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To play the donkey, you need a deck of 40 cards. Before starting the game you must remove three Knights, leaving only that of Spade, which will be the donkey. Will be distributed all the cards to the players one at a time (it often happens that some receive less card, but it is not a problem). After the deal, all players must take the people of the same value from his hand (two aces, two five, two knaves etc.. etc.) and put them in the center of the table.

The first player draws a card at random from the the man sitting to his right.

At this point you have two options:

  1. The Card is paired with another already present in your hands: In this case, the pair will be discarded and placed in the center of the table.
  2. The Card makes no pair: In this case, the player adds the card to his hand

After, it's the turn of the second player to repeat the same operation, since the third, fourth etc. etc.

Who exhausts cards in his hand, will be called "out" his game will be conclused. The game ends when all pairs have been discarded and there is only one player holding the donkey. Of course, who remains with the donkey in hand, will be the looser and this person will happily mocked by other players.


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