A NEW CHIP OPTION

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The poker chip pictured above is our new “I’m going into my foot” chip to notify other players you are just that much closer to going out and winning the hand. Available for purchase now.

Our New Cards are Shown on our Home Page

The 6 American Hand-n-Foot special playing cards being held up in the photo on our Home Page are showing a new paint job for 2021 and beyond.  It you don’t notice a difference I will tell you what it is….the color on the back covers the entire back of the card, previous cards had the traditional white border around the edges.   Ignore the black outline on the cards, That is there for display on the page. 

Hope you like them!!

 

American Hand-n-Foot Official Rule Change

 

Hello to all, we hope that you are enjoying your weather, wherever you may be.  It is frigid (23 below zero) here in the Midwest !  Happy Valentine’s Day belatedly!

We have reprinted and made a slight revision on our instruction sheet.  Prior to any revision, we read and discuss the current instructions as well as take into account any comments or suggestions we have received from any of our American Hand-N-Foot players.   With any revision, our goal is to help our players understanding of the game.

The main change is in the play of the Wild card.  We have always maintained in our instructions that when a wild card is discarded it “freezes” the discard pile so the only play for the next player is to draw 2 new cards.

Joan and I discussed this at length,  and feel that it will add another fun “new twist”, thought filled  aspect to the game for the player who is considering what to discard.  Therefore,  in the new printed instruction sheet it will say that if a player discards a Wild card, the next player has the option to pick up from the discard pile, PROVIDING that player has 2 “Wild” cards in their hand. 

We hope you enjoy this change.

 

  

Service is Alive and Well Here!

From Steve in Florida: “I received my package yesterday.  I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for the great service.”
Thanks Steve, we love to receive these comments!  This is what we strive for.

Michigan Game Player Talks #familyentertainment!

“Funneling user stories so that as an end result, we create a better customer experience.”

 It’s always fun to hear from people who enjoy the AHNF game and are experiencing #familyentertainment! 

Following is a note we recently received from one of our game lovers.

Joan: Got our cards today. Thank you. We learned to play American-Hand-N-Foot at our “Over 55” park when we were spending our winters in Texas. I played with the girls and love the game. We taught our husbands to play too.

Now that we are spending our winter in Michigan and are restricted on our activities, my husband and I are playing 1 game every day and keeping track of our wins. This is our favorite pass time-looking forward to it every day.

American-Hand-N-Foot-the game- It’s Really This Family’s go to Game!

We received the below comment today from a good customer and longtime player:

Hi Jerry and Joan–I wanted to thank you for sending all the special American-Hand-N-Foot games! We received them all.

My mother in law lives with us and we’ve played with the game she has for a number of years.

She decided she wanted to give a game to each of her children and grandchildren for Christmas this year since it’s become a favorite family game–so, all 25 games have been wrapped, labeled, and shipped as needed!

Thanks again! Happy Holidays!

WOW!  Thank you for this very nice compliment!

American-Hand-N-Foot Game Reaches Milestone

We have all of you to thank for this to happen; we have shipped American-Hand-N-Foot to 26 of the 48 Continental United States.  Eventually we are hoping to make a claim to have shipped to all the contiguous United States.

Thank you for talking about American-Hand-N-Foot, introducing the game, teaching the game, asking others to play the game and for sure purchasing the game.

This has been a totally fun experience for Joan and myself.  Just listening to your game experiences has made it exciting for us! We often make the comment to each other that if only Norma and Dot were still with us how excited they would be!!

A WELCOME COMMENT FROM ONE OF OUR GAME PLAYERS IN THE GREAT STATE OF FLORIDA

Nice Comment from Florida

I asked Diane how she became an AHnF Player and this is the pleasant response I received;

Our friends brought this game down from Wisconsin.

The rules were so different than the original hand and foot I wasn’t sure I would like it.  It didn’t take long though to become addicted. We play at least four times a week now!

Kind Regards,

Diane

When I said to Diane that Wisconsin is the capital of American Hand n Foot she said, “Leedsburg, FL may well become the reining capital!

Thanks Diane,

Jerry

Group Plays Game for Hours and Hours

Jeannie from MO ordered a game for her brother, who resides in Utah, for his birthday.

What a testimony we heard from Jeannie today!  Sooo Much Fun to listen her story and other very similar stories.  It  is what keeps us going, thank you, thank you!

She says her  group of 7 gets together often at Lake of the Ozarks in MO and when they do it’s a MARTHON game, Playing for as many as 14 hours at a time.  It goes without saying that these folks are longtime friends having gone through grade school, high school and college together.

Jeannie, we hope that our game has not only given your group many hours of fun times but that it has also strengthened your wonderful friendships.

Now that will be very tough to beat, Jeannie!  Thank you!  We are so happy you folks LOVE our game!

