Yellow dwarf – learn how to play with

By: Dennis B. B. Taylor

Welcome to the Yellow Dwarf

Card Rankings: The cards in Yellow Dwarf follow the standard order, with Aces being the lowest card. However, there are five special “taker cards” that allow you to win chips.

Type of Game: Yellow Dwarf is a fast, simple, and user-friendly gambling game.

Audience: Yellow Dwarf is suitable for players of all ages.

How to Play Yellow Dwarf

The Yellow Dwarf board is divided into five trays, each representing one of the taker cards: the 10 of Diamonds, the Jack of Clubs, the Queen of Spades, the King of Hearts, and the 7 of Diamonds. The 7 of Diamonds, also known as “The Yellow Dwarf,” is the most important card in the game.

At the start of each round, all the chips are distributed equally among the players. Then, each player places their bets in the different trays as follows:

– 1 chip on the 10 of Diamonds

– 2 chips on the Jack of Clubs

– 3 chips on the Queen of Spades

So, let me break it down for you. In this card game, I start by placing 4 chips on the King of Hearts and 5 chips on the 7 of Diamonds. Then, we divide the deck of 52 cards equally among us players. We keep a certain number of cards hidden, which I won’t reveal just yet.

Now, the number of cards we get depends on how many players are in the game:

  • If we have 3 players, we each get 15 cards. And we have to discard 7 cards.
  • With 4 players, we each get 12 cards and discard 4 cards.
  • If we have 5 players, we get 9 cards and discard 7 cards.
  • If we have 6 players, we get 8 cards and discard 4 cards.
  • For 7 players, we each get 7 cards and discard 3 cards.
  • And if we have 8 players, we each get 6 cards and discard 4 cards.

So, there you have it. That’s how we get the cards distributed in this game. Now, let’s see who will come out on top!


Hey there! Today, I want to show you how to play the super fun Yellow Dwarf card game. The goal of this game is to get rid of all your cards as fast as you can. And the best part? It’s super easy to learn!

So, here’s the deal: the main objective is to discard your cards in ascending order, starting from Ace and going all the way up to King. Suit doesn’t matter at all!

Alright, here’s how it goes. The first player gets to start the game by discarding a card of their choice. You can pick any card you like! Let’s say you start by discarding the 3 of Diamonds.

After that, it’s time for the next player to make their move. They have to play a card that comes after the one that was just discarded. For example, if you played the 3 of Diamonds, the next player could play the 4 of Spades, and then the 5 of Spades, and so on.

Oh, and I almost forgot! Whenever you discard a card, you have to announce it out loud. This way, everyone knows what card you played.

All the cards that are played form a pile on the table. This is called the discard pile, and it’s there for everyone to see.

Now, here’s the tricky part. When a player can’t play a card that comes after the one on top of the discard pile (let’s say they just played a 5 and don’t have a 6), they have to say “without 6” to let everyone know they can’t continue the sequence. Then, the player to their right gets a chance to play.

And that’s it! The game keeps going like this, with each player taking turns and trying to get rid of all their cards. Simple, right?

So, if you’re looking for a fast-paced card game that’s tons of fun, give Yellow Dwarf a try. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

If nobody can keep going (like nobody has a 6), I get to move to the next card because I was the last person to play in our game of cards. In our case, we got to move to the next card because someone played a 7.

When I play a king, I can start again at any number I want. It’s cool to have that choice!

If I play one of the special cards (like the 10 of diamonds, jack of clubs, queen of spades, king of hearts, or 7 of diamonds), I have to say, “…who takes” with the name of the card (for example, “queen who takes” if I play the queen of spades). Then, I get to take all the bets in the trays that match my card(s). But if I forget to say it, I can’t take anything later.

Yellow dwarf - learn how to play with


Winning in this game is a matter of strategy and timing. Here’s how it works:

When you’ve played all your cards and you’re left with just one, it’s time to call it quits. Say “I Quit” and the round will come to an end. Now here’s the interesting part: the other players have to give you a number of chips equal to the number of cards they still have in their hands. So the fewer cards they have, the more chips you’ll get!

But that’s not all. If you happen to have one of the special “taker” cards in your hand when you call “I Quit,” or if you forget to announce “who takes” when you play it, you’re in for a surprise. You’ll have to double the contents of the corresponding box. It’s a risky move, but it could pay off big time!

After the round ends, a new one begins. All 52 cards are dealt again, and everybody has to place their bets in the five trays. Make sure you choose wisely and think ahead!

Here’s the catch: if you run out of chips at the start of a new round, the game is over for you. The player with the most chips left in their possession wins the entire game. So be strategic, manage your chips wisely, and go for the big win!

Yellow dwarf - learn how to play with


Lots of ways to play. Here are some variations for you:

1. Extend the Game: Keep playing rounds until there’s only one player left who can still bet. That player is the winner.

2. Go Harder: In this version, the player who wins each round gets a number of bets equal to their remaining points, not cards:

  • – A trick (Jack, Queen, King) is worth 10 points.
  • – Other cards are worth their face value (a 5 of Hearts is worth 5 points, for example).

3. Grand Opera: If you manage to place all your cards in a row without anyone else playing, you collect all five trays!

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