1-7 players Suitable for ages 8+ Play time 45 minutes
Five Crowns is a card game for the whole family. It has original game play, but uses skills that you have obtained from playing your old favorites like hearts, spades and rummy.
Five Crowns has five Royal Families - the Stars, the Clubs, the Hearts, the Spades and the Diamonds - yes, five suits in the old usage, it allows a more equal chance of making a book or a run, effectively giving each player more possibilities to readjust their hand so as to go out.
Good players are able to take advantage of this and win more than an average number of games. The play starts with three cards and 3s are wild next hand has four cards and 4s are wild....working up to the last hand when Kings are wild.
Each of the royal families is portrayed in original art and has its own colors. The Renaissance designs result in cards that are beautiful to hold in your hand and give a "collector" feel to the game. Five Crowns is a fast paced, ingenious new game in eleven rounds. You may be winning, but before coveting the winner's crown, beware..