Go Fish

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SKILL: Taking turns

Where: at a table or on the floor

Number of Players: 2 or more

Equipment: a deck of playing cards

Object of Game: to be the first to get rid of your cards

Shuffle the cards and deal five cards face down to each player.  Each player should examine his or her hand without letting the other players see it.  Place the remaining cards, the “fish pile”, face down in the center of the table.

Players try to collect four cards of the same value.  Play begins with the person at the left of the dealer, who may ask any other player for a particular card that will help to complete a group of four cards of equal value. (example: ”do you have any 4s?”)

That player must give the corresponding card to the asker if he or she has it.  The asker is allowed to continue requesting cards until someone doesn’t have what he or she asks for.

The player who doesn’t have the right card tells the asker to “Go Fish.”

The asker then must draw the top card from the fish pile and add it to his or her hand.

The player who said, “Go Fish” becomes the next asker.  When four cards of equal value are gathered, they are laid on the table in front of their collector. 

The first player with no remaining cards in his or her hand wins the game.  In case of a tie, the player with the most groups of four wins.

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