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I have come up with a new game called “Eight is Enough”
To play you need staff playing cards with a set of A- G. I recommend two sets of A-G for each player. Staff playing cards don’t have the answer of what note it is on the back. I have some flash cards I made. I suggest printing or copying them on card stock and then cutting them out.
Each player gets four cards and the rest of the cards go into a pile. Four cards are set around the pile, face up.
The youngest player goes first.
Each player takes turns building on the card that is face up. You can build up or down regardless of clef. So if the starting card is a Middle C you can put a Treble D above it or a Bass Clef B below it.
When you play a card you draw another card from the pile. If you have no card to play you forfeit your turn. You can trade in two cards in your hand for two cards in the pile, placing your two cards at the bottom. If you trade in two cards, your still forfeit your turn and may not play a card until the next turn.
The person who plays the eighth card wins the pile. The person who gets four piles is the winner of the game.
Variations: You could make the piles move up and down by intervals: 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. . You could also do chords.