How to play Shithead
Your Ultimate Mission
Get rid of your cards as fast as you can. The loser a.k.a. the “Shithead” is the last player with cards in his hands. This player has to deal the cards in the next round.
Dealing the Cards
1) First, you get three 'facedown cards' and three 'faceup cards' on top. Another three cards below are your hand cards.
2) At the beginning of the game you can swap your ^best hand with faceup cards. This increases your chances in the end game.
1) Game starts with the first player putting his lowest card on the table and drawing a card from the deck.
2) The next player must play an equal or higher card…or take the stack.
3) You can play one to four cards of the same kind at once. Good to get rid of your cards quickly
4) When all your faceup cards are gone you continue with your face down cards. The player can chose freely which card to play. With the last card played the player is finished and not the Shithead.
There are several cards with special powers which make the game sometimes pretty strategic.