How to Play 31 Card Game Rules Explained for Beginners

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Are you eager to learn how to play 31 card game? This quick guide will help beginners get started!


The goal is to have the highest total value of cards in the same suit, aiming for 31.


  • Deck: Standard 52-card deck.
  • Players: 2 to 9.

Game Play

  • Deal three cards to each player.
  • Remaining deck forms a draw pile; turn one card face-up next to it.
  • Players may draw from either pile, then discard one card.
  • Objective: Collect cards of the same suit totaling 31 or closest.


  • Numbered cards = face value.
  • Face cards = 10 points.
  • Aces = 11 points.

Ending the Game

  • Game ends when player knocks or a player has 31.
  • Reveal hands and compare scores.

Happy playing!

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