Five Crowns is rummy with a five-suited deck and a twist. The set collection aspect of rummy is basically the same, with groups of three cards in either runs or denominations making a valid meld. The twist is that in each hand the number of cards required to create a meld increases, from three cards in the first hand to thirteen in the last. Mar 16, 2017 - Keep track of your scores while playing Five Crowns. Free to download and print. First round is three cards with threes as wild, second round deal four cards and fours are wild. (Jokers are always wild.) Create rummy combinations, of runs or three or more of a kind, keeping all cards In hand until you can go out. Everyone gets one more draw after someone goes out. A Rummy-style game with 5 suits. Five Crowns is rummy with a five-suited deck and a twist. The set collection aspect of rummy is basically the same, with groups of three cards in either runs or denominations making a valid meld. The Game Setting. The game consists of two decks of 58 cards, with each deck containing 3 jokers and the following 5 suites: stars, diamonds, clubs, hearts, and spades. Each suite contains 11 cards, from 3 – 10, a Jack, Queen, and a King. The Dealing Stage. Before each dealing round, all 116 cards are shuffled.

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The Crown of Life in a stained glass window in memory of the First World War, created c. 1919 by Joshua Clarke & Sons, Dublin.[1]

The Five Crowns, also known as the Five Heavenly Crowns, is a concept in Christian theology that pertains to various biblical references to the righteous's eventual reception of a crown after the Last Judgment.[2] Proponents of this concept interpret these passages as specifying five separate crowns, these being the Crown of Life; the Incorruptible Crown; the Crown of Righteousness; the Crown of Glory; and the Crown of Exultation.[2] In the Greek language, stephanos (στέφανος) is the word for crown and is translated as such in the Bible, especially in versions descending from the King James Version.[3] These five rewards can be earned by believers, according to the New Testament, as 'rewards for faithfulness in this life'.[4]

Crown of Life[edit]

Martyrdom of Ignatius of Antioch from the Menologion of Basil II

The Crown of Life is referred to in James 1:12 and Revelation 2:10; it is bestowed upon 'those who persevere under trials.'[5][6] Online free casino games slots for fun. Jesus references this crown when he tells the Church in Smyrna to 'not be afraid of what you are about to suffer.. Be faithful even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.'[7]

Incorruptible Crown[edit]

The Incorruptible Crown is also known as the Imperishable Crown, and is referenced in 1 Corinthians 9:25.[2] This epistle, written by Paul of Tarsus, deems this crown 'imperishable' in order 'to contrast it with the temporal awards Paul's contemporaries pursued'.[8] It is therefore given to those individuals who demonstrate 'self-denial and perseverance'.[8]

Crown of Righteousness[edit]

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The Crown of Righteousness is mentioned in 2 Timothy 4:8,[2] and is promised to 'those who love and anticipate' the Second Coming of Christ.[9] These Christians desire intimacy with God.[10]

Crown of Glory[edit]

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The Crown of Glory is discussed in 1 Peter 5:4 and is granted to Christian clergy, who 'shepherd the flock in unselfish love being a good example to others' 1 Peter 5:2–4. [11][12]

Crown of Rejoicing[edit]

The Crown of Rejoicing is also known as the Crown of Exultation, or Crown of Auxiliary.[2] Delineated in 1 Thessalonians 2:19 and Philippians 4:1, it is given to people who engage in evangelism of those outside the Christian Church.[13] In the New Testament, Paul earns this crown after winning the Thessalonians to faith in Jesus.[14]

