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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The game continues until one player successfully gets rid of all their cards.
- 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.
- When capturing, players can also capture multiple cards of the same rank if they have a matching card in their hand.
- 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.
- Pay close attention to the cards played and try to anticipate when you can capture piles or avoid capturing them.
- Save cards of high rank or cards that match the previous card played to set up capturing opportunities.
- Be mindful of the cards your opponents play and adjust your strategy accordingly.
- Remember, you can capture multiple cards of the same rank if you have a matching card in your hand.
- Consider holding onto lower-ranked cards to increase the chances of opponents having to pick up the building pile.