- For 3 or more players.
- Use all playing cards.
- The object is to be the first person to discard
all cards from your hand.
The dealer passes out all cards to the players.
Players will repeatedly use the musical alphabet, A-G,
to play cards from their hands. The notes can be from any
The player to the left of the dealer begins with A and
discards, face down, as many A cards as he has (or pretends
to have), stating the letter and number. For example, "
1 A card."
The next player does the same with the next note. For
example, "3 B cards."
After each turn, the other players can challenge the
claim by saying, "Liar, Liar." The last player's cards are
then turned over. If they are correct, the person who doubted
him must take the entire pile of cards. If the cards are
not correct, the person who laid them down must take the
entire pile of cards. The person who takes the cards continues
the game with the next letter.
The first person to discard all of his cards wins the
game. This game can also go forever without a winner - but
it is great fun!
COUNT BASIE - a musical variation of MEMORY
- For 2 or more players.
all 15 note cards of one suite.
- The object is to
and collect the most cards.
Lay the cards face down to form a pyramid of some sort.
Players take turns trying to build the scale from the
lowest note to the highest. Each player turns over, and
must correctly name one card. When a person finds the lowest
note, he removes it and places it face up in a pile in front
of him. He then continues to play. If he finds the next
note, he does the same. If it's not the next note, he turns
the card back over and the player to his left continues.
One by one, the cards will be revealed and you'll need to
remember where the notes are.
The game is over when the last card has been taken.
The cards collected will determine your score, with the
"Bass E" (Basie) counting as 5 points and all other cards
counting as one.