This game can be played by 2 to 8 players. Before you begin, remove 3 queens from the deck of 52. The queen that remains is the "Old Maid". Now, shuffle the cards properly, choose a dealer, and ask him/her to deal the cards evenly among the players. Every player will hold the cards in their hands and discard the ones that form pairs.
The game goes in clockwise direction from the left hand side of the dealer. The dealer will hold his cards face down and ask the player sitting to the left to pick a card randomly. If this card forms a pair with any card that the player holds, he/she will put the pair down and pull one more card from the dealer.
When everyone has done this, all the players should try to calculate the total of all the cards that are played. The first player who yells out the correct sum wins the round and keeps the cards. The game ends when one player acquires all the cards.
The object of the game is to make a set of 4 similar cards, or not to be the last one who notices that another player has made a set. Each player chooses a card that he/she wants to pass and keeps it to his/her left, simultaneously picking up the card placed at his/her right.
The game ends when a player successfully makes a set of four cards, puts a finger on his/her nose, and stops passing the cards. The other players should immediately stop passing the cards and put their fingers on their noses. The last one to realize that the game has ended is a PIG!