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Go Fish Game Rules by Trisha Ellington
This game uses one standard 52 pack of cards.
There are four players.
Play progresses to the left.
Object of the game
The object of the game is to create as many books as possible.
The winner is the player who finishes with the most books.
At the start of the game
Each player is dealt five cards a piece.
The remaining 32 cards are placed face down in the middle. This is the Fish pile.
The dealer goes first.
The course of play
Each player takes turns selecting another player and asking them for a specific rank. Example: "Human, do you have any sixes?".
The player doing the asking must have the rank of the card being asked for in their hand.
If the player being asked has cards of that rank, they must give all of the cards of that rank to the player doing the asking.
If the player being asked does not have any cards of that rank, they tell the player doing the asking to "Go Fish!".
The player doing the asking draws a card from the Fish pile.
If the player gets the same rank as asked for in the fish pile, they must notify the other players.
If the player gets the card they requested, either from the player being asked OR the fish pile, they may go again.
If the Fish pile is empty when told to go fish, that player's turn ends.
When a book is formed, it is removed from the player's hand.
If a player's hand is emptied by creating books, they draw a card from the Fish pile. If it is empty, their turn ends.
If a player's hand is emptied by giving up cards, they draw a card from the Fish pile when their turn comes up.
End of the game
When all thirteen books are created, the player(s) with the highest score wins.
About the Author
Trisha Ellington works for Softgame Company, maker of card games, video poker and puzzles. She works on web sites, designs games and does graphic work.
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