Card Game

A child taught me this card game which is really great fun and requires children to really concentrate. He didn’t have a name for it but I’m going to call it King, Queen, Jack, Ace.

The picture cards (King, Queen, Jack and Ace) all have a ‘value’;

Ace – 4 cards

King – 3 cards

Queen – 2 cards

Jack – 1 card

To play;

The cards are divided equally among the players. (Any leftover cards are placed in the middle).

Decide on the direction of play (clockwise/ anticlockwise)

Players are not allowed to look at their cards.

The first player puts down a card.

If the card is not a picture card the next player puts down 1 card. This continues until a picture card is put down.

If an Ace is put down then the next player must put down 4 cards (1 by 1). (If one of those 4 cards is a picture card then they stop and it moves onto the next person. If one of the cards is not a picture card then the player who put down the Ace wins all the cards in the bundle.)

In this instance – the player who put down the Ace would win the bundle.

The winner is the person who has all the cards at the end.

Its a fun game to play, great for social skills (turn taking, winning and losing, following instructions, following the rules) and all you need is a pack of cards.

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