Object: To collect the most pairs of cards by the end of the game
Number of players: 2-6
- Deal five cards to each player using the standard 52-card deck. If there are only two players, deal seven cards each.
- Place the remaining cards face down in a draw pile in the center of the table.
- The first player starts by asking another player for cards of a specific rank. For example, "John, do you have any kings?" The person who asked John for kings must hold at least one king herself.
- If the player holds any of the requested cards, he must give them to the player who asked. So John would give all of his kings to the player who asked for them. The asking player would take another turn and continue until someone tells her to "go fish."
- If John doesn't have any kings, he will say "go fish," and the asker will draw a card from the draw pile. The next turn goes to John. Remember, the next turn always goes to the person who says "go fish."
- When a player has two cards of the same rank, say two queens, the cards form a pair and are placed face up on the table in front of the player
- If a player runs out of cards, he or she draws from the draw pile.
- The game ends when the draw pile runs out. Whoever has the most pairs at the end wins.