How to play Go Fish (Card Game)
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The object of the game is to collect the most 4 of a kinds. Setup: Shuffle a standard deck of playing cards and deal 5 cards to each player. Players look at their cards but do not show them to others. Pick a player to go first, then play proceeds clockwise.
On your turn you ask 1 other player for any card rank. For example: “Bob, do you have any three’s?” The asked player must give you all the cards matching the rank from their hand, then you get to take another turn. If the asked player doesn’t have any of the asked cards in their hand they say: “Go Fish.” You then must draw 1 card from the top of the deck. If you draw the card you had just asked for, show it and take another turn, otherwise end your turn.
Whenever a player gets all four of cards of the same rank, a “4 of a kind”, they immediately remove those cards from their hand and place them grouped together face up in front of themselves. Whenever a player runs out of cards in their hand they immediately draw 5 new cards from the deck. When the deck runs out of cards, play continues until every card in every player’s hand is gone.
The game is now over. Each player receives 1 point for each 4 of a kind match they have in front of them. The player with the most points wins.