I had mentioned some of the best games our family plays a few weeks back, and the folks who make Karma offered to send me a game to try and share it with all of you. We started playing it on Christmas and we were hooked – so much so that we didn’t even play any of our go-to’s during the holidays!
Karma reminds me so much of the game I played in high school and college – Asshole – but with a bit of a twist. I guess since Karma technically isn’t a drinking game, the makers of the game have made it a bit more challenging.
Here’s how to play:
- You start out by receiving 3 cards that you put face down. You aren’t allowed to look at these cards during the duration of the game, until you have no other cards left to play.
- You receive 6 cards. You put your 3 best cards – your “Karma cards” or highest cards – face up on top of your cards that you have placed face down. You can’t touch these until you get rid of the cards in your hand.
- You then have 3 cards in your hand, and go around in a circle, each putting a card of equal or higher value. You can use your Karma cards throughout and if you cannot use a Karma card or beat the card being played, you pick up all the cards in the pile.
- Once you discard all your cards in your hand, you can begin using the cards on the table, using the cards that are face up first.
- Think once you are out, you win? Guess again. There are some Karma cards in the deck instructing the player to give a pile to a friend – so you could easily be called back in to play.
We had a lot of fun playing this game during Christmas and New Year’s. I like that it moves pretty fast. I think it’s good for groups, but could be a little boring if there are only 2 players. We will definitely be breaking out Karma though for game nights moving forward.
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