Kemps game is considered to be the matching card game for 2-6 teams with 2 players in each. You may also find this game by the names: Kent, Party, Signals, Quems, Twa, Cash, Campers, Jabers, Peanut Butter and Squares.
The game is played with a regular 52-card deck.
The origin of Kemps game is unknown and it's believed that the game is learned from fellow to fellow.
Kemps Game Basics
The principle aim of the Kemps card game is to gather a hand with 4 cards of the same rank. Plus you are to signal this fact to a partner who must yell "Kemps!" before the rival team understands that the four of a kind is gathered.
The team wins the round and receives a letter (K-E-M-P-S letters actually - one by one) and thus the first team which collects the whole word - wins the game. It's not out of place to mention that the spell word variations are possible.
Before the actual gameplay starts the teammates discuss in which way they are going to signal the four of a kind accumulation. It may be gesturing, yelling, tapping or etc. The variations are innumerable. Also you may easily choose the variant which will confuse the opponents and provoke funny situations.
As it already been mentioned, the object of the game is to gather four of a kind, give a signal to your teammate who must yell the cherished word by-turn. In addition the Kemps activity possesses the next card game rules to know:
Kemps Game Scoring
The Kemps gameplay ends in 3 ways usually:
Being a very popular game - the Kemps possesses a lot of intra-game variations with different rules and peculiarities. We have mentioned the basic one in this article.