Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Go Fish!

Set up
Deal 3 cards to each player if there are 2 players, or 2 cards to each player if there are 3 players. Place all remaining cards in a pile. 

Randomly choose a player to go first.

On your turn, ask a player for a specific card rank. For example: "Mary, please give me your lobsters." You must already hold at least one card of the requested rank.

If the player you ask has cars of the requested rank, she must give all of her cards of that rank to you. In the example, Mary would have to give you all of her lobsters.

If you get one or more cards from the player you ask, you get another turn. You may ask any player for any rank you already hold, including the same one you just asked for.

If the person you ask has no relevant cards, they say, "Go fish." You then draw the top card from the pile.

If you happen to draw a card of the rank asked for, show it to the other players and you get another turn. However, if you a draw a card that's not the rank you asked for, it becomes the next player's turn. You keep the drawn card, whatever rank it is. 

NOTE: The "next player" is the one who said "Go fish."

When you collect a set of four cards of the same rank, immediately show the set to the other players and place the four cards face down in front of yourself.

Go Fish continues until either someone has no cars left in their hand or the draw pile runs out. The winner is the player who then has the most sets of four.

The cards were first produced as pen and ink line drawings with colored pencil, focusing on compositional skills with an emphasis on pattern, color and line. The images were then scanned and multiplied to ensure uniformity.

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