8-28 is a press your luck card game. At the start of the game, each player gets one card they look at, then place face down in front of them. The cards have values ranging from 1 to 11. During the course of the game, the players may draw one random additional card per round to place face up in front of them. As long as any player still wants cards, gems are added to a pile. The round ends only when no one wants to take any more cards. Then, all cards are revealed and the two players whose cards are closest to a total of 8 and 28 respectively, without going over, share the gems among them.