Naughty King – A simple party card game

2-6 players (3 recommended).


The goal of the game is to have no Kings, Queens, or Jacks in your hand and then reveal The Bedroom while one of the following combinations are present within it:

1 King and 1 Queen.
1 King and 1 Jack.
1 King, 1 Queen, and 1 Jack.


Shuffle the cards and place 4 cards face down in the middle of the table.
These cards are The Bedroom.

Deal cards clockwise until all players have 4 cards. A player’s cards are private and must not be shown to other players.

Put the remaining cards face down in a pile on the table next to the 4 cards making up The Bedroom. This pile is called The Stairs.

Take the top card of The Stairs and place it face down next to The Stairs pile. This new pile is called The Gutter.


A player’s turn starts by the player revealing 1 card from their hand face up on the table. The player must perform one of the following actions based on what the card is:

1 (ACE) – Reveal
The player must reveal all of the cards in The Bedroom.

2, Choose 2 cards from your hand and place them in The Gutter. Draw 2 cards from The Stairs.

3, Choose 3 cards from your hand and place them in The Gutter. Draw 3 cards from The Stairs.

4, end your turn.

5, end your turn.

6, end your turn.

7 – Join
The player must add 1 card of choice from their hand to The Bedroom without revealing that card to anyone else.

9 – Peek
Choose 1 card in The Bedroom and place it face up. Once everyone has seen it, place it face down again.

Choose a player to perform a Rotation

10 – Insider
Choose one card in The Bedroom and look at it without revealing it to anyone else. Place it face down in the same spot.

KING, QUEEN or JACK – Rotation
Choose one card in The Bedroom and place it in The Gutter without looking at it.
Choose a card from your hand and place it face down in its place in The Bedroom.

Designed by

Jesper Brun Halfter