Spoons is a card game played with a standard deck and enough actual spoons for the number of players-1. The spoons are set in the middle of a table and the players sit around them. (The game is usually played with at least two decks) A dealer deals each player four cards. The person to the left of the dealer draws cards from the remaining deck, one by one, and discarding subsequently, attempting to get four of a kind. Only four cards can be held at one time. The cards that this player discards becomes the next player's draw pile, and that player does the same thing. Cards are continuously drawn and discarded in an attempt to get four of a kind upon availability. Once a player gets four of a kind, that player takes a spoon from the middle of the table. Thence forward, the other players must also take a spoon. The player left without a spoon loses.
A variant of this game is "Free-Money Spoons." -A Sharpie is required. Each time a person loses, one successive letter of the term "free money" must be written in Sharpie in that person's arm. The first person to get "free money" completely written across their arm loses.
A variant of this variant is that the word or term to be written across the person's arm may be a curse word or curse term.
*Playing this game -especially with the latter variant- may result in the players jumping onto the table in an attempt to obtain a spoon; this may subsequently result in the table breaking... so don't play it on your mom's diningroom table.
Spoons may also be played with forks or knives... at your own risk.