Learn to Play


Learn how to turn cards with the best of them.
Game Type
2, 3, 4, 5+

The Pack

The standard 52-card pack is used.

Object of the Game

The goal is to collect pairs of cards of the same rank, such as two sixes or two queens.

Card Values/scoring

The player who takes in the greatest number of pairs is the winner.

The Deal

Any player shuffles the pack and spreads all the cards out, face down all over the table, one at a time, so that no two cards touch or overlap at the corners

The Play

The first player may be decided in any way. The first player turns up any two cards on the table, leaving the first card face up until they have turned the second. If the two cards form a pair, the player takes them and puts them face down in a pile, and then they turns up two more cards. Whenever the two cards turned up do not form a pair, the player, after a pause of at least five seconds, turns both cards face down again, leaving them in exactly the same position on the table. It is then the next player’s turn (the player to the left). Play proceeds in the same manner until all the cards have been matched.