Jiggety, Joggety, Jig


  • Deck of playing cards


  1. Three to thirteen players can play this game.
  2. Deal the cards facedown evenly among the players. Place any extra cards faceup in the middle of the table.
  3. Each player holds his cards so that he can see them, but no one else can.
  4. The dealer chooses any card from his hand and lays it faceup in front of him.
  5. The player to the dealer's left checks for a card of the same number in his hand or among the leftover cards. If he finds one, he lays it down and shouts, "Jiggety!"
  6. If he doesn't, the next player to the left takes a turn.
  7. The next player to find a match lays it down and shouts, "Joggety!"
  8. The third player to find a match lays it down and shouts, "Jig!" which ends the round.
  9. The "jigger" gets to start the next round.
  10. The player who runs out of cards first wins the game.

Copyright © 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

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