Talk:Beggar-my-neighbour

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Has anyone else played the version for more than two players? Same rules, except if someone lays down a 7, the direction of play reverses; and if anyone makes a mistake, they have to lay down two cards. Multiple decks can be used. -- Jim Regan 23:58, 23 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Oh, and if a two is played, the next player is skipped - Jim Regan 00:03, 24 Oct 2003 (UTC)
Can you find a citation for this type of play? If so, please include it in the article. ErikTheBikeMan (talk) 01:50, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Arthurvasey (talk) 22:34, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Never played the version described above.

When we started playing it, we used to call it (for short) Four On An Ace, correctly called Four On An Ace, Three On A King, Two On A Queen and One On A Jack - bit of a mouthful.

Nanna and an aunt taught us to play a game (not sure of the spelling) she called Moasher Grill - same game - somebody else taught me Beat Your Neighbour - same game.

This was when we had outgrown Snap!

More than two players[edit]

I have only played this game according to the rules described in the article but with usually more than two players. User:Brenont 02:53, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Most versions of the rules I've seen online suggest the game for 2 or more players, but it does "make more sense" as a two player game. I've referenced a Guardian article to support 2+ players since it acknowledges that the game is primarily for 2, then introduces 3 or more. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.111.133.219 (talk) 11:08, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Random Chance[edit]

Shouldn't the random chance be "Complete"? Is there anything a player can do to influence the outcome of the game? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Altay8 (talkcontribs) 00:16, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

This is true it is often played as in things such as top trumps that when you are down to three cards you can chose the order of your cards which changes it from pure randomness.Tetron76 (talk) 11:39, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Protected?[edit]

This article seems to be protected from editing without any indication of when or how.--109.149.32.47 (talk) 22:55, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Beggar thy neighbour[edit]

I learnt this as a child from my late mother. We always called it "Beggar thy neighbour", but I have no sources to back this up. Does this variant ring true with anyone else? Martin of Sheffield (talk) 08:55, 4 September 2019 (UTC)