This week’s card game is a classic and is really fun for adults and kids alike. In case you’ve missed any, catch up on the first three 52 Card Games.
War is great because it’s such a simple game. There’s really no strategy involved. It’s all luck. It’s easy to teach others quickly, and it can take up a hefty chunk of time but it doesn’t really require that much concentration or strategy.
Be the luckier player who has the higher card! In order to win, you have to end up with all of the cards.
Deal all the cards clockwise to players face down. Players should not look at their cards.
Without looking at their cards, all players flip over their top cards so that they are face down on the table.
The player with highest rank card, takes all the cards and either adds them to the bottom of their pile or sets them aside in a separate winning pile.
Play continues this way, with the player with the highest card taking the lower cards, until 1 player is left with all of the cards.
Once you deplete your original stack of cards, you should pick up your winning stack (unshuffled and facedown) and continue using those to play.
Tying. If two or more players lay down the same card (and it’s the highest ranked card in play), then only the players who tied must lay down three cards face down and then 1 card face up.
The players can say aloud “I. De. clare. War.” as they lay down the four cards. Whichever player has the higher face up card wins all the cards on the table.
Ending the Game
The player who is left with all of the cards, wins.
Is this game as familiar to you as it is to me? Any variations in the way you play war?
Download and print the War Rules.
Play on, Players! Happy weekend, everybody.