Skip-Bo Card Game

Skip-Bo Card GameSkip-Bo is a deceptively simple but endlessly entertaining card game classic for 2 to 6 players, played with a 162-card deck consisting of 144 numerical cards (numbered 1-12) and 18 Skip-Bo cards, which function as wild cards.

Each player is dealt 30 cards (20 each if 5 or more players). Players use skill and strategy to create stacks of cards in numerical sequence 1 through 12. The objective is to get rid of all of your cards, while preventing your opponents from discarding their cards first. The first player to use all the cards in their stockpile wins!

Skip-Bo is a commercial version of the traditional card game Spite & Malice (as is a similar commercial game, Flinch).

Number Of Players: 2 to 6
Recommended Ages: 7 and up



Skip-Bo Games

  • Skip-Bo Card GameSkip-Bo Card Game
    Skip-Bo a game where each player is dealt a stockpile of cards and then attempts to win by playing all these cards on building piles in numerical sequence 1 through 12. Skip-Bo cards are wild! Wild cards, that is. The first player to put his or her cards in sequences wins. It's simple fun for the whole clan! Includes 162 cards and instructions. For 2 to 6 players or partners.
  • Skip-Bo Junior Card GameSkip-Bo Junior Card Game
    In Skip-Bo Junior, each player is dealt a stockpile of cards and then attempts to win by playing all the cards on building piles in numerical sequence from #1 through #10. The first player to get rid of all of their stockpile cards first wins! Skip-Bo Junior is great fun for ages 5 and up, and comes with simplified game rules and appealing, kid-themed graphics.
  • Skip-Bo Breakers Tile GameSkip-Bo Breakers Tile Game
    Skip-Bo Breakers is a fun twist on the the Skip-Bo card game adding fresh strategy and a surprising way to lead the play. The opening player decides the Set to be played: a single tile, pairs, running pairs, or straights. Players must match or break the tiles laid. Three or four of a kind is called a Breaker and can break any other Set played. The first player to get rid of all their tiles wins Skip-Bo Breakers!


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Skip-Bo Links

  • Skip-Bo at BoardGameGeek
    Learn about the Skip-Bo games, information, links, photos, and discussions.
  • Skip-Bo Rules
    Official rules to the game from its publisher, Mattel. [PDF]
  • Skip-Bo: Castaway Caper
    Explore a remote island teeming with Skip-Bo fun in Skip-Bo: Castaway Caper! With four unique game modes, challenging mini-games, and endless, family-friendly, Skip-Bo fun, Skip-Bo: Castaway Caper is an original adventure featuring one of the world's favorite card games.
  • Wikipedia Skip-Bo
    Information about the game from the free online encyclopedia, including history, brief rules, and variations.


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Last Update: November 8th, 2011