How to play the candy cane game

Play the Candy Cane Game


This is the Christmas Version of the game Spoons

Arrange the Candy Canes in a small circle. Throughout the game you will use one less candy cane then the number of people playing. I.E. Five people, you will have four candy canes.

The dealer will pass out four cards to each player. Once everyone has their four cards the dealer will place the remaining deck face down and draw a card off the top of the deck

The dealer will then discard one card face down to the person to the left. This will continue around the table with each person picking up the card passed to them & discarding a card to their left.

The very last person will create a “garbage pile.” In the event that the dealer goes through the whole deck, then the “garbage pile,” will be used to draw from.  

The first person to get four of a kind will take a candy cane. This is the fun part. Be sneaky about it, or dive in and claim it.

Once the first candy cane is taken everyone must scramble to grab a candy cane. Like musical chairs, someone will be left in the dust.

The person left without a candy cane gets an elimination letter, “C.” Once the word C-A-N-D-Y (Shorter Version) or C-A-N-D-Y C-A-N-E-S is spelled out that person is out of the game.  

To make it more fun and competitive, if some one breaks a candy cane, they get two letters, for instance, “C-A.” (If all the candy canes get broken, you can always switch to spoons!) 

 Players keep playing until there is only one person left. The last person to not have, Candy or Candy Canes spelled out is the winner!  

Use any crushed candy canes as a topper over whipped cream in some hot cocoa.

  • 1.0 Candy Cane for Each Person Playing Less One
  • 1.0 Deck of Cards
  • 1.0 Pen & Paper