"Threes" is a specific version of Shithead - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shithead_(card_game)
This page documents a proposal to ratify the houserules played amongst friends in 2022, for ongoing play into 2023.
The aim of the game is to have no cards.
Each player is dealt three separate hands of 3 cards.
- 3 cards face down to the table. These are not seen till they're played blind at the end of the game
- 3 cards face up to the table. All players see these, but they're not used till there are no cards in hand
- 3 cards to the hand. This is the hand for the majority of the game.
After dealing, and before play, players may trade cards between their hand and the face-up table cards.
Players aim to get rid of all their cards.
Each players turn involves adding 1,2 or 3 cards to the central stack, if possible, then drawing cards to bring their hand up to 3. If they have more than three cards in their hand, they do not need to draw. If a player cannot play a card, then they must pick up the stack to their hand, after which they immediately play again.
All cards a player plays must be the same numeric value, and by default, must equal or exceed the current top card value on the pile. Special cards can be wild and/or have a "power". They are as follows.
|Card||When it can be played (default/wildcard)||what it does||notes|