War

 
War

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Object: To win all of the cards
Number of players: 2
To play:

  • 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.