Devil’s Bridge


The objective of Devil’s Bridge is to be the first player to get rid of all your cards by playing them onto the building piles or by capturing opponent’s cards.


  • Devil’s Bridge is played with a standard deck of 52 cards.
  • Shuffle the cards thoroughly and deal the entire deck evenly among the players. If there are more cards than players, some players may have an extra card.
  • Each player holds their cards face-down in a stack without looking at them.

Card Rankings:

  • The ranking of cards in Devil’s Bridge is as follows, from highest to lowest: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.


  1. The player to the left of the dealer starts the game by playing any card face-up onto the center of the playing area. This becomes the building pile.
  2. Play proceeds clockwise, and each player must play a card of the same rank or suit onto the building pile. For example, if a 7 of hearts is played, the next player can play any 7 or a card of hearts.
  3. If a player cannot play a card that matches the rank or suit, they must pick up the entire building pile and add it to their hand. Then, they play any card they wish to start a new building pile.
  4. The game continues until one player successfully gets rid of all their cards.
  5. Capture: If a player plays a card that matches the rank of the previous card on the building pile, they can capture the entire pile and add it to their captured cards pile.
  6. When capturing, players can also capture multiple cards of the same rank if they have a matching card in their hand.
  7. Players can choose to play their cards strategically to avoid capturing piles and force opponents to pick up cards.


  • Devil’s Bridge is typically played without scoring. The objective is simply to be the first player to get rid of all your cards.


  • The game ends when one player has successfully played all their cards, leaving no cards in their hand.


  1. Pay close attention to the cards played and try to anticipate when you can capture piles or avoid capturing them.
  2. Save cards of high rank or cards that match the previous card played to set up capturing opportunities.
  3. Be mindful of the cards your opponents play and adjust your strategy accordingly.
  4. Remember, you can capture multiple cards of the same rank if you have a matching card in your hand.
  5. Consider holding onto lower-ranked cards to increase the chances of opponents having to pick up the building pile.
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