Happy Easter

We extend our greeting to all who visit us here and those who play and enjoy our “best card game”.  This Easter will be one that is far different than any I have experienced, more than likely you as well.  Never the less, it is still Easter with the same wondrous meaning so we are sending our sincere wish for you;

HAPPY EASTER!

 

Red Chips in Our Card Game, Why?

What is the reason for chips in the game??

Early in the development stage of our game Dot, one of the twin founders, was determined to have something significant to make sure everyone in the game KNEW that a player was in their “Foot” and is likely closer to going out so be aware!

The first thing she came up with was that each of the players were to choose our own unique “sound” for the event.  My “sound” was to use my mouth and blow making a trumpet sound.  The tune was the trumpets “Charge”!  Others had their own unique sounds, it was kind of fun and sort of sappy at the same time!  #familyentertainment

Dot continued to look for something better to use and one day came home with 6 very nice children’s books and proceeded to cut from the book the attached frogs which when pushing downward on the frog it made a croaking noise.  That was our “going into the foot warning” until later Dot making the decision along with Auntie to change these indicators to the presently used red chips.

Hope you can enjoy this little story and that you are staying safe and healthy during these very trying days.

Jerry

 

Question re. Best Card Game

January 9, 2020

Is it allowed to add wild cards to a book that is already completed? Wild Card, Flag or Joker to dirty (black) book or Flag only to clean (red) book?

That came up tonight as we were playing.

Thanks!

 

Answer:

Hello AHNF best card game Player, greetings from the state of 10,000 lakes!

Thank you for your question. It’s always fun to hear from our game players as you play through these things and have a desire to check it out so everyone is playing the correct way!!

To answer your question: NO, you may not add Wild cards to already completed books. 

To help to clarify this for you, none of the Wild cards or Flag card may be played on a book once the book is completed/closed.
The only card that can be played on a completed book is a card that the book is made of. i.e… if your book is made of six’s and closed up you may add a six or six’s.

Part of the process of playing a hand a person may realize they have a lot of wild cards and this makes the individual think beyond the norm as to “how will I handle this” before my neighbor goes out! But, sorry, you may not add Wild cards to already completed books. In that same vein, you may not make a book of only Wild cards and you may not make duplicate books ( i.e. only one book of sixes).

#bestcardgame

 

 

A Faithful AHNF Player

Bonnie has been our Facebook friend 4 years and has been playing the game at least that long! Thank you, Bonnie. You are a valued customer.

 

Bonnie and Joan

Showing a good Customer
A photo of our founders is held for display by Bonnie and Joan

Work Behind the Scene

Work is continuing in our “office” to resupply our complete games so we will be ready for orders as they come in. All of our customers know that we ship FAST after the receipt of an order and we of course want to remain at the ready! In this photo Joan and our Granddaughter are assembling games.

Some behind the scenes work!

 

4th of July Things to Consider

  • Salute a Veteran
  • Acknowledge this sweet land of liberty
  • The blessing of freedom
  • The signing of the Declaration of Independence
  • Today we celebrate

 

Be safe,

AMERICAN Hand n Foot

Is This Game Still Relevant?

Recently a very good long time customer came to our warehouse to pick up a number (6) of games.  During our exchange she questioned me about the game.  The question she asked is “is the game still popular”?  I was taken aback by this due to the fact she was picking up numerous games for different people which for me speaks to whether the game is still popular or not!

On the other hand, I suppose she doesn’t see the whole picture like we do so I will share some information with her and the rest of you.  We currently are shipping to 25 states in the US.  We have several customers who purchase multiple games for gifts and/or friends in a successful effort to save on the freight.  Wisconsin, which has been a leader in playing and loving this game, continues to support us and establish new areas of play!

New pockets of activity are springing up around the country including cruise ships, church groups, senior homes and others across the US from the state of Washington to Florida and Maryland to California and of course places in between.

Thank all of you for your support and the love you have shown, it is inspiring!

Flag Card is Unique

This is taken from our page of instructions with some additional explanation:

The FLAG card is a card with a twist.  It can be utilized as an IDENTICAL card or a WILD card.  *The FLAG card is the ONLY card that can be changed back and forth (from a Red Book to a Black Book) within the SAME TABLE GROUP at any time PRIOR to closing the book.  (This means a player has an option to call the book a black or a red book upon closing the book.  A PLAYER CANNOT PICK UP THE FLAG CARD AND PLAY IT IN A DIFFERENT GROUP OF CARDS.)  Our game adheres to the old adage that “a card laid is a card played”.

The option of making it a red (natural) book has to do with this; a player plays the FLAG card with 2 cards to help make a meld.  As the play continues the player ends up with 4 more of the natural cards that were played with the FLAG card.  At that point all 6 natural cards are played with the FLAG which makes the book RED or NATURAL.

The option of making the book a black book is usually when a player needs a black book to go out and has no hope of getting more of the natural card but has wild cards the player can play 2 more wild cards in the group, call the FLAG card a wild card along with 2 other wild cards and 4 natural cards and fold it up as a black book.