- Deck of playing cards
- Up to thirteen players can play this game, but it works best with three to six.
- Assemble four cards of the same number for each player.
- Shuffle the cards and deal four to each player.
- Each player looks at his cards to see if he has four of a kind (of the same number). If nobody does, each player passes one unwanted card facedown to the player on his left.
- The players look at their cards again. If nobody has four of a kind, the players pass again until someone has four of a kind.
- When someone has four of a kind, instead of passing a card he quietly makes a pig snout by pushing up the tip of his nose with his finger.
- As the other players notice the player making a pig snout, they stop passing and do the same.
- The last player to make a pig snout must deal the cards for the next game.
- Donkey: The first player with four of a kind quietly lays his cards on the table but continues passing cards. As each player notices, he does the same. The last player to notice gets a D. Play until one child gets D-O-N-K-E-Y.
- Spoons: In the middle of the table place a pile of spoons (one spoon fewer than the number of players). When one player gets four of a kind, he grabs a spoon. As the other players notice, they quickly grab spoons, too. The player left without a spoon deals the cards for the next game.
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