8 years & up. A card game for the whole family. Five Crowns® has five royal families; the Stars, the Clubs, the Hearts, the Spades, and the Diamonds. This allows a more equal chance of making a book or a run, effectively giving each player more possibilities to readjust their hand so as to go out. The play starts with 3 cards and threes are wild, the next hand has 4 cards and fours are wild -- working up to the last hand when Kings are wild. Each one of the royal families is portrayed in original art and has its own colors. This is a fast-paced, ingenious new game in eleven rounds. 2 - 7 players.