Nines is a closed game played with a single deck (52 cards). There are nine tableaus that contain one cards each.
Rules are easy to understand.
Odds of winning: Low
Win about 2 in 7 games (28%).
Less than 5 minutes per game.
Skill Level: All Luck
Winning is determined by luck. Little to no skill is involved.
How to Play Nines
Pair cards that add up to nine. Discard Nines individually. Create quads of Ten-Jack-Queen-King. Empty tableaus automatically fill from the stock.
In Nines the goal is to discard cards by pairing cards together. You win when there are no more cards remaining to pair.
- There are nine tableaus.
- Initially containing one card face up in each tableau.
- Pair cards that add up to nine regardless of their suit. Nines can discard on their own and do not pair with another card. Quads of Ten-Jack-Queen-King discard together.
- The top card is movable.
- Empty spaces are automatically populated with a card from the stock.
There are 7 games that have a similar play style to Nines:
- Elevens - Pair cards that add up to eleven. Create triples of Jack-Queen-King.
- Simple Pairs - Pair cards with equal rank and regardless of suit.
- Block Ten - Win when all but four remain. Pair cards that add up to ten. Pair Jacks, Queens, Kings.
- Shuffle - Pair cards up or down and regardless of suit and wrap around on Kings and Aces. There are eight tableaus.
- Tens - Pair cards that add up to ten. Create quads of Ten-Ten-Ten-Ten, Jack-Jack-Jack-Jack, Queen-Queen-Queen-Queen, King-King-King-King. There are thirteen tableaus.
- Thirteens - Pair cards that add up to thirteen. Discard Kings individually. There are ten tableaus.
- Doublets - Pair cards with equal rank and regardless of suit. There are twelve tableaus. Initially containing three cards face down and one card face up in each tableau.