Mephits is one of the card games that The Dealer is particularly fond of. It is played using a standard deck of 52 cards.
Each player is dealt seven (7) cards. The player to the left of whoever deals plays first. Play initially moves clockwise. On their turn, each player plays a single card of higher value than the top card on the table. Each suit is assigned an element. Playing a card on top of an element it is strong against doubles its value for the play. Jack = 11, Queen = 12, King = 13. An Ace beats whatever it is played against, but loses to whatever is played on it. Queens skip the turn of the next player. Jacks reverse the direction of play. Any player who cannot play on their turn draws a card. The winner is the first player with no remaining cards. After each round, the person to the left of the last round’s dealer deals.
Clubs: Air – Beats Ice.
Diamonds: Ice – Beats Earth, Beats Fire.
Spades: Earth – Beats Fire.
Hearts: Fire – Beats Air, Beats Ice.