Object: To win all of the cards
Number of players: 2
- Deal all of the cards so each player has 26. Players keep their cards face down in a pile and do not look at them.
- Both players turn their top card face up and put them on the table. The person with the higher card takes both of them and adds them, face-down, to the bottom of their pile.
- If the cards are equal, there is a war. The players keep the tied cards on the table, put three new cards face down on the table and a fourth card face up. The person with the higher face-up card wins the war and takes all 10 cards. If the new face-up cards are equal, the war continues.
- Continue the game until one player wins the entire deck of cards. Alternately, the person who runs out of cards first loses.