Card game Liar rules

Liar is one of my favourite card games. It requires you to create a strategy so that no one can tell if you are telling the truth and you are putting the right card or cards on the table. It is also important not only to be able to hide the truth, but also to know when someone else is trying to deceive you. The rules of the card game Liar are quite simple. You can even play in several variations. Read this article to find out more.

Frequently asked questions

❓How many people can play Liar?

The game is open to players from 2 to 6 people.

❓How many cards do I need to play Liar?

You will need either one or two decks of cards (no jokers). Although the most commonly used 52 cards.

❓How do card ranks increase in Melagi?

Card values by strength: 2 of diamonds, 3 of clubs, 4 of diamonds, 5 of clubs, 6 of diamonds, 7 of diamonds, 8 of diamonds, 9 of diamonds, 10 of diamonds, Jack, Queen, King, Ace.

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Preparing for the game

You have to choose the person who will deal the playing cards. He or she must shuffle everything well and give each player the same number of cards.

Card game Liar rules

We will discuss three variations of the Lie card game. Try them all and choose the one you like best.

How to play Liar? Option 1

The first person to act will be the person to the left of the dealer. He chooses 1 card, puts it on the table and tells the dealer what kind of card it is: Wines, Clubs, Hearts or Drums. The player can either tell the truth or lie.

A man uses his hands to show that he is telling the truth

Next in line is the person to his left. (The whole game will be played clockwise). The second person must therefore place a card of the same type (as the first player mentioned) on top of the card already placed. Again, it is possible to lie.

Once a card is dealt, the third person continues, and so on. It is important that only the type of cards mentioned by the first player are in the whole pile.

Lie check

But it doesn't have to be like that - people still have to lie sometimes. If you suspect that someone has dealt a different card, you can tell that person during the turn that they are lying.

  • Well, if you're right, then the player who is confused will have to pick up the entire stack of cards on the table.
  • However, if he was right, you will have to pick up those cards yourself.

The person who was right continues to play.

Example of a game

Card Game Liar Rules - 4 cards
  1. John placed a card face down on the table, saying it was hearts.
  2. Agnes's card is also hearts.
  3. Rock also played a hearts card, but he was told "you lie". So I had to turn over my card. As you can see, he didn't lie - he was the King of Hearts. So whoever decides to check must take all the cards on the table.

End of game

The game ends when someone discards their last card. Then it is declared a winner and a new game is started.

Card game Liar - Option 2

As in the first case, the person to the left of the dealer starts the game. The game will again be played clockwise.

So the first player places 3 cards on the table. All three cards must be of the same rank. For example: three deuces, three 10s, three queens, etc. The rank of the cards placed is said out loud.

At the end of the first player's turn, the player to his left will continue to play. He must again place three cards of the same rank and say aloud what their rank is. Remember that if you don't have three of a kind, you can simply lie.

Lie check

If someone suspects that a lie has been told, they can say "you lied" and check what cards have been dealt.

  • If the lie is real, the person who lied will have to pick up all the cards on the table. It will then be the turn of the player who checked.
  • If the person who checked made a mistake and there was no lie, the person who decided to check takes the cards. The next player in line will be the player to the left of the person whose cards were checked.

Example of a game

How to play Liar with 9 Cards
  1. John placed three cards face up on the table and said they were three of a kind. The other players believed it.
  2. Agnes laid down her cards and said they were three of a kind. A man who didn't trust her appeared. Then Agnes had to turn over her cards. Well, as you can see in the example, it was two queens and one deuce - Agnes lied, so she has to take all the cards on the table.

End of game

The game ends when someone discards their last card. He wins the game.

Watch how to play Liar in the video below. Card game Liar rules for those who understand English, in this article.

How do I play Liar with Cards? Option 3

In this case, the dealer gives all players the same number of cards and places the last card face up on the table. This will be the type of card to be dealt by all players.

The first move is made by the person to the left of the dealer. He places the card.

Lie check

If someone doesn't trust you, you can say "you're lying" and check.

  • If a lie has been told, the person who lied must take all the cards on the table.
  • If there was no lie, all the cards are taken by whoever decided to check.

The turn then passes to whoever was right at the time of the check. He puts one card face down on the table and tells the type of card. The other players must place cards of the same type.

Example of a game

5 playing cards on the table - Card Game Liar Rules
  1. The dealer opened the six-pack of wines and placed it on the table for everyone else to see,
  2. John laid down his card, saying it was wines. The others believed it.
  3. Agnes also placed a wine card. Others believed again.
  4. Rock also put a wine card on the table. But another player decided to check it. And the checker was right. Rock's card was a ten of hearts.

End of game

In this case, the game is over when someone throws in their last card. That player wins.