The Rules: You pick how you play the Flexdeck. Come up with new, unique games that mix the classics or play each on their own. We believe that house rules are official rules.
Below are rules we play by in our house and links to other helpful resources on the web that we've found. Here is a link to our YouTube channel with our growing list of how to videos . Please share how you play so we can with others.
Flexdeck Family House Rules: Pick How You Play
Shuffle the Flexdeck and deal 7 cards per player for all rounds.
Play a word game between each round of Rummy or domino games to determine which is played next.
Example Word Game: Players make the longest word they can using the cards in their hand. Longest word chooses whether Domino or Rummy is played in the next round.
Harder to use letters are paired with the higher suited playing card symbols (King of Hearts, etc.). In the case of a tie, player to have made the hardest word wins.
There are a lot of word games out there. Make Crosswords, find words from jumbles of cards, set rule variations for dominoes/card games, etc. Below are a few videos as well as written instructions. Also, here's a list of more word games on wikipedia.
A solo game we like to play with the letters is a variation of solitaire. To set up: make 11 piles of 5 cards each, turn the top card of each pile face up so that you can see the letters. The goal is to work your way through the entire Flexdeck making words from the letter combinations shown face up. From the letters shown on the table, can you make a word? If so, you can discard those letters. Turn over the next card from each of the piles that you were able to make a word from. With the new combination of letters now face up, can you make another word? If so discard those cards. You win when all cards from all piles have been used to make words. Making more piles of fewer cards will make it easier to win. Vice versa, do fewer piles if you want more of a challenge. Pro tip: There is only 1 'Q' and 2 'U's in the deck so in this game, you may want to be very careful about when you use your 'U".
Double-Six Dominoes Basics:
Did you know many scholars believe dominoes are actually the early predecessor to playing cards? With over 800+ years of history, folks have come up with a lot of different games you can with pips (dots). Below is a video of some basic rules to start but for more info and dominoes rules, Here's how you can get started!