GO FISH

Players: 2-6

Goal: Make the most books to win

Rules:

  • All players are dealt five cards while the remaining cards are placed in the centre of all participants. This pile becomes the stockpile. If only two players are participating, both players are dealt seven cards.

  • Starting with the player to the left of the dealer, each person asks another player if they have a card of a certain value (for example; "Grutilda, do you have any nines?").

  • If the questioned player has a card of that value, the player must hand over all of the cards of that value. The asker then gets to take another turn.

  • If the asked player holds no cards of the requested value, the player responds, "Go fish." The asker must then draw a card from the stockpile. If the player happens to draw the card that was requested, the asking player must show the card to the group as proof. The player then takes another turn.

  • When an asked player says "Go fish", and the asking player happens to draw the card that was requested, the asking player must show the card to the group as proof, and may ask one of the other players the question on that card.

  • The game continues this way as the players try to form sets of four-of-a-kind (for examples; four nines). When they do, the four cards are immediately placed on the table face-up. This is called a book.

  • Whenever a player makes a book, the player may ask one of the four questions in that book to the previous person to make a book. No questions may be asked with the first book.

  • The play continues until all books have been made, and the player who makes the most books wins.