Tobar Poo Head, Mixed
About this deal
If someone completes a set of four cards of the same rank on top of the discard pile (either by playing all four cards at once or by equalling the previous play), the whole pile is removed from play, and the same player who completed the four of a kind takes another turn, playing any card or set of equal cards to start a new discard pile. Therefore, if the next player after you plays a joker, the turn comes back to you and you must now beat your own previous play, or take the pile.
If an eight is played on a seven, it will be the person who played the seven who has play a lower or equal card (or another eight or a ten). If the card is playable, as in it is equal or higher rank than the previous card played, your turn is over and play passes on.
The game is probably of Scandinavian or Nordic origin: it may be descended from the very similar Swedish game Vändtia ( "turn ten") and it is quite closely related to the Finnish game Paskahousu ( "shit pants"). The first version of the page was based on a contribution from Michael Labranche, and Jim Curtis, Ciaran Gultnieks, Sean Daly, William Putt, Jane Guarducci and Cristian Seres have added variations.
Some play that in the endgame, when a player has face up cards on the table but no cards in hand, if the player cannot ot does not wish to play a face up table card, they simply pick up the play pile, leaving all their face up table cards in place.When you are playing your face-up cards and cannot (or do not wish to) play a card of equal or higher rank than the card(s) played by previous player, you add one of your face-up cards to the pile before taking the whole pile into your hand. A ten may be played on any turn, whatever the top card of the discard pile is (or even if the pile is empty). A different method of dealing is commonly used: first deal a row of three cards face down to each player; then deal a hand of six cards face down to each player.
A while ago I wanted to learn how to make simple browser games, Shithead is my favorite card game, and so that's what I made! Reverse Shithead is a variation contributed by Andrew Duthie, which includes a reverse phase where beating the previous player's card is compulsory but disadvantageous. Shithead is a beating game in which the players try to avoid being the last to get rid of all their cards.If it is your turn and you are unable or unwilling to play, you must collect all the cards from the discard and add these cards to your hand. If you pick up you do not play any cards on that turn, but your left hand neighbour, who is next in turn to play, starts a new discard pile by playing any card or set of equal cards she wishes.