- One fewer number of spoons than there are players are placed in the center of the table (a la musical chairs).
- The goal is to get 4-of-a-kind by taking cards the player to your right has discarded, while discarding cards you don’t need to the player to your left.
- When a player has four of a kind in her hand (4 Queens, 4 eights, etc.), she yells out “SPOONS!”
- Everybody must then grab a spoon from the middle of the table and the player left without one gets a “letter.” When you spell S-P-O-O-N-S, you’re out.
Spoons is a card game that was very popular in the Martin household growing up. I’ve played a few variations of it over the years but the general idea remains the same.