Collapse – The House of Cards Game

The other day, I was over at a friend's house, and someone brought out a box of playing cards. There must've been for five decks there, and no one could agree on which game they wanted to play. Some want to play bridge, others poker, and then they could not decide on all the variations of those types of card games.

The kids wanted to play Go Fish, one of the adults wanted to play solitaire on her own, and things were not working out. Since most of the people in the home were left-leaning Democrats, and rather fancy themselves smarter than everyone else and really want to build a perfect utopia, I made a suggestion just for kicks.

I told him that we should play "Collapse" and I'm not really sure what the name of the game is maybe I should have called it "Detroit", but it's when you build a house of cards, and that you allow people to take cards out without allowing the whole thing to come crashing down. If you take out the wrong card, it is much the same as taking an apple from the bottom of the pile at the grocery store, all the apples end up on the floor, and you end up looking like; a big dummy.

Still, did you know there are multiple ways to play that game? One way is to see how big you can build the house of cards without it crashing down, and the other is to see how many cards you can take out. For those that like "groupthink" or a collaborative team effort, you can break people up into teams and the team can decide which card to take out, as this also works well, and those who are left-leaning of the political spectrum find this more intriguing – maybe because it is all-inclusive?

So we ended up having each team build their homes of cards no more than seven stories high. Then after they were completed we allowed each team to take turns taking one card out of which ever house they chose. If your team collapsed one of the houses of cards, your whole team was out. The others kept playing. I do not know why I ended up making up those rules, but I did, and everyone loved it so much, they were taking pictures while we were playing and posting it on their Facebook page.

If you are looking for something fun to do, and if your friends are groupthink type people, and left-leaning on the political spectrum, they might really like playing the game "Collapse" using these rules, which I think is very apropos because socialist countries always come crashing down in the end; like a house of cards. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.