Dots and Boxes

Sep 24, 2017

How to play:

Begin by drawing a grid of dots on the paper. Using lined paper or graph paper can make this a little easier. The first person draws a line connecting two dots beside each other.

Hangman

Sep 24, 2017

How to play:

Hangman is a brainteasing word game that uses two players. The idea is to pick a word and have your opponent guess letters in an attempt to guess your chosen word.

Battleship

Sep 24, 2017

How to play:

Here’s another popular game you can play without the official version. All you need is graph paper. Each player needs two grids.

I Doubt It

Sep 24, 2017

How to play:

Choose a “dealer” to deal all cards, one at a time, to each player. Some players will have more cards than others, which is okay. Players can organize their hand of cards as they please, but do not show any other players.

Pig

Sep 24, 2017

How to play:

For each player, take four of a kind (cards of the same number or suit) out of the deck and put aside the remaining cards. For example, if there are three players, take three groups of four matching cards, such as four queens, four sevens and four aces.

Snap

Sep 24, 2017

How to play: Choose a card dealer. This player deals all the cards around the group until there are no cards left. Some players may have more cards than others, but this is okay. Players do not look at their cards but keep them face down in individual stacks.

How to play: All cards are dealt to the two players and kept face down. Neither player must look at their cards. Both players turn over the top card of their piles and put them face up in the centre of the table, beside the other player’s card.

WAR

Sep 24, 2017

How to play: All cards are dealt to the two players and kept face down. Neither player must look at their cards. Both players turn over the top card of their piles and put them face up in the centre of the table, beside the other player’s card.

Old Maid

Sep 24, 2017

How to play: All cards are dealt face down to players. Some players may have more cards than others, but this is okay. Each player sorts their cards into matching pairs of the same number or suit, keeping them hidden from other players.

Crazy Eights

Sep 24, 2017

How to play:

In a two-player game, each player is dealt seven cards. In a game with three or four players, each player is dealt five cards. The rest of the deck goes facedown in a pile, with the top card turned up beside it.

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