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  1. ^'Coleraine St Patrick W10 nave; north aisle; north; 2nd from east'. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  2. ^ abcdeThiessen, Henry Clarence (1979). Lectures in Systematic Theology. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. p. 389. ISBN9780802835291. As we have seen, when the Lord returns, he will judge believers for their works (Rom. 14:10; 1 Cor. 3:11-15; 4:5; 2 Co. 5:10). Everyone will be asked to give an account of the use he has made of the talents (Matt. 25:14-30), the pounds or minas (Luke 19:11-27), and the opportunities (Matt. 20:1-16) that have been entrusted to him. The day will declare whether a man has built of wood, hay, and straw or of gold, silver, and precious stones (1 Cor. 3:12). If of the former, his works will be burnt up, and yet he will be saved so as through fire (v. 15); if of the latter, he will receive a reward (v. 14). Scripture lists several crowns or trophies: the incorruptible or imperishable crown (1 Cor. 9:25), the crown of righteousness (2 Tim. 4:8), the crown of life (James 1:12; Rev. 2:10), the crown of glory (1 Pet. 5:4), and the crown of rejoicing or exultation (1 Thess. 2:19; cf. Phil. 4:1).
  3. ^Hastings, James; Selbie, John Alexander; Lambert, John Chisholm; Shailer Mathews (1909). Dictionary of the Bible. C. Scribner's Sons. p. 169. In AV, 'crown' represents two Gr. words: (1) stephanos (whence sephanoō, 'to crown'), (2) diadema; the former being the badge of merit of victory, the latter (found only in Rev 123 131 1912) the mark of royalty.
  4. ^Swindoll, Charles R. (25 September 2011). Insights on Revelation. Zondervan. p. 76. ISBN9780310590835. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  5. ^Tada, Joni Eareckson (11 May 2010). Heaven. Zondervan. p. 60. ISBN9780310872566. There's also the crown of life in James 1:12, reserved for those who persevere under trials.
  6. ^The Sabbath School Visiter. Massachusetts Sabbath School Society. 1839. p. 27. Retrieved 30 April 2014. And James says, in his epistle, that those who are tried 'shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.'
  7. ^Garlow, James L.; Wall, Keith (1 July 2009). Heaven and the Afterlife. Bethany House. p. 152. ISBN9781441204905. Retrieved 30 April 2014. The Crown of Life: This is awarded to those who have endured suffering, those men and women who 'gutted it out' through hardship and adversity. Jesus told the church in Smyrna: 'Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. . . . Be faithful even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.'
  8. ^ abGarlow, James L.; Wall, Keith (1 July 2009). Heaven and the Afterlife. Bethany House. p. 152. ISBN9781441204905. Retrieved 30 April 2014. This crown is called imperishable to contrast it with the temporal awards Paul's contemporaries pursued. The olive wreath-the 'crown' for competitors-was sure to wither away. The ever-enduring 'endurance crown' is given for profound examples of self-denial and perseverance.
  9. ^LaHaye, Tim; Hindson, Edward E.; Brindle, Wayne (2004). The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy. Harvest House Publishers. p. 340. ISBN9780736913522. Retrieved 30 April 2014. This crown is promised to those who love an anticipate our Lord's appearance. These are the ones who live in the light of eternity and the expectation of Christ's imminent return. So motivated, they will not be among those who will experience shame at Christ's coming (1 John 2:28).
  10. ^Garlow, James L.; Wall, Keith (1 July 2009). Heaven and the Afterlife. Bethany House. p. 152. ISBN9781441204905. Retrieved 30 April 2014. The Crown of Righteousness: This is given to those who crave intimacy with God. It's the special award for those who year for Jesus' coming: 'There is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day--and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.'
  11. ^Pena, Raul (30 November 2010). Father's Revelation of the Son. Harvest Time Publishing. p. 86. ISBN9780615417776. 1 Peter 5:4 the Crown of Glory for Pastors and Elders who serve the flock in unselfish love.
  12. ^Fulke, William (1848). Stapleton,Martiall and Sanders. Parker Society. p. 116. Retrieved 30 April 2014. But the words of Eusebius put all out of doubt: 'O ye friends and Priests of God, which are clothed with the holy long garment, and the heavenly crown of glory, and with the divine unction, and the priestly robe of the Holy Ghost,' & c.
  13. ^Washington, Sandra Y. (November 2009). Eschatology. p. 34. ISBN9781440184079. Crown 5: The Crown of Rejoicing - This is for these in the body of Christ who do the work of an evangelist or who operates as an evangelist, the crown is given to anyone who won souls for Christ.
  14. ^Phillips, John (January 2005). Exploring 1 & 2 Thessalonians: An Expository Commentary. Kregel Academic. p. 73. ISBN9780825433986. Retrieved 30 April 2014. So, then, Paul emphasizes the reward. He was confident that he had rewards coming to him. He had earned one crown at least--a crown of rejoicing and exultation; the triumph of his dear Thessalonians had assured him of this fact.

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Five Crowns is a five-suited rummy-style card game that is played with an extra suit. The deck has no aces or 2s and there are two of every card which increases the players' ability to go out quickly by grouping their cards into books and runs. For each round, the wild card and the number of cards dealt changes, from 3 to 13. The game was created by Set Enterprises in 1996. The highest score possible in the game is 968 (excluding the jokers) or 1225 (with wild cards).

Game Play[edit]

The game can be played with 1-7 players, with the option of playing with more players if the cards from 2 sets are mixed together. The game is played over 11 rounds, similar to the rummy style game Three Thirteen. In the first round, 3 cards are dealt to each player. In the second round, 4 cards are dealt to each player, and so on until round 11 where 13 cards are dealt to each player.


As in the game Three Thirteen, players create sets or runs of 3 or more, using the Jokers and the current round's wild card as wilds. Each round has a different wild card (the 3's in the 3-card hand, 4's in the 4-card hand, 5's in the 5-card hand, and so on until the King is wild in the 13-card hand). The rest of the cards are placed face down to form a draw pile and the top card is turned over to form the discard pile. Players draw one card from the top of the draw or discard pile, add it to their hand, and then discard one card to end their turn.

The end of round phase triggers when one player has all of their cards matched in runs or sets and lays them down in front of them when they discard at the end of their turn. Each other player then gets one more draw and discard. Players score points when they have unmatched cards at the end of a round. Each unmatched card scores its face value, except for the current round's wild which scores 20. Unmatched Jokers score 50. After 11 rounds, the scores are totaled and the player with the lowest score wins.

The game play is nearly identical to Three Thirteen, but Three Thirteen uses a standard 4-suit deck of 54 (including Jokers), or multiple decks with more players, while Five Crowns, uses two 5-suit decks with the Aces and Twos removed and an extra Joker (two 58-card decks) for 116 cards total. Scoring is slightly different as well.


Five Crowns has won the following Best Game Awards:[citation needed]

  • 2008 TDmonthly Top-10 Most Wanted Card Games
  • 2004 ASTRA Hot Toys
  • 1997 Games Magazine 'Games 100' Award
  • 1997 Christian Science Monitor, A Top Recommended Game
  • 1996 Parents' Choice Award

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