Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Major battle card game

three of spades nine of spades
Card Game: Major battle

1) Shuffle a standard deck of 52 cards.
2) Each player takes a card from the deck to see who goes first. The highest card goes first. Ace is the highest card. If a tie, both players draw another card from deck.
3) Both players put face down in front of them two each of cards 2-9 for a total of sixteen cards.
4) The cards can be put in any order you like and in any pattern you like (straight line, pyramid, circle...). But the pattern and card order cannot be changed for the duration of the battle.
5) In a separate face down pile, put two each of cards 3-10 for a total of 16 cards. Also add two aces for a total of 18 cards. Make sure all the cards are shuffled.
6) The high card draw winner draws a card from this pile. The card on top must always be selected next.
7) Then the player selects a face down card that the other player has.
8) The goal is to try and knock that card off the battlefield (remove it).
9) In order to do so, you must draw a higher card than the number of the card that is face down. If the card is the same number it does not get removed.
10) e.g., if the card drawn is an 8 and the face down card selected is a 2, the 2 gets removed off the battlefield. The 8 gets put back in the separate face down pile, always at the bottom of deck, and that players turn continues as long as he is able to keep removing more cards of the other player. If a 8 is drawn and the face down card selected is a 9, the 8 gets puts back at the bottom of the deck and the 9 stays on their opponents board. The other player then goes. Note that you can look at your face down cards once a player selects one of them if you don't remember them.
11) Both players must always be honest and remove a card if it should be removed. The card number order of both players can always be written down before the game.
12) Note that a 9 can only be removed by one card; a 10. Since 10 is the only other card in the draw deck higher than a 9.
13) An ace does not remove any cards. If you draw an ace, it allows you to select a face down card from your opponent that they have to turn over. (The card then gets turned face down once again.) This allows you to see the number of the card for future reference. You will know where one number is now out of his 8 cards. If he shows a 4 in that position, then you know you need to at least draw a 5 to knock that 4 off the battlefield.

Players - (2 players) The first player to remove all of the other player's cards off the battlefield first wins. There are no ties in this game.

Tips - Memory is important in this game. Each time you draw an ace and select a card for your opponent to turn over, remember what number it is for future reference. Also, making a difficult formation may make it harder for your opponent to remember what number cards they are if they are turned over by an ace. Choosing a circle formation may be hard for your opponent to remember.

Similar Game - The small battle card game is played with 8 cards instead of 16.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Small battle card game

two of spades nine of spades
Card Game: Small battle

1) Shuffle a standard deck of 52 cards.
2) Each player takes a card from the deck to see who goes first. The highest card goes first. Ace is the highest card. If a tie, both players draw another card from deck.
3) Both players put face down in front of them one each of cards 2-9 for a total of eight cards.
4) The cards can be put in any order you like and in any pattern you like (straight line, pyramid, circle...). But the pattern and card order cannot be changed for the duration of the battle.
5) In a separate face down pile, put two each of cards 3-10 for a total of 16 cards. Also add two aces for a total of 18 cards. Make sure all the cards are shuffled.
6) The high card draw winner draws a card from this pile. The card on top must always be selected next.
7) Then the player selects a face down card that the other player has.
8) The goal is to try and knock that card off the battlefield (remove it).
9) In order to do so, you must draw a higher card than the number of the card that is face down. If the card is the same number it does not get removed.
10) e.g., if the card drawn is an 8 and the face down card selected is a 2, the 2 gets removed off the battlefield. The 8 gets put back in the separate face down pile, always at the bottom of deck, and that players turn continues as long as he is able to keep removing more cards of the other player. If a 8 is drawn and the face down card selected is a 9, the 8 gets puts back at the bottom of the deck and the 9 stays on their opponents board. The other player then goes. Note that you can look at your face down cards once a player selects one of them if you don't remember them.
11) Both players must always be honest and remove a card if it should be removed. The card number order of both players can always be written down before the game.
12) Note that a 9 can only be removed by one card; a 10. Since 10 is the only other card in the draw deck higher than a 9.
13) An ace does not remove any cards. If you draw an ace, it allows you to select a face down card from your opponent that they have to turn over. (The card then gets turned face down once again.) This allows you to see the number of the card for future reference. You will know where one number is now out of his 8 cards. If he shows a 4 in that position, then you know you need to at least draw a 5 to knock that 4 off the battlefield.

