I don’t remember SPIT, but I do remember playing “War” on the top step of my stoop. This was a two-person game. You dealt 26 cards to each player, face down, and you each turned over one at a time. The player whose card had the higher value took both cards. If you both turned over a card with the same value, you had a “War”–you piled three cards on top (face down) and turned over the 4th card. The higher one took all the cards in the war. Sometimes there was a double war–really exciting! My friend Starlet and I sometimes had games that lasted for days.
I don’t remember it that way. Each person got half the deck. Each person made their solitaire hand with only five piles in front of them. Then with the remaining cards, on the count of three, each would say spit and put a card down into the middle. Just like solitaire you would set up your hand and put cards up on those center piles until you each had nothing else to put up and then you would say spit and put out another card. There were a variety of variable rules. Should you use two hands to move cards? Use alternating black and red color scheme? and more … I don’t see what a blank pile would be?
Did anyone ever play a game called SPIT? You had to make 5 piles and the first person to get rid of their cards would grab the smallest pile. this would go on until the person with no cards won. It’s a game of speed. My question – what are the official rules? Is there such a thing as a blank pile? Thanks in advance.
I loved Spit. Let me get my cards and try to remember how to play. OK, each player gets half the deck. Each lays out 5 piles of cards, top card turned up. Under each pack of cards like solitaire are cards facing down. 0 cards – 4 cards. Each player puts a card in the middle (2 piles in the middle). Either player can then add one of the cards from their solitaire hand on top of either middle pile if their card is 1 higher or lower than the top card. When nothing could be done on either hand by either person, you still had cards left and you’d say “Spit” and each would turn a card from your deck into the middle and try again. Is that it? Do you have to alternate colors? How do you open up a closed hand. In solitaire you can only move a king off a pile. Can any card be moved off in Spit?
Did anyone ever play “War”? Or “Steal the Old Man’s Bundle?” I had two brothers and sisters and we used to play “War” for hours. You dealt out all the cards and then each played a card. The higher card won and the winner took both cards. If the cards were equal, you had to say “I declare War”. Then each dealt out three cards face down and one card face up. Highest card wins all the cards. Object of the game is to get all the cards. – webdiva