How to play Kings in the corner

Kings in the corner

Kings in the corner, also sometimes called Kings corner is a multiplayer (2 to 4 players) card game played with a 52-card deck (with no jokers), much like Solitaire. The objective is to get rid of all your cards. Here is how you play Kings in the corner.

Setting the table

  1. You need a deck of the standard 52 cards so if it came with jokers, extra or instruction cards, remove them. Now shuffle all the cards and give out seven cards to each player. You need to deal one card to each player in succession until there are seven with each player. Give them out in a clockwise direction starting from the player of your left.
  2. In a cross pattern, place the top four cards of the pile face up so that one card faces each of the four directions of North, South, East and West. If any turns out to be a King, move it to one of the four corners (spaces between the four cards) and place a new card where the king was before. Then, place the remaining stack in the middle of the four cards. The piles created by these four cards are called foundation piles.
  3. The players should pick up their cards and keep them concealed from the other players.
Kings in the corner
Kings in the corner

Playing Cards Kings in the corner

  1. Let’s start!

First of all, decide who is to go first. The first player will pick up the first card in the deck and each player will do so in their turn. After picking up the card, player one can begin discarding cards.

  1. A player can either discard a King to one of the corners to start a king foundation pile or, they can discard card to any one of the foundation piles. The rules to discard cards are as follows:
  • The discarded card must be of the opposite color and one value smaller than the card below it.
  • The sequence of the cards must be King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 2, Ace. You can discard cards only according to this sequence.
  • When a player places a card on top of any pile, it must be placed such that the cards below will also be visible.
  • If the last card in a pile is an Ace, then no other card can be placed on top of it. It can only be merged with another pile.
  1. The player whose has his turn can also merge piles if it would complete the sequence. Once a pile has been merged, the empty space can be filled by the player who merged it, with any card. One can only merge piles if the merging completes the sequence and also the alternating pattern of red and black. Once a pile is complete, it can be shuffled back into the center deck.
  2. After one player has made all his possible moves, it’s the next player’s turn. If one cannot make a move after picking up a card, the next player has his turn. If the deck in the center finishes, continue playing without it.
  3. The player who finishes his stack of cards first will win the game!

Now that you know how to play it, it’s time to enjoy! There are also many more variations that you can try out next.