Everyone should sit in a circle, either around a table or sitting on the ground, with the spoons placed in the middle of all the players.
Whoever is chosen to be the Dealer should deal each player four cards, and keep the remaining cards in a draw pile on their right side.
The goal of the game is to collect four cards with the same number, or four of a kind. As the dealer starts the game by picking up a card from the deck to their right, they also need to discard a card to their left so they never have more than four cards at a time.
Play continues around the circle with players picking up a card from their right side and discarding it to their left, and the person beside them picking up that card and repeating the action. As soon as somebody gets four of a kind in their hand, they must grab a spoon!
Once the first spoon is grabbed all the other players must scramble to grab a remaining spoon, until the slowest player is left without one. Whoever does not get a spoon earns a letter to the word SPOONS, and players are out of the game once they have spelled the entire word.