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Go Fish is the very first card game I taught my boys. The original object of the game is to win the most “books” of cards. A book is any four of a kind, such as four kings, four aces, etc. We modify the game and aim to collect pairs instead of books.
How to deal: We deal 5 cards to each player because we usually play with 2 people. If you have 3-4 people playing, deal 7 cards each.
Then place the remaining cards in the center of the table. We spread them out to look like a pond.
How to Play
The first player asks, “Do you have any 8’s?” (Or any number that they have in their hand that they want to use to make a pair.)
If the other play doesn’t have it, they say “Go Fish” and the first player draws a card from the pond. Continue to play like this, making pairs as you go.
How to Win
The way to win changes every time we play. Sometimes the first player to 5 pairs wins. Sometimes we make books of 4 instead of pairs. Sometimes we just play until we run out of cards.