Players - (2 players) The first player to remove all of the other player's cards off the battlefield first wins. There are no ties in this game.

Tips - Memory is important in this game. Each time you draw an ace and select a card for your opponent to turn over, remember what number it is for future reference. Also, making a difficult formation may make it harder for your opponent to remember what number cards they are if they are turned over by an ace. Choosing a circle formation may be hard for your opponent to remember.

Similar Game - The major battle card game is played with 16 cards instead of 8.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Drag racing card game

six of spades seven of spades
Card Game: Drag racing

1) Shuffle a standard deck of 52 cards.
2) Each player takes a card from the deck to see who goes first. The highest card goes first. Ace is the highest card. The rest of the order is decided by highest cards. If a tie, both players draw another card from deck.
3) Just cards 2-10 are used in this game for a total of 36 cards.
4) The 36 cards get shuffled and the pile is put face down in front of all the players.
5) Each player takes a turn drawing from the pile. The card on top must always be selected next.
6) The high card draw winner draws a card and puts it down in front of them.
7) Then the next player draws a card and puts it down in front of them, and so on.
8) All cards are put in a line face up in front of each player.
9) Whoever has the most points after each player draws seven cards will win the race.
10) The most points you can get is 67. The lowest is 17.

Players - (2 - 5 players) The player with the highest points wins the race. The player with the second highest points comes in second, then the next highest third... . Any ties in points for any position stand as ties.

Other Sports - More sport card games are baseball, basketball, boxing, golf, and horse racing.

ESP card game

five of diamonds
Card Game: ESP

1) Shuffle a standard deck of 52 cards.
2) Each player takes a card from the deck to see who guesses first. The highest card guesses first. Ace is the highest card. If a tie, both players draw another card from deck.
3) Just cards 2-9 are used in this game.
4) Each player takes a set of cards from 2-9 and holds them in their hand so the other player can't see them.
5) The player who lost the high card draw puts a card face down in front of them.
6) The other player has to guess what number the card is.
7) If they guess right, they win and the game is over.
8) If they guess wrong, the other player then plays by putting a card face down and so on until someone can guess the right number.
9) After a player guesses a number, the other player must show the face down card so the card can be seen.

Players - (2 players) The first player who can guess the other players number wins.

Variation - The game can be played longer; until any player can guess the correct number five times instead of just once. Whoever can guess the correct number five times first wins.

Tip - It is a big advantage to win the high card draw, since that player guesses first and can win the game instantly if they guess the correct number.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Golf card game

ace of diamonds
Card Game: Golf

1) This golf course has a 72 par for 18 holes.
2) Each hole is either a par 3, 4, or 5. The par for holes 1-9 are: 4, 4, 4, 5, 4, 4, 3, 4, 4. The pars for holes 10-18 are: 4, 4, 5, 4, 3, 4, 4, 3, 5.
3) This game is not played with the 9, 10, J, Q, K. Take those cards out of the deck.
4) Make three groups of cards. In group 1 put one each of the following cards: ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. This group is used for par 3 holes. In group 2 put one each of the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. This group is used for the par 4 holes. In group 3 put one each of the 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This group is used for the par 5 holes.
5) Make sure all cards are face down in each group and shuffled.
6) Since the first hole is a par 4, only the cards in group 2 (2-7) are used.
7) Draw a card. The number drawn is how many shots it took to get the ball in. If you draw a 4, you made par. If you draw a 7, you made 3 over par. If you draw a 2, you made 2 under par. Keep a running list on paper of the score for each hole.
8) Put the card back in the group and shuffle them, then draw one for the hole 2 score.
9) On hole 4 it changes to a par 5, so you would use the group 3 cards (3-8).
10) On the par 3 holes, an ace is a hole in one.
11) The lowest score you can get (best) is a -36. You would have to get 2 under on all 18 holes. The highest score you can get (worst) is a +54. You would have to get 3 over on all 18 holes.

Players - (1 - 4 players) More than one player? One player plays at a time, then the next player shuffles the group of cards for that hole and draws. The player who gets the lowest score at the end of 18 holes wins.

Ties - If the score is tied at the end of 18 holes, each player plays another hole starting at hole 1. Whoever gets the lowest score on hole 1 is the winner. If hole 1 is a tie, then hole 2 is played and so on until the tie is broken.

Other Sports - More sport card games are baseball, basketball, boxing, drag racing, and horse racing.