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Aces Up

Materials

  • Deck of playing cards

Directions

  1. Deal four cards faceup in a row.
  2. If two of the cards are of the same suit, discard the lower-value card. In this game, aces are the cards with the highest value.
  3. Fill the resulting empty space with a card from the deck.
  4. Continue until one card of each suit is displayed.
  5. Deal a second row of cards on top of the first row. Compare the top cards of each pile.
  6. If two cards are of the same suit, discard the lower-value card.
  7. Fill any empty space with a card from the deck.
  8. Continue comparing and discarding until one card of each suit is displayed.
  9. Continue dealing rows, comparing, discarding, and filling empty spaces until the entire deck of cards has been dealt.
  10. The object of the game is to discard all the cards except the aces.
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Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

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