What Are Some of the Rules of "Kings in the Corner"?


Quick Answer

To play "Kings In the Corner," two to six players are each dealt seven cards, while four cards are placed face-up in layoff piles. Players place the rest of the cards face down in the center. The player who gets rid of all of his cards first wins.

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Four corners of the surface of play are reserved for the four King cards. Players move any Kings placed in the layoff piles to a corner, leaving the layoff pile open. Play begins with the player on the dealer's left side and moves clockwise around the surface of play. On each turn, each player must draw a card from the center pile and can play any number of cards in his hand as long as it is valid.

All four King cards are consider the foundational cards for the for corner piles. Players place cards on top of the King in descending order and alternating colors. Aces are the lowest cards, and players cannot place any other cards on top of them. Players place the cards in the layoff piles in descending and alternating order and may move cards onto another pile in play when the foundation card matches the top card of that pile. When a layoff pile empties, another card of any number or color can take its place to begin a new stack of cards in descending order.

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