Should I Play Spoons?

Is Spoons fun to play?

Players: 3 – 6 players | Game Duration 30 – 30 mins |
Min. Age 7+ | Game complexity: EASY Genre: Card Games, Party Game
Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No |
Online Version: No

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What is Spoons about?

‘Spoons’ stands out for its simplicity, quick pace, and high energy. ‘Spoons’ is suitable for family gatherings, parties or gaming sessions to break the ice

‘Spoons’ combines elements of luck, speed, and observation. It’s played with a standard deck of cards and a number of spoons that are one less than the number of players. The game is easy to learn, making it accessible for players of all ages.

Summary of Gameplay

  1. Spoons are arranged in the center

  2. Deal four cards to each player from a shuffled deck.

  3. The dealer picks a card from the deck, decides whether to keep it, and passes one card from their hand to the next player.

  4. This continues around the circle, with each player discarding a card and passing it to the next player.

  5. The goal is to collect four cards of the same rank (e.g., four 7s).

  6. Spoon Grab:

    • As soon as a player has four of a kind, they discreetly grab a spoon from the center.
    • Once a spoon is taken, all other players must also grab a spoon as quickly as possible.
    • The player who fails to grab a spoon is out of the game.
  7. Elimination:

    • The game continues with one fewer player and one fewer spoon until only one player remains, who is declared the winner.

Game Mechanics

  • Speed and Reflexes: Quick decisions on which card to keep and pass.
  • Observation: Keeping an eye on other players to notice when someone is about to grab a spoon is crucial.
  • Dexterity: Grabbing a spoon quickly requires a certain level of nimbleness.

Who does Spoons appeal to?

‘Spoons’ is a versatile game that appeals to a broad audience:

  • Families: The simple rules and fast pace make it ideal for family game nights, including children.
  • Party Groups: Its lively nature and the excitement of grabbing spoons make it a great icebreaker for parties.
  • Casual Gamers: Those looking for a quick, fun game without a steep learning curve
  • Younger Players: Kids and teens often enjoy the energetic and slightly chaotic aspects of the game.
Find out about Spoons


Condensed How to Play Spoons Rules Guide for rulebook haters
Official Spoons Rulebook

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