How to Play: Anaconda

Filed under: Kids' Games, Activities: Big Kids, Activities: Tweens, Activities: Teens

Pass the cards to your left in Anaconda. Credit: robad0b, Flickr

What you need: Up to eight players and a deck of playing cards.

How to play: Each player is dealt six cards. Then they each select the three lowest value cards to be passed to the player on their left, setting these cards on the table near their left-most opponent. No players may look at their new three cards until everyone has made a pass. Afterward, the players repeat the process, only with two cards, then again with one card, until everyone has five cards.

The rules: There are several variations of this game, such as altering the number of starting cards, altering the number of cards passed and incorporating the Joker cards.

How to win:
The player with the best five card Poker hand at the end of the game wins.

What else you need to know:
Anaconda is a variation of Poker, and is also known as 3-2-1 Anaconda or 3-2-1 Left.

Related: More Kids' Games

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