens.

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          Janusz LM 8 years ago

          Now that sounds like fun! Im going to have to try that out :) thanks for the instructions #* Blessed *#

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          thewishpearl 8 years ago

          [in reply to Treasures-By-Brenda]Hi Brenda thank you for visiting and blessing my lens:)

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          Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

          Sounds like a great game and a good idea to write out the instructions for others to use. Blessed by a new SquidAngel today.


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          Laura Fincannon 8 years ago from New Orleans and South Florida

          I'll have to give this a go.

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          RinchenChodron 8 years ago

          This does sound funny and like a lot of fun.

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          Kathryn Darden 8 years ago

          Cute game idea!

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          jolou 8 years ago

          Sounds like fun. Card games are always enjoyable.

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          I have played this game before- it's lots of fun!

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          Robin S 8 years ago from USA

          Looks like fun!

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          camomile 8 years ago

          Very useful. 5*

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          mistyblue75605 lm 8 years ago

          sounds fun I will have to try this with my fiancé!!! 5*'s for the idea

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          bdkz 8 years ago

          Welcome to Squidoo!

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          Teddi14 LM 8 years ago

          Very nice lens. I can she how everyone would be laughing! 5 *'s

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          thewishpearl 8 years ago

          [in reply to Joan4] Thank you Joan, I appreciate the feedback!

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          K Linda 8 years ago

          Sounds hilarious! Great idea for a lens. 5*'s.

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          Joan4 8 years ago

          sounds hilarious! might try this one on our girls weekend to the beach! Great lens idea, too!

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          gia combs-ramirez 8 years ago from Montana

          Well, this is going to become the card game of the 2009 summer season at the Diamond J Guest Ranch! It's sounds hilarious and fun!

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          rewards4life info 8 years ago

          Lovely lens! I love card games! =)

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          It was a fun game!

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          Sam 8 years ago from Australia

          Lovely lens, im always looking for fun and new card games to play with my friends, thankyou! :)

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          OMG...I played this game with Carole ...and it was really lots of fun..

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          Edit Photos 8 years ago from Earth

          Nice lens for a fun game. Welcome to Squidoo!

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          Mickie Goad 8 years ago

          It does sound like fun!

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          ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

          Sounds like fun.

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